Philosophy

The ugly truth is…we live in a convenient world full of broken people that forgot how to move well.  We no longer walk far and wide to hunt, gather, or communicate.  We need not carry timbers to tend our fires or forge our tools from nature.  In our race to free up time and squeeze more into our daylight hours, and more daylight hours into our days, we have reduced our movement and work [physical stress] to a fraction of what is was and increased our mental stress [productivity deadlines, poor sleep, etc] beyond our ability to sustain.  In doing so we have inadvertently found proof in the old wives’ tale that we must “move it or lose it”.  Indeed, we broke ourselves!

My aim is to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and the “real” world.  I am dedicated to helping those in need develop the requisite skills and understanding to evolve from injury-risk or rehab back to the gym or – even more importantly – to return to the joyful activities that fill their lives.

My philosophy on all things – human thought process, mindfulness, movement and sport, interpersonal relations, interaction and behavior…the cosmos – is largely influenced by the ideas of interconnection, integration, and synergy.  We must consider the many influencing factors, identify and implement those elements which complement, or complete, the individual and extract that which hinders progress and success.  By understanding and evaluating the diversity within each individual we can recognize the contributions of each element within the interrelated system.  The opportunity to address desired change arises from such a holistic approach.  An ideal well represented by the Dynamical Systems Theory (Newell, K.M., 1986), where the individaual, task, and environment all play a role in the behavioral or expressed outcome.

Many other thought-provoking theories and techniques (i.e.: Gray Cook and Lee Burton’s Functional Movement Systems, Mike Boyle’s Advances in Functional Training and Functional Strength Coach series, Erwan Le Corre’s MovNat principles, CrossFit methodologies, NASM Optimum Performance Training Model, Transtheoretical Model, and Flow Psychology among others) are all tools that provide us an opportunity to effectively assist people in the development and attainment of self-efficacy in the management of their own health and performance.

Dynamic systems instructional model – modified from Newell (1986)

English: Stages of change model.

Transtheoretical model – modified from Prochaska (1977)

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