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Category: Restorative Exercise/Physical Therapy

Wellaplaooza 2015 – Natural Movement, Physical Therapy, and “Just 5 Minutes” Discussion

Wellapalooza mixes the best of modern medicine with alternative therapies, to help patients with chronic illnesses live well. Wellaplaooza 2015 was held on November 14th, 2015 in Chevy Chase, MD. Speakers were Dr. Alan Pocinki, Dr. Emily Telfair, and Dr. Theo. Video quality is poor because recordings are taken with an iPhone. Original video camera with all presentations was stolen from my car at the end of November – about week after Wellapalooza....

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#EDSFitTip – The importance of keeping a micro-bend in your elbows and knees with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

#EDSFitTip – The importance of keeping a micro-bend in your elbows and knees with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) #EDSFitTip – With joint hypermobility (AKA – “double-jointed“), it’s important to be mindful of your range of motion in all joints, especially your joints that are most “loose” or “bendy.” While I’m not über hypermobile in my elbows, they still hyperextend. When lifting weights or doing arm exercises (i.e. in pics below), I do not extend to my “full range of motion,” even if the activity calls for it. The reason? My elbows’ full range of the movement extends...

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Moving Naturally with Hypermobility – how to find out what hurts and why it’s important to helping manage chronic pain

Moving Naturally with Hypermobility – how to find out what hurts and why it’s important to helping  manage chronic pain One of the best ways we can help our symptoms associated with hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, is by taking the time to educate ourselves on basic human anatomy & physiology (A&P).  Combine basic knowledge on A&P, with reading through presentations and information published by EDS specialists, as well as by respected people with the community and reputable EDS organizations, we are able to gain a much better idea of what EDS really “looks” like in the body. Therefore, allowing for...

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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]

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Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin: Thursday, July 20, 2017 “It has been brought to my attention that there has been much misinterpretation of my July 11 announcement.  There are several issues and misperceptions I would like to address. (1) My #1 goal my entire professional life has been to provide my patients the best […]