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THREE EXERCISES TO COMBAT A CRANKY BODY AFTER HOLIDAY TRAVEL

THREE EXERCISES TO COMBAT A CRANKY BODY AFTER HOLIDAY TRAVEL

​I just spent the greater part of last weekend in cars and airplanes, and my body absolutely hates me. My neck hurts, I have a headache, and my hip flexors are so wound up I can hardly stand up straight. Sound familiar? Here are the three exercises I hit immediately upon arrival at my destination […]

EVERY DAY IS GLUTE DAY…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE #BATTLEOFTHEBOOTY

EVERY DAY IS GLUTE DAY…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE #BATTLEOFTHEBOOTY

  FEATURING SHANNON MCKENNA, PHOTO BY DANIEL AND CORRINA OWENS ​As some of you know, I recently returned to San Francisco from China, where I had been working as a physio for the Chinese Olympic teams in prep for Rio.  In China, the cultural standard of beauty for women is to be small and thin- no curves, […]

THE SECRET TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND HIP FLEXOR MOBILITY

THE SECRET TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND HIP FLEXOR MOBILITY

AERIALIST: SOPHIE GODWIN, PHOTO BY RAYMOND RUDOLPH   WHY ARE HIP FLEXORS SO STUBBORN?? If you’re a circus artist concerned with improving flexibility, you probably whine and complain about your stubborn hip flexors on a semi-regular basis.  Why are they so tight?? Why does hip stretching suck so much? WHY AREN’T THEY LOOSENING UP?! Let’s take a […]

WANT AN AMAZING PIKE? YOU BETTER START FLOSSING…YOUR NERVES.

WANT AN AMAZING PIKE? YOU BETTER START FLOSSING…YOUR NERVES.

 FEATURED: NICOLE WOYAK ​In the last post, I discussed a little bit about basic muscle and nerve anatomy, and how to tell which structure may be contributing to difficulties with your pike stretch. Quick (and VERY simplified) review: if you are able to reach a lot further in your pike with your toes pointed than […]

PIKE LIKE A CHINESE DIVER

PIKE LIKE A CHINESE DIVER

In August 2016, I returned home to San Francisco from China, where I was working as a physio for the Chinese Olympic teams in prep for Rio. While I was there, I had the privilege of working closely with the diving team, which was one of the biggest highlights of my professional career. If you […]

ROTATOR CUFF STRENGTHENING FOR CIRCUS ARTISTS: #CIRCUSCUFF101

ROTATOR CUFF STRENGTHENING FOR CIRCUS ARTISTS: #CIRCUSCUFF101

Artists: Kia-Melinda Eastman and Lindsay Culbert-Olds, www.KLTrapeze.com Photographer: Yolanta Birkhane  When I say “rotator cuff strengthening,” what’s the first exercise you think of?  Those horrendously boring theraband exercises, right?  Yes. Those. Boring band exercises are a great place to start with strengthening your #circusshoulder, but I’m going to operate under the assumption that you already […]

Cirque Physio Top 5!

my 5 favorite exercises for circus artists, pole dancers,
and performing artists!

Cirque Physio Top 5!

Top 5

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