1. Fall prevention for all ages with Dr. Susan Frikken

     In this episode, I interview Susan Frikken, DPT. We discuss falling, fall prevention, how to stay healthy long-term, and the importance of a holistic approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions. We also discuss the Madison Area Wellness Collective, and how you can use it to find great people who can really help.   Here are some of the resources mentioned in this episode: Susan's physi…Read More

  2. Taking care of your trees so they can take care of you with Briana Frank -003

     The trees in your yard, on your street, and in your town aren't just there for show. They provide tangible emotional health benefits, filter pollutants from your air and water, shade your house in the summer, and offer fun movement opportunities for you and your family. Trees are also alive, which means they need to be taken care of. In this episode, Briana Frank from Tree Health Management, e…Read More

  3. Dr. Adam Lindsey -002

     In this episode, I interview Adam Lindsey, DPT. He's the provider I refer clients to most because he's thorough; assesses patients before, during, and after every session; uses highly effective manual therapy techniques that don't hurt; and prescribes simple at-home exercises that work. In other words, he's like me, but with a doctor's level of knowledge and skill. Dr. Lindsey has a unique per…Read More

  4. Origin Story -001

     It's taken a long time to get going, but it's finally here: the first episode of the Integration Bodywork Podcast! Listen in above, or in iTunes. You'll get a short preview of this show, and what it's going to be about, as well as a brief version of my journey to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. Here are some links to resources that have influenced me. CrossFit Starting Strength Mobility…Read More

  5. 3 ways a Licensed Massage Therapist can make you better at CrossFit

    True story: I got into massage because I wanted to get better at CrossFit. I’ve been around CrossFit long enough to remember when you had to download the videos from the Main Site in either Quicktime or WMV. Other than my front rack position, though, I did not move well at first. I also discovered Mobility WOD around episode 10, which seemed like magic at the time. The desire to serve other peop…Read More

  6. It’s all about the breath

    Over the last month I got better at riding my bike, carrying my kids, squatting, pulling, and pressing. All I did was practice one simple breathing drill. Interested?   Breathing is both vital for life, and for movement. Breathing well means aligning the pelvis and rib cage with each other. It also means engaging the muscles between the ribcage and pelvis to stabilize that position.   Many of us…Read More

  7. Athlete profile: Isaac Neff

    Today is part 2 of our athelete feature series. If you missed part 1, you can catch up here. We're very proud to sponsor Isaac Neff, from Team Neff Cycle Service. Isaac is a 2-time National Cyclocross Champion, and owner of Neff Cycle Service. What’s your name? Isaac Neff What’s your sport? Bicycle racing! I race mostly mountain bikes in the summer and starting in September I race cyclocross A…Read More

  8. 4 Lies your massage therapist told you, and 3 truths they probably don’t know

    Massage therapy is at least 7 thousand years-old. As you might expect, it’s first written mention is from Chinese writing from around 5,000 BCE. What might be surprising, though, is that we’re finally, maybe, figuring out how it works. We’ve come up with a lot of sensible hypotheses over the years, but most of them have failed rigorous study. And yet, they’re so sensible that your massage …Read More

  9. Athlete feature: Leia Schneeberger

    What’s your name? Leia Schneeberger What’s your sport? Mountain Biking (XC) Are you part of a team? Broken Spoke Racing Who are your other sponsors? Broken Spoke Cycles & Funkier Bike International What’s your day job? I'm a Senior Account Manager at Mid-West Family Broadcasting How’s your season going? Any big results? The season has been spectacular. I am currently undefeated on a Fa…Read More

  10. ANNOUNCEMENTS: NEW HOURS, NEW BOOKING SITE, NEW PRICES, NEW PRODUCTS

    Update: The new booking site is here! Schedule and manage your appointments online. Amazingly, I have been in business for myself for a year. Can you believe it? Me neither. Many thanks to my family, friends, clients, newsletter subscribers, the 6 AM crew at CrossFit Big Dane, and everyone else who has helped me on this journey. This guy is a year old, too! To celebrate this momentous occasion, he…Read More