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 muscles. Ah, ha!

After only two sessions of corrective exercises and specific qigong movements, I have been able to improve my posture and increase my training intensity with less pain and, therefore, more stability and power.

With patience and consistent practice — as with life — the qigong practitioner can learn something new about him or herself every training session. I’m still growing as a qigong practitioner, as well as a Physical Therapist, finding new ways to use qigong as a therapeutic method with my multi-sport and dance clients at MovEvoluton Physical Therapy.