In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Medical Exercise Specialist Brian Richey about how to work with a client with knee pain.
About Brian Richey
Brian, the owner/operator of Fit 4 Life DC, was born in Kailua, Hawai‘i, and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with a B.S. in Exercise Science/Kinesiology.
While Brian is a personal trainer, he isn’t your typical one. Brian is a Medical Exercise Specialist and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist, meaning that his level of understanding and working with and managing medical conditions with exercise is far beyond that of your typical trainer.
“My goal is to bridge the gap between the medicine and movement.”
While Brian might have been born in paradise, his childhood wasn’t all fun in the sun. He was an obese child, tipping the scales at over 420lbs by his 18 th birthday. His journey of weight loss ultimately led him to pursuit a career in personal training and help people not only in losing weight but also regaining and improving their quality of life.
In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with manual sports medicine osteopath Roeshan Shadravan about addressing the body from a holistic point of view when trying to decrease pain or improve performance.
Roeshan Shadravan DOMP Holistic Practitioner
Roeshan Shadravan is a performance, movement, and manual sports medicine osteopath and educator with a focus on pain management, neural communication, nutritio
Having been a competitive athlete and coach with a background in forensic science, Roeshan’s drive and talent to stay on top of the latest scientific research and find the true underlying cause of pain and imbalance in the body are unparalleled. In addition to her Osteopathy degree Roeshan holds a MSc in Athletic Therapy and is currently a DN candidate for her second doctorate in medicine as a Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine.
Using a full spectrum of therapeutic techniques to address the root cause of disharmony and miscommunication in the nervous system, joints, muscles, viscera and connective tissue system of the body, Roeshan works to restore balance and neural communication, remove stress, and relieve pain in your body improving your quality of life, posture, and athletic performance.
Roeshan’s motto in life is, “You deserve to feel your best and keep doing what you love in happiness and good health for a lifetime.” She has trained, mentored, and studied globally with world-renowned movement specialist, manual therapist, fascia researchers, osteopaths and naturopathic doctors.
Roeshan is available for private one-on-one consultations and sessions to address your individual needs and goals.
Roeshan’s love and deep respect for the human body’s ability to heal began early on in her life. “Being extremely active growing up as a climber, surfer, gymnast, and snowboarder, I was constantly seeking ways to restore balance in my life and relieve pain in my body. While competing and traveling on the professional circuit, injury prevention, maintenance, and recovery were key components to feeling and doing my best. Hands-on bodywork, movement therapy, and nutrition were the answers to my prayers and lead me to the next chapter of my life. The opportunity to offer that back and help others find freedom and joy in their body and lives lights me up!”
In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Pilates teacher and educator Carrie Pagès about ways to stay inspired and creative in your teaching and your movement practice.
About Carrie Pagès
For nearly two decades, Carrie Pagès has dedicated her work, life, and creativity towards sharing the gifts of Pilates with her students.
She is the owner and senior instructor of In Balance Pilates Studio and founder and facilitator of the In Balance Pilates Teacher Training Program. In 2016, Carrie won The Pilates Anytime Next Instructor Competition.
Her most recent project, CarriePagesPilates.com, is an online resource for students and instructors to take classes, observe instructional tutorials, watch demonstrations of the classical exercises, and get studio management tips. Carrie lives in Wilmington, NC with her husband, two children and beautiful Boston Terrier.