Your Muscles Control You in Different Ways!Tim Livingston, CMSS, Charlie Rowe, CMSS, Greg Mack, ACE-CMES The human body is a wonder! It is arguably the most complicated system known. One of the key characteristics of the human body is that it can move through space and hold itself in fixed positions. Like...
Is Your Body a Money Pit?Authors: Tim Livingston and Charlie Rowe (Edited by Greg Mack) Recently, Netflix featured a film from our youth: The Money Pit. It’s an entertaining and funny movie starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. It’s about a young couple that invests into, what they think is,...
Exercise Is Great, But It Shouldn’t Injure You!Working Out At Home During COVID-19 “Many people trying online routines during the coronavirus pandemic are finding it’s not so easy to do them right.” A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, titled “New Home Workouts Come With New Aches and Pains,” has pointed...
Exercise – The Fountain of Youth?By Charlie Rowe and Greg Mack “It’s [old age] not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude...
How a Practitioner Thinks Matters… Especially When It Comes to the Health of Your BodyThe Certified Muscle System Specialist Movement limitations and difficulty holding your body in a position (like sitting, lying flat, standing still) are frequently associated with unwanted sensations like pain, aches, or tightness. This can have profoundly negative...
What Exactly is Exercise?
Exercise in our world is an intention to make a physiological change. We are trying to change the body in a certain direction. In other words, exercise is something that we do to intentionally change something about our bodies.
This differentiates exercise from activities of daily living
Healthy Muscles = Healthy Life
“Musculoskeletal ailments have now surpassed the common cold as the number one reason for physician visits in this country, due in part to our aging population as well as the “beat up” baby boomer generation.”
DeNubile, M.D., The Walking Wounded: A New Challenge in Personal Training, ACE Certified News August/September 2007, Page 17.
“The managed dose of exercise that will do the most for you – without harming you – needs to be measured out for you alone.”
DiNubile, MD, Nicholas A. Framework: Your 7-Step program for healthy muscles, bones, and joints, 2005, Page xix.
An Interview with the Muscle System Specialists at Physicians Fitness
What sets Physicians Fitness apart from others in the health and exercise industry—personal trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors—is our thinking. Our philosophy and how we think about the body differs greatly from other disciplines in our field. In my opinion, there are two concepts that inform our view of the body and our decision-making process to help you achieve your goals of moving better and feeling better.
Sometimes It Hurts and Sometimes It Doesn’t: Information Set Theory of Pain, Part Two
Exercise is an amazing tool for many reasons. A largely unconsidered power of exercise is in its use as a stimulus we can use strategically to add, change, and edit information in an individual’s nervous system. Being able to use this power of exercise is why I love my job as a Muscle System Specialist™. Kate and I went through several rounds of carefully applied, unique “lessons” for her body to pick up and use as new pieces of information in her nervous system’s arsenal, much like providing her with a few extra letters in the Wheel of Fortune. Once we identified the areas of her system that needed it, we supplied her with new information to interpret, process, and integrate into its problem-solving repertoire. [For the sake of sparing you hours of extra reading on this already lengthy article, I’ll leave this link here in case you’re interested in learning more about the methods we use as Muscle System Specialists™: