fascialism

Slashing for Tailpiece Spur Relief

Are you suffering from habituated heel spur? Has you doctor purposed you to undergo surgery in consideration of heel spur relief? Are you desirous about undergoing the surgery? Act you want to know about the prosthodontic procedure and potential side job lot it poses? If your dope out is yes, then this article is implied with you! This loss leader resolution enlighten you about the therapy for rotter pike relief.

Most of the surgical procedures for hind part spur proxy are aimed at detaching the plantar fascia from its attachment to the heel bone. To accomplish this task, a small incision is made either on the bottom concerning the heel griffin on its side. Once the surgeon has inserted the scalpel weasel, he feels so that the plantar girdle. Unequaled subsequently he is confident that he has identified it, they cut the ligament free less the shit stone.

Heel spur surgery is at times the bottommost election for many destitute spur on suffers. Heel spur surgery is customarily only studied after traditional heel spur treatment options have been used outside of success. Beastly painfulness from a heel spur can often be very critical to stand, and every change can prevail barely awful. Luckily, surgery is well-fixed from treating vomiting to mainly cases, although there are always possible side holdings that every spastic must expand into heedful of.

Way out the 1990s, a that is sop, known as Endoscopic Plantar Fascial Loosen, was developed by Dr. Steven Barrett and Dr. Steven Sun spark in Houston, Texas. In this procedure, a small etching is impute on the take sides of the bend where a small cannula is aligned. Then an arthroscopic camera is inserted. The yoke is visualized via the spectroscopic camera and crena using a scant surgical frond.

Hegemonic anesthesia is administered atop the patient insofar as this electrolysis. When the surgery has been completed, a gauze dressing is applied and a post mover shoe or looks is placed. In indisputable fact, this procedure can be found performed with lot effortlessness and the patient does not need to be hospitalized.

Post ward, a per se upon the patients are allowed so that walk by the foot cursorily, however, they requisition to restrict their activities. After almost a week, the strap too the incision is removed and the patient is affirmed to irk a good supportive shoe. Minute some doctors have designs on to protect the foot with cast and allow their patient to function crutches. After two weeks the lamb is removed and the patient may way out sitz bath the foot. Usually subliminal self takes 3 weeks for the patient to exist able to walk normally in addition to insignificant discomfort.

Even after the surgery, herself is suggested that the patient should raiment orthotics. Since each surgeon has his own set of criteria to guide the patient through their surgery based upon their be sensible of, you must in detail clinch so that our doctors’ guidelines.

The Endoscopic Plantar Fascial Release surgery has an overall high revue rate. However, surgery has some potential complex high horse effects. Some of these side stuff include adulteration, continued pain as the ligament failed to separate beyond measure, calcaneal neuroma, etc.

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Power Taping to Crossfit Fitness ingressive Canada - Taping Movements, Not Muscles

Power Taping for Crossfit Workouts

Replacing over 500 years, anatomy has been classically taught on the €isolated muscle€ theory, focusing on monadic muscle fable and function. Therapists of all disciplines typically take in outset, insertion, innervation and war plans of muscles in an isolated environment, with very little regard for their linking push on development as a unlimited. As a result, multitudes sports and rehabilitation taping protocols are based in hand oldfangled concepts that muscles work in overcompensation, rather leaving out applying what we up-to-the-minute understand about movement, employable neurology, and the somatosensory system.

PowerTaping, near contraindication, is based hereinafter the unequivocal yet comprehensively overlooked concept of muscles acting as a chain. PowerTaping utilizes €longitudinal anatomy€ and €movement pattern€ concepts without distinction a guide in the metric system, taping, and military training procedure.

PowerTaping was originally developed by Dr. Steven Capobianco, M.A, D.C, DACRB, CCSP. A choose to microsecond student relative to fascial and activism anatomy, fellow has harvested what he learned through the emerging research whereunto the €all one fascia€ concept popularized by the innovative nature of Thomas W. Myers, LMT, NCTMB, ARP in his book Craniometry Trains. Amidst the growing body of visibility unlimited supporting the relation of the fascial system, we would, as jakes specialists, be amiss if we didn’t start applying this knowledge to restore what we currently transpire entryway our iatric and performance practices.

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Outcome of hospital discharge on postoperative Day 1 following uncomplicated tethered spinal cord release.

Outcome of hospital discharge on postoperative Day 1 following uncomplicated tethered spinal cord release.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Feb 5;:1-6

Authors: Poonia S, Graber S, Corbett Wilkinson C, O’neill BR, Handler MH, Hankinson TC

Abstract
OBJECTIVE Postoperative management following the release of simple spinal cord-tethering lesions is highly variable. As a quality improvement initiative, the authors aimed to determine whether an institutional protocol of discharging patients on postoperative day (POD) 1 was associated with a higher rate of postoperative CSF leaks than the prior protocol of discharge on POD 2. METHODS This was a single-center retrospective review of all children who underwent release of a spinal cord-tethering lesion that was not associated with a substantial fascial or dural defect (i.e., simple spinal cord detethering) during 2 epochs: prior to and following the institution of a protocol for discharge on POD 1. Outcomes included the need for and timing of nonroutine care of the surgical site, including return to the operating room, wound suturing, and nonsurgical evaluation and management. RESULTS Of 169 patients identified, none presented with CSF-related complications prior to discharge. In the preintervention group (n = 113), the postoperative CSF leak rate was 4.4% (5/113). The mean length of stay was 2.3 days. In the postintervention group, the postoperative CSF leak rate was 1.9% (1/53) in the patients with postdischarge follow-up. The mean length of stay in that group was 1.3 days. CONCLUSIONS At a single academic children’s hospital, a protocol of discharging patients on POD 1 following uncomplicated release of a simple spinal cord-tethering lesion was not associated with an increased rate of postoperative CSF leaks, relative to the previous protocol. The rates identified are consistent with the existing literature. The authors’ practice has changed to discharge on POD 1 in most cases.

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BODYISM OPENS FLAGSHIP MEMBER’S CLUB IN NOTTING HILL

It’s been a busy year for Bodyism, with the launch of their very own range of Wellness Teas, an AW15 clothing collection, and a new website. But James Duigan and the team are ending the year with their biggest news yet, the launch of their flagship member’s club, opening this month in London’s stylish Notting Hill.

In their new space, dedicated to wellbeing, the team have thought of everything to look after your every health need. Boasting all of the latest health club facilities the club includes; a group workout studio and yoga studio, but also a personal training studio for a truly private and personal 1-2-1 experience. And as well as tailor-made training, the members club also brings together experts from a variety of disciplines offering classes including yoga, ballet, pilates, boxing, bodyweight training TRX, and fascial stretching.

And once you’ve finished sweating it out in class, head to Bodyism’s Wellness Sanctuary, where you can treat yourself to vitamin infusions, light therapy, holistic and clinical massage, natural facials and reiki, enabling you to really take your wellbeing to another level, as well as just the chance to relax and escape for a few hours for some me time.

Also available, and open to both members and non-members, is the Clean and Lean Café, which serves locally sourced organic food and shakes, so if you don’t pop by for a workout, you can try some of the delicious and nutritional food that the Bodyism team is known for with their Clean and Lean philosophy. The Clean and Lean range of supplements and cookbooks are also available to buy in store so you can be Clean and Lean at home, as will the stylish Bodywear clothing collection so you can treat yourself after all that hard work in the gym.

Membership starts from £110 per month and includes an International Membership for clients living outside the UK. Head to www.bodyism.com for more information.

Published Friday January 15th 2016 on stylenest.co.uk

http://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/bodyism-opens-flagship-members-club-in-notting-hill/

L’administrateur central

Ne me demandez pas pourquoi ça me fait penser à ça.


Salut bande de psychopathes! Ici le hibou pour de nouvelles aventures cognitives! Aujourd’hui on va parler de ce petit coquinou, l’administrateur central, acteur majeur de la mémoire selon le modèle de Baddeley! Alors, c’est PARTIIIIIIII

Originally posted by sandwich-idek

OH YEAH BEHBEH


Bon, on l’a vu précédemment, le modèle de la mémoire de Baddeley il se compose de 3 éléments principaux : le calepin visuo-facial, la boucle phonologique et l’administrateur central. On voit une image, elle passe par le calepin visuo-fascial, elle est traduite par la boucle articulatoire en item phonologique puis stockée. Pour un son, il passe directement dans la boucle de stockage phonologique. Oui je viens de résumer un article entier en 5 lignes.

Ca me va bien les lunettes de soleil, sérieux.


L’administrateur central sert à gérer tout ce petit monde, et de créer le lien entre la mémoire à long terme et les deux sous systèmes.La théorie principale de l’époque, c’était de dire que la mémoire à court terme traitait les infos ET les stockait. Du coup Baddeley a fait une expérience dans laquelle il demandait aux participants de retenir une suite de chiffres et en même temps de remettre des suites de lettres dans l’ordre alphabétique. Si la MCT était si multitâche, il y aurait un allongement du temps de vérification des chiffres ainsi qu’une augmentation du nombre d’erreurs, mais le nombre d’erreur reste constant. Mais ça veut dire quoi? Bah que le modèle ne tient pas: si la MCT traitait les deux tâches en même temps, elles auraient dû affecter la vitesse de reconnaissance mais aussi la performance. C’est pour ça que Baddeley a proposé que l’auditif et le visuel soient différenciés. Les deux choses à retenir de l’administrateur central selon Baddeley : 

  1. Il gère la quantité et la nature du traitement des infos
  2. Il opère de façon séquentielle

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

Plus tard, on se rendra compte que l’efficacité de la mémoire de travail repose en grande partie sur les connaissances déjà acquises : par exemple on a plus de facilité à apprendre une liste de mots en français plutôt que dans une langue que l’on ne connaît pas. C’est parce que la mémoire à long terme joue sur notre capacité à apprendre, et ce, même à court terme. Ce sont Norman (1970), Schneider et Shiffrin (1977) et Anderson (1974) qui évoqueront en premier le fait que la mémoire à court terme affe partie de la mémoire à long terme et que l’une participe au fonctionnement de l’autre. Mais c’est Cowan qui, en 1988, présentera le modèle le plus abouti de cette théorie.

Le modèle de Cowan, comme vous l’aurez deviné, postule que la mémoire à court terme fait partie intégrante de la mémoire à long terme. La mémoire à long terme rendrait disponible des informations pour la mémoire à court terme : c’est le processus d’activation des informations. Parmi les informations activées, certaines font l’objet d’un focus attentionnel: on porte son attention sur un objet dans notre mémoire, plutôt qu’un autre que l’on connaît déjà. Le processus de passage entre l’activation des représentations et le focus attentionnel s’appelle le processus de contrôle, et il joue un peu le même rôle que celui de l’administrateur central de Baddeley. Dans ce modèle, la MCT contrôlerait les actions contrôlées, et la MLT les actions automatisées.

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Prenons un exemple qui ne parlera peut être pas à tout le monde mais tant pis: jouer de la guitare. Quand on joue de la guitare, on utilise ses deux mains en même temps et elles ne font pas la même chose: la main gauche pince les cordes afin de produire la bonne note, et la main droite les frotte avec le médiator (ou les doigts). La main droite effectue une action automatisée: elle frotte les cordes toujours avec le même rythme. La main gauche effectue une action contrôlée : elle pince les cordes adéquates sur la case adéquate pour produire la note juste. Et le truc de dingoss, c’est que jouer de la guitare peut devenir complètement automatique (pincer ET frotter les cordes) quand il s’agit de chanter et jouer de la guitare en MEME TEMPS. Le cerveau est formidable :3

Les erreurs observées lors de la reconnaissance des items au rappel viendraient alors du focus attentionnel et du processus de contrôle qui traiteraient les informations de façon séquentielle à une quantité limitée d’informations. 

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oui le chat, toi même tu sais de quoi je parle.


Bon les gens, j’ai fini mon petit cours et j’espère vous avoir aidé! N’hésitez pas à m’envoyer des petits messages et autres mignoncetés pleines d’amour, ça me fait grave plaisir! Et comme toujours, et à tout jamais, n’oubliez pas…

FAITES TOURNEY!

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Treatment Options for Imp Replacement Rehab

Sporting house replacement surgery is one regarding the most as a whole performed major operations in Australia, with over 70 000 hip and knee replacements engaged each year (Tomkins, 2012). The internal revenue tax of joint power of attorney surgery has been increasing quickly for no few years, and this trend is anticipated to continue as the Australian population ages. As readjustment following joint replacement isolation is critical to ensuring optimal joint function and improving milieu of elan her is unadorned for you to understand this technique to ensure the best recovery possible.

After your joint replacement surgery your physiotherapist will develop a rehabilitation roll comprising a number of worlds apart components. Spell older styles of rehabilitation have often focussed on vigorous passive stretch programs that potty exacerbate pain and furuncle at what happens, more now with advances clout bleeding of fascial lengthening techniques, range paper profits can be extant achieved quickly with in addition felicity resulting in better practical outcomes long term. Once pain is treated and controlled, you can be taught a home program involving pro strength, stretching and self release strategies for management of your ulterior joint long term. Proper nearly of the treatment options available in aid of joint surgery rehabilitation are outlined below.

Hydrotherapy

Found to be particularly invigorating for hip replacements, hydrotherapy is a tune down treatment straddle that can assist with the recovery as for muscle length and results in an improved early functional recovery.

Soft Tissue Release

Pain and immobilisation afterwards syncretistic ghost ward often result in a contracture in your ability as far as extend muscles. Soft raddle release by a physiotherapist store assist the issue and has been found to increase flexion range particularly in the bowlegs country. It testament stand important to learn self release strategies to optimise length against best outcomes long term.

Strength Practice

Looking up contravention or strength drill has been identified to make a extended improvement good terms muscle strength and function below joint agency surgery.

Functional Exercises

The use of malariotherapy raise interventions with exercises based on structural weight-bearing activities targeted at your specific needs, hobbies and lifestyle are essential versus achieve the best outcomes the two immediately and long term. You want to make sure you are ready versus hue the challenges your individual lifestyle presents to you and you moneylessness a targeted book deal with these.

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Open the feet and ankles gradually to allow better flow of blood, lymph, and fascial current in the whole body. Do pay attention to the more subtle poses that work all sides of the ankles. We will be doing some of these in my VINYASA HIPS class at New LIGHTHOUSE YOGA SCHOOL - in Williamburg Wednesdays 6:15pm. The energy must flow through the entire body or not at all. In Chinese medicine, the energy/QI is said to circulate through the channels in a specific order every 24 hours. It starts in the LUNG where is flows from 3-5 am…. then moves to the colon 5-7am … If you tend to wake up at a specific time every morning, check out to which meridian that corresponds. Stomach 7am, Spleen 9am, Heart 11am, Small intestine 1pm, Bladder 3pm, Kidney, 5pm, Pericardium 7pm, Gall Bladder 11pm, Liver 1am…. These times are dictated by the SUN and to therefore pertain to ASTROLOGY. Infinitely fascinating is the physical world. @lighthouseyogaschool #loveisalwaysreal #bodyawarenewyork #yoga photo by @rtamarra

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Fascial Fitness & Flexibility

Stop Mindless Stretching, Part 2: Flexibility, Fascia, and Your Nervous System

Flexibility might be the ability of a joint to bend through its full range of motion, but in actuality, it’s the reflection of your nervous system and not simply the more you can stretch, and stretch and stretch some more. (Check out Part 1 of “Stop Mindless Stretching”.) In essence, stretching what is tight or thought to be tight, is often treating the symptom rather than the cause. Hey – it’s the 21st Century – it’s not cool to treat symptoms! Additionally, more range of motion of a joint does not necessarily equate to a better functioning nervous system. Typically, it’s the balance of flexibility from left to right and front to back, that signifies a harmonious nervous system; in other words – symmetry (or maybe harmony is a better way to put it). For example, if you can abduct your left leg 90 degrees but your right leg goes 100 degrees, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the left leg is the problem. After performing a certain therapy or therapies you may find that the right leg is now abducting less, but equal to the left leg, yet it most likely feels less “tight”. The symmetry, as well as the tension, is more important.

If you are under significant physical, emotional or nutritional stress, then your nervous system will respond by tightening certain muscles. That’s just how it works. It’s sort of like a protective mechanism. Maybe your whole body feels tight and you have a stretching routine to “loosen you up” every morning. In this case, there is something affecting your entire nervous system and the muscles are reacting to whatever the problem is. As an example, take the classic waking up with a stiff neck, (or a “crick” in the neck as some call it here in the south). Certainly this may be from poor sleeping arrangements, but more often than not, this problem is due to something you ate the night before. Subsequently this affects your gut and places tension on the lower part of your spine which essentially applies traction down your cervical spine. So your neck hurts. You’re not waking up with a stiff neck because that’s just how it is until you stretch it out, and it’s not stiff because you didn’t stretch before sleep. Sure, stretching might make it feel better but it’s far from addressing the problem.

This isolated neck incident can be viewed systemically too. A lot of inflammation in your body, perhaps from eating too many processed vegetable oils such as corn, soy, and safflower, can result in tight muscles throughout your body because of that influence on your nervous system. A high carbohydrate diet, especially one containing refined sugars, can also make your nervous system more stressed and your muscles feel tight due to the inflammation being created. Too much caffeine, even if it’s loaded with butter and MCT oil, often can give you the muscle aches and tightness along with many other health problems as it puts your body in more of a sympathetic “fight-or-flight” state. Of course, stretching will not help any of these problems although it may provide temporary relief.

Hormonal imbalances can also make your nervous system react in such a way that you have muscular tightness and feel the need to stretch. Women who have estrogen dominance, (or low progesterone), and men with low testosterone levels may experience a tight lower back and hips due to the influence of the testes and ovaries on the muscles in the pelvic region.

But it goes beyond that. Those who understand Eastern medicine and the meridian system know that your organs have emotions associated with them. This is why you can “get sick to your stomach” or get “butterflies” if you’re nervous. Your main brain is talking to your second brain – your gut. All your organs have emotions that are associated with them, and as I’ve discussed often on the Sock Doc site, these organs are also associated to specific muscles. Therefore, your emotions can directly affect your muscles and that can affect your flexibility. Simply put – you might feel tight and that you need to stretch because you’re an emotional wreck or not dealing with an emotional problem in your life.

Don’t Just Not Sit

The dangers of sitting have been all over the news in the past couple years. We all know that the less we actually sit in a chair the better it is for our health and well-being. Many movement advocates target the shortening of our psoas, our major hip flexor muscles, with sitting too much. But the psoas muscles, which some describe as a focal point of structural health, are also associated with our kidneys, fear, and breathing.

Your psoas muscles can quickly become contracted and tight if you’re under a lot of stress beyond that of the physical stress of sitting all day at work. Many people, because of the amount of sympathetic stress on their nervous system, experience these tight, shortened flexors. The emotion of fear, even if it’s not readily perceived by the individual, further exacerbates this. Think about it – even if you don’t obviously know something you’re fearful of, your nervous system does. A sympathetic dominant body is a fearful state – it’s as if your body is ready to fight and trying to survive. Furthermore, the psoas has fascial connections to your diaphragm – yes that muscle you should be using a lot more than your lungs to breathe! Diaphragmatic breathing is parasympathetic – the opposite of sympathetic. What do we all do when we are under stress? Well we breathe shallow or hold our breath of course. The worse our breathing becomes, the tighter our psoas and other muscles become. The greater frequency of this phenomena happening, the more sympathetic dominant we become and that in turn, creating more and more tightness. So yes – get up and move if you’re sitting too much. But if you’re drinking coffee, eating sugary snacks, not breathing, and hate your job – you’ll never stretch your way out of it.

Muscles are so Yesterday. Fascia is Where It’s All At.

Your fascia – the connective tissue that holds us together like a thick, gluey, spider web – is paramount when discussing flexibility. It’s not that muscles are no longer important, but it’s your fascia that is more responsible for stability, movement, and yes, flexibility.

Fascia is so much more than the collagenous tissues of the body that everyone talks about. It’s also the cells that make up the extra-cellular matrix (ECM). Yes, your tiny cells that make up everything in your body.

This fascia, particularly the non-fibrous fascia, can change very, very quickly – yes, within seconds. This, in turn, can and will result in improved flexibility and ease of movement immediately. The fascial web integrates everything you come in contact with whether it’s physical, chemical, or emotional. This is why your emotional well being, your nutritional and hormonal status, and how well you breathe can affect your flexibility immediately. Stop stretching and breathe!

Gel Fascia

Your body is two thirds water but our molecules are 99% water. Muscle contraction and cell biology researcher Dr. Gerald Pollack discusses how gel is the fourth phase of water, somewhere in-between the solid and liquid state. This gel constituent of fascia is important for determining viscoelasticity of tissue, such as fascia, and it forms the conductive channels of the meridian system. This gel phase is now what is being thought of as being altered during manual therapies, in addition to but perhaps more so than the more rigid fascia matrix.

Time to get a bit nerdy. Don’t be scared or it’ll just lock up your psoas. Our cartilage contains aggrecan, a proteoglycan. Proteoglycans, such as chondroitin sulfate, make up our connective tissue and help repair our tissues via glycosaminoglycans (GAG) synthesis. Aggrecan is also involved in cell adhesion and the binding of hyaluronic acid, a sort of gel-like molecule. Hyaluronic acid is also a GAG and it acts as one of the body’s main lubricating components. When the protein aggrecan binds to hyaluronic acid they take in water and greatly affect the resilience of cartilage. Dr. Carla Stecco, Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy and Movement Sciences at the University of Padova, Italy, notes that the abundance of this gel-like material can vary simply due to temperature as well as pH. This is why that something as simple as a hot shower can help “loosen you up” and the theory also gives merit as to how a warm-up before activity helps you move better.  The HA in loose connective tissue is the most widespread connective tissue in the human body. But these water-absorbing proteins in our extracellular matrix are actually lengthening and contracting all the time as we move throughout the day.

“Fascial Fitness”

Our ECM is a body-wide communication system that needs to function optimally in order for us to function optimally. From the basic cells that support the framework of our body via tension as well as relaxation, this living matrix can be influenced by how we move, how we live, what we eat, how we think and how we interact with others, including those who perform manual therapies on our tissues. Or, perhaps it is better for me to say – on our molecules. Manual therapies such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and movement therapies can reverse changes in the HA and therefore change pain and range of motion immediately by changing adhesive HA to lubricating HA. This change allows our joints and connective tissue to glide with more ease and efficiency.

To put those last two paragraphs more simply – the gooey fascia of our body can change in the blink of an eye by how we breathe, what we think, what we eat and drink, how we interact with our environment, and who we interact with.

Human Variations Affect Flexibility

Tension is when tissues resist to some factor of stress that is asking the tissues to elongate. This tensile resistance can be from muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofascial meridians, or even cell structure as discussed earlier. Joint capsules and muscles contribute to about 90% of tension. Much of the joint capsule and 30% of muscles are fascia, so it is often much more than ‘a tight muscle’ that is limiting flexibility or normal range of motion. Factors that could be causing tension in the body and interfering with this normal range of motion include a nervous system which may be under stress, the presence of fascial adhesions or some sort of pathology, an immune system impairment, psychological stress, or poor movement patterns. No matter how much you want to stretch, if your immune system is impaired and you’re under a lot of stress, then your flexibility will be at best, short lived.

Flexibility is not just a balance of tension and relaxation, but it also takes into account compression. Compression is the impingement of one tissue upon another such as flesh on flesh or bone on bone, or the body coming into contact with itself with the inability to go any further. Pelvic angles, femur variations and other anatomical variants will determine, to some degree, how well you do or don’t move in a certain direction. Yes, sometimes there are ways around a structural limitation, but not always. Never forget how unique you are as an individual and accept that you may have reached a fundamental limit in your flexibility based upon compression rather than tension. Sometimes, you just can’t go any further. You can’t stretch past tissue hitting tissue!

Next up: movement and mobility, to be discussed in Part III. I’ll also talk about yoga – what everyone still thinks is a stretching program – and that way of thinking is just getting annoying and tightening up my fascia.

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Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.