Water, Water Everywhere! So Why Aren’t You Drinking It!

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 30, 2014

Feeling unusually fatigued during workouts or athletic training? Check your hydration levels. Muscle cramps, body fatigue, joint pain, headaches and lack of concentration and focus are all symptoms of dehydration. After the breath, water is the most important thing we can take into our body for normal body functioning and sports performance. Water flushes out [...]

Physical Therapists Stop Fighting

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 26, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to take Chris Johnson’s When Can I Run?workshop (https://www.facebook.com/head2toesystems) . The workshop was hosted by Equilibrium Physical Therapy in Manhattan and I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Matt Rome, and his attending, hospitable and vibrant staff. Matt and I talked a bit about the success his practice, treating [...]

Physical Therapists, When Should Your Runners Run?

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 25, 2014

Physical Therapists, Know When to Answer the Question, “When Can I Run?” MovEvolution Physical Therapy had a wonderful experience last Saturday at Chris Johnson’s When Can I Run? workshop, hosted by Equilibrium Physical Therapy, New York. Not only did I have the chance to meet Chris (who has been quite generous in the past sharing his [...]

What Does Qigong and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Have In Common?

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 23, 2014

Answer – A Soft Touch The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter does not rely solely on pure strength and power to beat his opponent. A subtle awareness of momentum, center of gravity and postural changes are crucial when making fluid adjustments to take positional control. Qigong, as well as tai chi and push hands, emphasizes relaxation, [...]

Qigong and Physical Therapy Holistic Healing Methods

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 15, 2014

Qigong and Physical Therapy Holistic healing Methods for the Multi-Sport Athlete For years, I’ve struggled with chronic lower back pain, induced by aggressive sports and dance (cycling, capoeira, calisthenics). A few mornings ago, during qigong practice, I became aware of a postural and biomechanical fault — I was rotated at my hip, overloading spinal joints and [...]

Qigong and Physical Therapy Holistic Met

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 15, 2014

Qigong and Physical Therapy Holistic Methods for the Multi-Sport Athlete For years, I have been struggling with a chronic lower back pain, induced with aggressive sports (cycling, martial arts, calisthenics). A few mornings ago, during qigong practice, I became aware of a postural and biomechanical fault — I was rotated and right-sided dominant, overloading my [...]

Treat Your Running Pain with Your Own Qigong Therapy

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 11, 2014

Acute joint pain during a run is a signal that something in your body is not quite right. Consistent practice of qigong helps you to identify balance and postural faults that may be causing your pain. A higher level of mind-body awareness assists in making the proper external and “internal” adjustments to unload joints, muscles [...]

Qigong For Sports

Richard Symister @ MovEvolution Physical Therapy April 6, 2014

Any athlete can benefit from qigong training. Runners. Cyclists. Dancers. Swimmers. Qigong is about becoming in tuned with your body as it moves through space. Qigong is about protecting your joints while providing a solid foundation for increased power, drive, punch or kick. But, to obtain the full benefits of qigong, the practitioner must first [...]