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Stay Fit And Stay Flush By Karena Thek Lineback

By: Karena Thek Lineback When the bad economy hit the fitness industry I had one really great thing going for me: I love what I do. So when clients had to drop off because finances became difficult, I invited a few of them back at no charge because, quite frankly, I missed them.  I missed the people and I missed ...

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Are Sports Hurting Your Child, By Karena Thek Lineback

By: Karena Thek Lineback Injuries are rampant in children’s sports. Competition is fierce. Practice times are increased.  Expectations are high. The coaches, having more children to work with than ever before, don’t have the time to correct form and without it, injury is inevitable.  When parents jump in to fill the coaching need, child physical development may not be an ...

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Does Scoliosis Really Matter? By Karena Thek Lineback

By: Karena Thek Lineback The answer: Maybe; Maybe not.  Depends on a couple of things:              #1: How exaggerated is your curve? and             #2: Are you in pain?  Most everyone has a cute little curve happening in the spine but it’s to such a slight degree that doing nothing about it is usually the ...

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Managing Scoliosis With Exercise, By Karena Thek

By: Karena Thek Lineback Traditionally, scoliosis is managed through observation, bracing and surgery. Scolio-Pilates, Exercise for Scoliosis, A Proactive Guide (Pilates Teck Publications, 2011), aims to add exercise to that list. Research, published as early as 1924, shows tremendous promise for employing exercise as an option in scoliosis treatment. In 1924, Katharina Schroth, a German physical therapist who dedicated her ...

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Chronic Back Pain: It’s All In Your Head, By Karena Thek Lineback

By: Karena Thek Lineback | Pilates Teck Your pain is all in your head…so to speak.  Chronic, or ongoing, pain is the result of the neurological system ‘protecting’ you from further injury. Pain becomes a safety mechanism to control your actions from creating further damage. In other words, your brain doesn’t trust you to do the right thing.  Your brain ...

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