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Alignment Insights By Carol Robbins

The Elusive Core

Lets talk about the term "the core" and what it means. I first came across this term in my initial Pilates training. At that time, it was (and continues to be) a rather vague term that generally refers to abdominal strength. It is still thought that ab strength directly relates to back stability. Continue Reading...

About Bunions

The big toe has an official name; Hallux. If the hallux is deviated laterally, or towards the second toe, this is called Hallux Valgus. This is what that looks like: There is no consensus among medical practitioners as to the cause of hallux valgus. Wikipedia's bunion page still claims that bunio Continue Reading...

Book Review: Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention, Fourth Edition, The Kauai Study by John M. Kirsch, MD As a Restorative Exercise Specialistâ„¢, hanging is part of my prescription protocol; everybody who comes to see me starts to hang right away. I generally don't see people who are candidates Continue Reading...

Protected: Health vs. Fitness (how your cardiovascular system really works)

Like my last post, which delved into the difference between Posture and Alignment, I want to make a differentiation between the often interchangeably used terms "Health" and "Fitness." Fitness Clubs are said to improve Health. Things you do for your health include eating well, drinking enough wat Continue Reading...

Alignment vs. Posture

When I tell people what I do for a living, I am often told something like "I already work on my alignment" or "I do restorative yoga so I'm good." So I wanted to write a post about alignment versus posture: are they the same? When you think of posture, you probably get an image in your mind of a Continue Reading...