Balance Test, Unipedal Stance

“Strong feet” may not be the “sexiest” of fitness goals, but it is an important one, nonetheless. I resisted intentionally strengthening my feet and ankles for years. I thought, “I don’t need to devote dedicated time to lifting my toes, balancing on one leg, etc .… That part of my body will just get strong…

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woman doing plank at home

Do you thrive in the cardio lane? You don’t have to become a soccer player if you hate team sports and running. I am absolutely a believer in finding activities that you enjoy—or at least activities you don’t despise. The benefits of any workout are moot if you can’t actually make yourself do the activity.…BUT,…

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KATHLEEN TROTTER

BY KATHLEEN TROTTER, PTS A small and lightweight tool that can give your clients more practical results for their balance and foot proprioception.

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man work out

It is a new world, one filled with ZOOM, facemasks, heightened anxiety, home gyms… oh, and did I mention anxiety? The conundrum is this: although our new normal has made “health” feel almost impossible, it also has made healthy living an absolute must—a non-negotiable. Exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and maintaining a nutritious diet not only…

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Beyond the Basic Food and Diet Journal

The traditional food and exercise journal is — for good reason — a staple of the health field. Too many of us overestimate our healthy choices and drastically underestimate our unhealthy ones — the foods we mindlessly eat, the workouts we skip, the degree to which we rely on coffee, etc. Asking clients to record…

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podcast

Stop trying to get your clients motivated. Let go of the goal of “building willpower”. Instead help your clients build appropriate “systems”. In this episode: 4:00 – A better way to look at New Year’s resolutions 7:00 – How your client can find their fit; why “one size fits all” doesn’t work for everyone when…

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FST versus ELDOA

By Kathleen Trotter, FIS, PTS In part one of this article series, I highlighted how ELDOA and FST are similar — most notably that neither target one particular muscle or joint in isolation. Both approach the body as a “functionally integrated body” unified by fascia. Next, I provided a quick recap of what exactly fascia…

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