Will 21 days of yoga make a difference regarding range of motion (ROM), flexibility and strength if you have MS? Who knows? As much as I love certain modalities that I use to create wellness (Feldenkrais, myofascial work, walking, rowing machine, eliptical & yoga), it’s hard to find something that creates a large, holy shit, …

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I was a few months from finishing yoga teacher training when I received my MS diagnosis.  Considering how many people swear that yoga healed their MS you would think being a teacher would be an advantage. It would if I were a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, take-life-one-day-at-a-time, obstacles-are-nothing-more-than-opportunities, no-matter-what-my-body-is-my-temple, type of gal. It would if being in my …

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This is the 4th Post about my DBS Journey.  You can read about my earlier progress via Post 1, Post 2 and Post 3. It’s been almost 4 months since I began using my dynamic bracing system to improve my gait. Apparently, it takes more than 15 weeks to reverse a 5-year physical decline which means… Shit’s …

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This is post 3 of a multi-post series about my DBS Journey. Make sure to catch Part 1 and  Part 2 as well. Forty-seven years ago when I was mastering the art of walking I was cute, daring and most importantly, closer to the ground. (And lots of Italians with big hands were there to pick me …

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This is the 2nd post in a series. Click here for part one. The main reason my brace works so wonderfully is because of its customization. For anyone that works with patients via gait training, rehabilitation, physical therapy, orthotics, and orthopedics you’ll appreciate how John Logue at Gait Dynamics worked with me to get me walking again. …

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A few months ago I was frustrated by my continued gait dysfunction. No matter which medications I’ve taken (Copaxone, Tysabri, Ampyra, Low Dose Naltrexone), therapies I’ve attempted (yoga, Feldenkrais, Anat Baniel Method, physical therapy, myofascial release, basic calisthenics), or medical equipment I’ve purchased (AFOs, foot drop braces, canes), my walking was going to shit. I’d …

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Aggression is defined as “hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another; readiness to attack or confront”.    Silva in 1980, stated that there are 3 types of aggression: Hostile Aggression Intent to harm Goal to harm Unusual effort and energy expenditure Instrumental / Channeled Aggression Intent to harm Goal to win No anger Assertive …

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