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A Very Telling Personal Story and Testimonial

On June 27, 2018, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions,Testimonial, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on A Very Telling Personal Story and Testimonial

“Around age 50 (20 years ago) I started having repeated incidents of severe back strain, and so I tried various kinds of treatment and exercise and therapy systems, always with limited results. The last time, about 2 years ago, I seized up after pulling a few weeds, and it took…

How to Use Core Movement Integration to Reduce Neck Pain and Rounded Upper Back

On February 19, 2018, Posted by , In Class,Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions,Sitting,Workshop, By , With Comments Off on How to Use Core Movement Integration to Reduce Neck Pain and Rounded Upper Back

What Is It? A rounded upper back can, over time, become permanent and limit erect posture. It is commonly called a “dowager’s hump.” A dowager’s hump is a large bump of fibrotic connective tissue and fat at the bottom of the neck. It often has a rubbery texture. What can…

Getting to Know the “Big Tree” Potential in All of Us

On November 17, 2017, Posted by , In Medical Conditions, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Getting to Know the “Big Tree” Potential in All of Us

by Josef DellaGrotte, PHD, LMHC, CFP-physio Just as we seem interested in getting to know how to save the forests and the trees and how the “big oaks” and others survived while others died, how about that other big complementary but missing piece: our aging bodies and minds? We read…

A Major Crisis Is Looming…

A major crisis is looming for all the developed consumer countries with increasing ageing populations. Extending longevity without the means to maintain health and functional abilities is not sustainable economically or socially in any society, anywhere. Many millions are now ill-prepared to take care of themselves…already becoming a long, problem-loaded…

Researchers Identify Sitting as a Body Killer!

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions,Sitting,Video, By ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Researchers Identify Sitting as a Body Killer!

Really? Don’t mean to be alarming, but just google “sitting is body killer”…you’ll be amazed at the results: from MayoClinic.org–“What are the risks from sitting too much?” from CNN.com–“Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise” from NYTimes.com–“Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?” …just to name a few. And the British…

Retirement…Change…2016

A message to all of you—clients, students, learners: “This is a time of change and shifting priorities…in some ways, a form of “retirement” from my dedicated practice of close to 40 years. I will still be in private practice but now, much less—seeing clients in Barre, MA. I will still…

Little Miracles along the Camino

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Medical Conditions,Walking, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Little Miracles along the Camino

Carrying no food (reducing backpack carry weight)…walked first 7 km to beautiful town with a 12th-century medieval castle and a Gite (hostel)–closed until 4 pm. No place for lunch as I was anticipating. Reality again, and being here now, I paused, rested, breathed, and then heard voices–a group of youngsters…

Resolve Shoulder Problems…for life!

Do you have problems putting your arms up? For example, going through homeland security checks, getting a mammogram…or even blow drying your hair–you need to lift your arms over your head. Watch our videos to see a new approach to solving shoulder problems using core movement integration. “…and as my…

The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Joints…?

On May 28, 2015, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions,Walking, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Joints…?

Josef has helped a number of peregrino (“pilgrim”) walkers on the Camino (read more: The Camino Experience 2015 and A Pilgrim-trekker’s Reflections on Walking El Camino Santiago) Some 25 percent of walkers have problems. Few really prepare, and many do not walk with good form.

The Camino Experience 2015

“BE THE CHANGE!” This was the message all along El Camino de Santiago, which is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes across Europe. People who walk this 800 km path sense the need for some kind of change. Mine came even clearer: Be the example of how to improve quality…