Have Human Beings Become Dumbed Down in Body & Movement Awareness?

On January 31, 2019, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Walking, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Have Human Beings Become Dumbed Down in Body & Movement Awareness?

Human beings may be a species that has become intelligence compromised, ecologically and biologically out of tune, plus another major deficit: dumbed way down in body and movement awareness (compared to most animal species). Despite the apparent but short-term rise of homo sapiens, demonstrating a possible illusory case of high…

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…

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…

Do We Really Need More Health-Related Therapies?

On last review, I counted at least 500 modalities of all kinds relating to health and wellness. On the one hand, we are blessed with so many modes of treatment–from schools of nutrition to exercise, bodywork, massage, yoga (a hundred varieties alone), and so many exercise systems, it boggles the…

TKR…600% Increase by 2030!

On December 26, 2013, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions,Walking, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on TKR…600% Increase by 2030!

According to a study published on the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, “Overall, total hip and total knee revisions are projected to grow by 137% and 601%, respectively, between 2005 and 2030.” And one of the explanations given is that the baby boomer generation is becoming…

The Best Investment You Can Make

On August 12, 2013, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions, By ,, , With Comments Off on The Best Investment You Can Make

The greatest and best investment you can make…the highest priority which will yield the highest returns…is in Your own body!  Real down-to-earth practical returns: well-being, health, fitness, longevity and psychophysical “equanimity” We have been conditioned to invest externally–in stocks, bonds, securities, property–and neglect to realize that the most valuable investment…

Missing Link Hip Joint to Fibula to Leg Demo

On June 20, 2013, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Video,Walking, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Missing Link Hip Joint to Fibula to Leg Demo

A demonstration of the basic code of walking.

Walking Gait…Knees

On March 1, 2013, Posted by , In Core Movement Integration,Medical Conditions,Walking, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Walking Gait…Knees

Here are two photos of the knee during walking…               AND now notice what happens…the third photo shows clear knee “deviation,” turning the right knee inward. You can see something is not aligned. This is how knee injuries occur (i.e., meniscus tears)…and is completely…

The Story of Dwight

On September 1, 2012, Posted by , In Testimonial,Walking, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Story of Dwight

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting an 85-year-old who grew up in Dana, MA, one of the five towns whose entire population was forced to leave to create the great Quabbin reservoir project in the 1930’s. I was watching his walking pattern, and noticed he was, though slowed down,…

It’s Not about a Win

On September 1, 2012, Posted by , In Sitting,Walking, By ,,, , With Comments Off on It’s Not about a Win

Josef Dellagrotte, age 75, won the Run for the Woods, a 5k Racewalk in Stow, MA, on May 20, 2012! His competition ranged in ages from 15 to 70, and his time was 38:45. But as thrilled as Josef was about winning, he wants to stress that he’s concerned about…