Rocky's Blog

Bucket List

How will you ever reach your destination or goal if you do not have directions on how to get there? Let’s say you want to climb Mount Everest, what do you need to reach that goal? You will need a plan. The plan would most likely involve training and conditioning, acquiring proper funding, finding a reliable guide and teacher, travel …

Take a Breather

We breathe in three dimensions. Our ribs expand in many ways. They can expand forward, backward, and sideways. Our bellies should also expand when air comes in. In fact, if you observe infants breathing (the most likely ones to breathe correctly) you will see their bellies expand much more than their chest and ribs. Some time over the course of …

Those Around You

She followed up with another question, “Doesn’t it make the most sense to invest in the vehicle which gives you the most return?” Since then I have aggressively pursued more knowledge and invested more time, money and energy to enhance myself and my business. It has paid off on so many levels. At this moment, I am sitting in attendance …

Defrosting a Frozen Shoulder

The weeks that followed were filled with pain and immobility. Although his knee slowly recovered from the wrenching, his shoulder did not. He found he could not lift his arm more than a couple of inches away from his body without tremendous pain. He had spent the next few months resting his shoulder and seeing doctors, getting x-rays and MRI’s. …

74 is the New 50!

I need to back up and explain how the Bridge class came about. Some time ago we recognized that there was a large information gap which exists between the time people are released from medical care (cardiac rehab, stroke rehab, physical therapy, etc.) and when they are advised to get a membership at a local gym to keep their exercise …

Choosing a Trainer

Buyer Beware! It is the first of the year, and it cannot be helped. Everyone begins to think of exercise and eating better not long after the ball drops at Times Square. Health clubs brace themselves as the floodgates of good intentions start pouring new members through their doors. Many of these new gym goers will look to hire a …

What You Are vs. What You Do

People come to see me when they are in tremendous pain and when other attempts at managing the pain have failed. They are hoping to avoid or stave off surgery. Many times they come to me as a last resort. I examine or assess how the person moves and how the body is trying to support their frame. I can …

Eating an Elephant One Bite at a Time

All too often I get asked the same question: “How many times a week should I exercise?” My answer is always the same, “Only those days which end in the letter Y.” The person usually smiles and then asks what the least amount of time per day they should exercise. Never mind that the premise of their question is to …

Child’s Play

When was the last time you played tag? What about dodgeball or capture the flag? Hide-n-go-seek? If it has been a few years, you may want to grab a few friends for a friendly game or two. I recently attended a school event with my 9-year-old son. Many families gathered during this meet-n-greet event. As we were nearing the end, …

Don’t Get Me Started

It is time for a rant. I am continually amazed at the lack of nutritional education among medical professionals today. It is not necessarily the sole fault of the doctors because the subject is not taught to the extent it should be in medical school. In fact, a study with the National Institutes of Health found that “most graduating medical …

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