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Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the inestimable Yasuko Kawamura of http://www.couplesmassageorangecounty.com. We had a great time! Subscribe to Yasuko’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ195XiSW3c&t=196s Transcript below: “This week I am with Manny Aragon. He is an expert in Rolfing and Structural Integration. I wanted to learn more about Rolfing. That’s why I […]

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(0:00) In part two of this short series, I’m going to show you how to, (0:03) now, strengthen the opposing muscle – one method. (0:06) There are many methods for strengthening the opposing muscle group from the (0:10) iliotibial band. In this case, we’re going to look at the (0:14) ADDuctor – the adductor group […]

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(0:00) I get a lot of questions about use of the foam roller (0:03) and helping to alleviate pain caused by (0:07) Iliotibial Band Syndrome and other uses, but (0:10) today we’re going to cover its use for (0:13) Iliotibial Band Syndrome. A lot of people use foam rollers (0:19) and get relief from them, […]

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(0:00) Here’s a really straightforward strengthening and (0:04) rebalancing exercise for people who are experiencing pain in the ankle, on the (0:09) outside of the ankle from running. This (0:14) will sometimes take care of the pain immediately. Usually, it’s more effective (0:18) in the long-term. They are two different ways to do it. (0:23) […]

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(0:00) This is a great easy and exercise to do (0:04) to help remove pain from your knee when you have pain in the front (0:07) side of your knee. This may also work for pain on the inside and the outside (0:12) of the knee, but more in the front region of the knee […]

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(0:00) This is a great exercise. A very simple exercise (0:03) for pain in the knee that’s (0:07) to the outside or the inside of the knee and also for lower back pain. (0:12) It’s great for cyclists and for runners (0:16) or triathletes. I’m a triathlete and (0:19) this has been really successful for me and for many of my clients as well […]

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(0:00) For knee pain – this is another exercise for knee pain. (0:03) Often times, I’ve already mentioned in another video that, with (0:07) knee pain, front of the knee pain, inevitably (0:10) the calf is incredibly tight usually (0:13) either from inactivity, complete activity and the (0:17) tissue is very hard and inelastic, or (0:20) from just over muscularization, […]

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(0:00) This is another great exercise for (0:03) knee pain, mid-back pain, and (0:06) sometimes hip pain depending on the problem. I’m basically doing (0:13) I think what’s called like a bird dog or a leg extension, a very straightforward exercise. (0:18) I’m going to do it in a particular way. (0:22) I’ll go ahead and turn sideways […]

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(0:00) Now I have a really easy and simple exercise. It’s very similar to another one that I showed earlier. (0:05) This one is actually for, (0:09) again, lower back pain and (0:12) tightness or pain in the hips or imbalance in the hips. (0:15) So if you’ve got some kind of higher hip or structural […]

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How To Stop Back Pain Fast

February 15, 2015

(0:00) This is a very simple and straightforward exercise that (0:04) you can do for when you’re experiencing middle and upper back (0:09) compaction and pain either after a hard day at the office (0:14) or after a hard day in the saddle if you’re riding a bike (0:18) being in the aerobars. I’m a triathlete so (0:22) triathlon training can be, you know, […]

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How To Stop Middle and Upper Back Pain Quickly

February 15, 2015 Articles

(0:00) I’m going to show you a really short medley of (0:04) three exercises that I found to be extremely effective (0:07) for cyclists, runners, triathletes, and swimmers. And the examples would be (0:15) if you’re getting kind of a compression and pain in the upper back and neck region (0:20) after say doing a lot of pulling in the pool […]

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How To Tame Kyphosis and Upper Back Tightness

February 14, 2015 Articles

(0:01) Here’s another great exercise for (0:03) freeing up the shoulder girdle, (0:06) opening up the upper spine, and relieving stress and strain on the upper spine. (0:10) It’s actually really good one – very simple and straightforward. (0:14) I’m going to just show you now. So, you start out with your arms (0:18) perpendicular to the body, hands up. (0:22) I make a […]

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How To Stop Lower Back Pain With Exercise

February 12, 2015 Articles

(0:00) First things first, you want to have your legs (0:04) at a right angle. So you’ve got your pelvis (0:07) and your thigh against the wall. The bottom (0:11) leg is directly straight out, the feet are hip width (0:14) distance apart, the knees are hip width distance apart. And you’re going to take (0:21) your pelvis and press it into […]

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How To Strengthen Your Core With Structural Integration

February 12, 2015 Articles

(0:00) This is a great exercise for freeing up your muscular imbalances of the (0:09) pelvic area into the legs and the trunk. What they’ll do (0:13) is they will free your lower spine up and give you a (0:17) more easy lumbar curve so that if you’re in pain (0:20) in the low back or even in the upper back it will (0:24) help to […]

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How To Do Dr. Rolf’s Famous Arm Rotations

January 24, 2015 Articles

(0:00) So now I’m going to show you Dr. Rolf’s arm rotations (0:04) which are a fabulous way to balance out the shoulder girdle, (0:07) For example, if you have a forward rolled shoulder or if (0:11) you have rotator cuff injuries or excessive tightness in the tripezius up (0:17) here into the neck, neck tightness, chest kind of forward, collapsed (0:24) situation, this […]

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How To Straighten Rounded Shoulders

January 24, 2015 Articles

(0:00) This is a great exercise for (0:03) repositioning the shoulder girdle, (0:06) resetting the neuromuscular pattern which is the (0:10) brain’s message to muscles in the body about which muscles (0:14) to tension and how much around the shoulder girdle itself. (0:17) I call this the snow angel exercise. It’s very easy. (0:21) You can do it on the floor. I’m […]

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How To Stop Back Pain With Rolfing Structural Integration

January 5, 2015 Articles

(0:00) In the first video, I’m going talk about structural integration and how it works (0:04) well for back pain. (0:05) One of the primary reasons why people come into my (0:09) office is for back pain (0:10) and for most people, they’re experiencing (0:13) lower back pains somewhere in this lumbar region, (0:17) sacroiliac pain down here possibly with radiating sciatica, […]

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How To Stop Knee Pain With Rolfing Structural Integration

January 5, 2015 Articles

(0:00) In this second video in the series, I want to talk about knee pain (0:03) and how rolfing and structural integration work to help resolve different kinds of knee (0:08) pain. Just like with back pain, (0:12) in knee pain you’ve got to determine what type of knee pain is it. (0:15) Is it an outer knee pain? (0:19) Is […]

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How To Stop Shoulder Pain With Rolfing Structural Integration

January 3, 2015 Articles

(0:00) In today’s video, I’m going to talk about shoulder pain: (0:03) different types of shoulder pain – a very common reason why people would come into (0:07) my office – and how structural integration addresses (0:11) shoulder pain,specifically, what we can do for it, (0:14) and what are some of the causes of shoulder […]

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How To Stop Hip Pain With Rolfing Structural Integration

January 3, 2015 Articles

(0:00) In today’s video we’re going to talk about hip pain – (0:04) different types of hip pain, how to tell which type you have, (0:07) and how structural integration (0:11) addresses hip pain and how can resolve hip pain. (0:14) So as we’ve been talking about before (0:17) most of the pain issues that […]

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How To Stop Neck Pain With Rolfing Structural Integration

December 11, 2014 Articles

(0:00) In today’s video, I’m going to talk about neck pain – (0:03) how to differentiate the different types of neck pain that you might have (0:07) and how to tell if structural integration (0:10) is going be a good match for your type of neck pain. So (0:16) if you are experiencing debilitating (0:19) […]

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How To Stop Ankle Pain With Rolfing Structural Integration

December 6, 2014 Articles

(0:00) In today’s video, I’m going to talk about ankle pain – (0:03) different types of ankle pain, how to tell which type you have, (0:06) and how structural integration would address ankle pain. (0:10) Now there are many different kinds of ankle pain, but they’re (0:13) I’d say, three predominate ones. The first one […]

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How To Stop Body Tightness With Rolfing Structural Integration

November 24, 2014 Articles

  Transcript Below (0:00) In today’s video, I’m going to talk about general over all body tightness, (0:04) muscular tightness and how structural integration helps resolve that. (0:08) Periodically, (0:12) people will come into my office with overall body tightness (0:15) or you might have a range of motion limitation where you can’t raise an arm or […]

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How To Activate Inner Outer Hip Part 3 of 3 – Integrative Exercise For Core Integrity and Back Pain

November 23, 2014 Articles

Transcript Below (0:00) So once you can do that, then you can do the third one. (0:03) It requires neither of these tools because you’ve mastered (0:06) the first two. (0:09) Stand hip-width distance apart just like you did before when you were using the brick and the strap. (0:15) You take your arms straight up into […]

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How To Activate Inner Outer Hip Part 2 of 3 – Integrative Exercise For Core Integrity and Back Pain

November 14, 2014 Articles

Transcript Below (0:00) The second one is the exact opposite of (0:03) that. And I’m going to use a strap to simulate that so you can see (0:08) what you can do to feel that action before you actually try it without these tools (0:12) because I’m going to ask you do the exercise without […]

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How To Activate Inner Outer Hip Part 1 of 3 – Integrative Exercise For Core Integrity and Back Pain

October 21, 2014 Articles

Transcript Below (0:00) Hi there. My name is Manny Aragon with The Rolf Workshop Center for Structural Performance (0:04) and today I’m going to show you a very simple exercise (0:08) that I’ve put together from a series (0:11) other exercise that I’ve done, if you’ve watched some of my videos before, (0:14) that provides fabulous relief […]

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