1. Introducing Ray Eady, LMT, CSCS -006

    I'm delighted to finally get Ray Eady on the podcast. Ray came to Integration Bodywork with more than 17 years experience as a strength and conditioning coach, so he has a deep understanding of human movement, and how to help you move better. He also recently graduated from East West Healing Arts Institute, where he added strong manual therapy skills and the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspectiv…Read More

  2. Playing your way to a more fulfilling life with Kathy Oppegard

    All kids play, but most people lose that skill somewhere along their journey to adulthood. It's a shame, because play is a great way to connect with your partner and friends, get your kids to do what you want, and have a more engaged community. In this week's episode, I interview Kathy Oppegard. Kathy is a Martha Beck Life Coach, who specializes in teaching adults to rediscover their playful abili…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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