As you know, I’m always trying to maintain my edge. This week, I took two steps to further that goal, to make sure that you, the client, get the best possible value for the trust you place in me as your personal trainer.
Obviously it’s important to exercise our bodies, but it’s also helpful to challenge our minds and be open to new ideas. To that end, I attended the 2015 Functional Training Summit in Providence, Rhode Island this past week. I learned new techniques for reducing pain and isolating its causes from renowned TPI director Dr. Greg Rose, who hosted a lecture called “Pain: Is it you or your environment?” I learned more about balance and posture from physical therapist and author Gray Cook, attended lectures on new workout planning techniques, movement efficiency, and other topics.
I got to meet with Mike Boyle, one of the top athletic trainers in the world, who works with college, Olympic, professional, and top amateur athletes:
I also got to meet Dr. Greg Rose, TPI director, who appears regularly on the Golf Channel:
Over a thousand fitness professionals attended.
Interestingly, I didn’t see any other trainers from the Capital District at the conference. Not everyone is as passionate as I am about maintaining their knowledge and techniques so they can serve their clients better than the next guy.
In addition to upgrading my knowledge, I’ve also decided to upgrade my practice with a new and promising therapy known as Cold Laser therapy. It’s designed to relieve pain and increase the rate that your body can heal itself after an injury. It can reduce pain related to inflammation by lowering the levels of prostaglandins in the affected cells, and by applying heat and increasing circulation to speed the healing process.
The FDA has approved this laser device for relieving muscle spasms and joint stiffness, and preliminary research indicates that its mechanisms of action have even more beneficial effects.
If you’d like to make an appointment, or just have questions about Cold Laser therapy, please give me a call at 518-281-3772.
If you found any of this information helpful, or think that someone you know could benefit from this new therapy, don’t hesitate to share this newsletter with them!
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