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Marion Kregeloh, PT, CFP provides health information for physical therapy, osteoporosis, chronic pain, physical therapy, orthopedic therapy, Feldenkrais, in the Marin Movement Center blog.

Aging

Health and Aging

Bone Deep Strength

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Are you aligned well when moving through the day? Do you even know what good alignment is? Do you believe that strong muscles are all what is needed to protect your body from injury? Would you be able to carry a 50 pound heavy basket filled with water or rocks on your head and not injure yourself? Do you see kids, teens, adults who slouch and shrink when using their iPhone, iPad or sitting at the computer? And maybe you too are part of that postural epidemic that our modern world is facing each day?

Please watch the following video:

It is hopefully making you more aware, again, of the importance to not get sucked into this deteriorating downward spiral of our body's surrender to modern day and age and it's technology. Please remember that we can all re-learn how to move like a child again and reverse some of those aging effects modern life has imposed on us.

To your healthy and smart body!

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Brain Plasticity

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Brain plasticity.................can our brain change throughout life?

Have you ever heard comments like "you will have to live with this pain for the rest of your life" or "sorry, you will never walk again".........and on and on it goes.

May be you were never told any of those gloomy predictions but you may know someone who was. In my own practice as a physical therapist I have met countless people with stories like that and many of them have proven the world otherwise. Their belief, determination and will power has created change with a healing capacity much beyond their told prognosis.


Neuroscientific research over the recent years has shown that our brain can change and adapt to trauma. The "old" belief, for over 400 years, was that the brain is fixed and no change through life possible. This meant that any injury to the brain could not be healed,ever!
Thanks to the revolutionary discovery we now know that the brain can change itself, not through surgery or medication, but through thought and activity. What does that mean for our lives? In short: we can learn, grow, change at any age and at any point of our life. Habits and patterns that most of us have developed and live by, reduce our capacity for a more full life experience: we can not only create new patterns of thought and emotion, we can also undo old ones, that are not suiting us any longer. Such as limiting self beliefs. We can train an injured person to use the body

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