I first became involved in Mind Body movement to correct and enhance my riding skills. As an aging rider, I found that I was loosing my suppleness and agility. I studied human bio-mechanics and then learned to apply them to my sports (Dressage and Eventing). Since those early days I’ve helped many aging sports enthusiasts stay on the slopes, water or courts! The following are some of the sport disciplines where I’ve helped.
– If you know the technique you lack for your sport, I can help you develop it.
– If you’re not sure why you can’t perform as you’d like, usually re-balancing your muscular/skeletal system will show us where you need to change.
- Equestrian: by creating better suppleness and balanced muscle development in the rider, many aging riders have stayed on their horses and out of pain. Riding should make your body feel better. If that’s not the case, we can often reduce or eliminate your pain by developing more even musculature.
- Equestrian: Dressage – If we’re asking our horses to be balanced and supple, how can we not need the same qualities? Among may other benefits, we can develop your independent seat, your half-halt muscles, and your rotation which improves your lateral work.
- Equestrian: Hunter/Jumper – Rebalanced muscles of pelvis and back to eliminate back pain in 2-point position; allow body to fold at hips more easily over jumps; enable jumper rider to ride bending lines to right, where previously she couldn’t by rebalancing Glute strength/tightness.
- Equestrian: Eventing – Same benefits as H/J and Dressage riders. Also help aging eventers recover from old injuries and continue riding with more youthful suppleness.
- Equestrian: Cutting and Reining – Changed pelvis and back function to eliminate pain. Developed better leg rotation to enable position trainer required.
- Golf – Improved rotation and drives lengthened. Rotator cuff recovery enabled being able to play at all!
- Kayaking – Explored how to power her stroke with her core, not her arms. She was then able to leave her husband behind!
- Running – Injury prevention. Relieved shin splints. Improved foot and gait mechanics enabling them to keep running.
- Snow Skiing – Men’s Master Slalom competition. Gait work and rebalancing oblique slings to allow better use of hips and knees. Leg work to improve knee mechanics.
- Softball – Rotator cuff tightness inhibited throwing. Mobilized shoulder and he could throw again.
- Tennis Players – Created better range of motion in shoulder to facilitate serve. Re-balanced muscular suppleness to make forehand and back hand swings more consistent.
- Water Skiing: Barefoot Slalom and Tricks – Recovery from rotator cuff injury enabled him to compete in 2018 Men’s Sr World Championship, silver medalist.
- Water Skiing: Single Ski Slalom – performance enhancement, rebalancing muscular strength and suppleness.