Anti Forward Head exercises (photos courtesy of Medbridge Education) Neck retraction Our heads tend to shift forward when we work on computers. To reverse the strain this places on the upper neck, gently retract or move the head backwards. To … Read More
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Exercise of the Month
A way to self mobilize your neck using a hand towel or strap. This exercise should feel good and not strain the neck in any way. Not to be performed if you have a fusion or referred pain into your arm.
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“My friend, Dada Shimitrinanda, a monk from India, was in a serious car accident about 20 years ago & severely damaged his knee cartridge. Christine Carr’s working knowledge of yoga combined with her skills as a physical therapist are is an amazing example of synergy and creates a wonderful healing experience. Her gentle manipulations along with guided exercises have been a powerful aid in helping my friend, Dada, finally get on the path to recovery. His pain has been greatly reduced and he has been able to resume a normal exercise routine. Christine’s list of academic credentials is amazing and her practice is the perfect combination of Eastern & Western approchases to therepy. Thank you Christine!”
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“Christine Carr is a seasoned and focused professional from whom I have benefitted greatly. Her expertise in both physical therapy and yoga gives her a wide range of techniques to employ in improving her patients’ physical – and hence mental and emotional – well being. Christine is a careful listener, an excellent communicator, and an empowering teacher. It is this combination of assets – professionalism, knowledge, and interpersonal skills – that are the essence of Synergy”
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