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We Want What We See (Or Once Were)

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Catherine Cowey   Bigger, better, faster, stronger this is what we hear on the daily. The incessant call to accomplish more, and push harder echoes across our culture. This message is inherent in a capitalistic, production based, able-bodied, early bird society. Many of my clients, several of whom are ex-athletes, but also deal with chronic […]

Hypermobiles & Isometrics

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Hypermobile Jar Opening

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End Range Training for Hypermobiles

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Options Lead to Autonomy

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Guarded Movement

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Hypermobiles: Adding Stability

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Sensory Calm Creation

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Catherine Cowey   I walked along the narrow beach, the sand softened under my feet. Nearly twenty million years ago this spot on the eastern shore was mostly underwater, home to a whole host of mythical sea creatures including a bounty of sharks of all shapes and sizes. Sharks happen to slough off teeth like […]

Patience & Humility in Skill Acquisition

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Catherine Cowey   I have never been good at any board sports be it on snow, water, wheels or any type of unpredictable surface. Basically all those things that adrenaline junkies love, skiing, skating, surfing, snowboarding are not my forte. I shimmy, freak out, tense up, and go careening out of control. Those last words […]

Challenge is Relative

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Cat Cowey   I was waiting for a friend of mine when my phone rang. Wind whipped in the background as she explained she was in the headlands still. Knowing the headlands were 10 miles past her original run I sensibly thought she must have driven there. She went on to explain that in fact […]

Doubt, Humility, & Truth

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Catherine Cowey Critical Thinking in Education Lots of people have come up with amazing insights and methodologies of how we should work and treat the body that are based on good science. There are also methods out there based on complete rubbish with no reputable scientific research behind them. In either case the methods usually […]

Catastrophizers vs. Minimizers

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Cat Cowey ARE YOU A CATASTROPHIZER OR MINIMIZER? The Spectrum of How We Manage Chronic Conditions. I do a lot of research on hypermobility and work with hypermobile clients. In some cases the cause of hypermobility is an inherited collagen disorder that is a chronic condition. Like many chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, or chronic […]

The Spectrum of Hypermobility

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Cat Cowey   HISTORY and BASICS Extreme ranges of motion in peoples’ joints have been recognized since Hippocrates, or more likely the Stone Ages when a girl seemed to find it easy to pick fruit while straddling two trees. In more recent history in 1949 the medical community finally coined the more extreme cases of […]