PATIENT RESOURCES

Helping you along the journey

MOVEMENT

"A Guide of Better Movement" by Todd Hargrove

A great book by a Feldenkrais practitioner filled with useful movement exercises to help you move better, learn more about your body, and experience your body differently.

RUNNING

"Anatomy for Runners" by Jay Dicharry
"Running Rewired" by Jay Dicharry

Jay is a physical therapist and gives many useful exercises for runners as well as provide some anatomy and physiology that explain what happens while running.

PAIN

"Painful Yarns" by G. Lorimer Moseley

"Taming Pain" by Cheryl Wardlaw

Pain handout

Research has shown that the more you understand pain, the better pain is experienced and managed.

BRAIN POWER

"The Brain's Way of Healing" by Norman Doidge

"The Brain that Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge

The mind is a powerful tool and has the potential to change a process called neuroplasticity.  Dr. Doidge writes about amazing stories of people that choose to use their mind and motivation to thrive after life altering events.

CALMING THE MIND/NERVOUS SYSTEM

"Meditation and Mindfulness" by Andy Puddicombe
"Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve" by Stanley Rosenberg
"The Power of Intention" by Wayne Dyer
Headspace app
Calm app

How we experience our world and our bodies is driven by our nervous system.  It is imperative to learn how to tap into a calm state.  Meditation and mindfulness are two methods to practice.  These books and apps are great resources for that.

BREATHING

"Breath" by James Nestor
"Close Your Mouth" by Patrick McKeown

Understanding why breathing through your nose is so incredibly important.

HOME EXERCISE TOOLS

Sports Cord

Foam Roller

Whoop

Spiky balls and resistance bands for purchase in clinic ($10)

These tools are a few things I often recommend to patients.  I am not endorsed by nor have any affiliation with any of these products.

 

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