PhysioFit: Long, Lean & Strong with Christine Keller
Tuesday 7 pm & Thursday 11 am. Starting Feb 12.
Whether your favorite activity is dance, yoga, golf, running, pilates, surfing, or tennis, stay fit or get fit so you can continue your movement practices safely. Offered by a Dance Medicine Physical Therapist, this class helps to address: low back pain, hip pain, upper back stiffness, neck/shoulder pain, and hypermobility in the joints.
If you are familiar with yoga or Pilates, some of the moves in this class may feel familiar. You stabilize your core and overly-mobile joints, while enhancing your strength, balance and coordination.
Christine proceeds very methodically. Focusing on stability of the core/center initially, then strength and endurance of the core and extremities and finally, flexibility,coordination and balance using functional movement patterns. Class Progresses from exercises done in your back, with breath work and core activation training. Class becomes more challenging and we progress to add extremity movements, and later standing and balance exercises to promote safe bodies, in whatever movement form you are doing.
Along the way, Christine adapts the moves to meet your body’s current circumstances and needs. Practiced regularly, your results from this workout is a fit body with long, lean, strong muscles, ready to engage in activities you love best, with less pain and less chance for injury!
Originally designed as “DancerFit” on and for professional dancers and broadway performers, to enhance their ability to perform at such a high level without injury. This class is now open to the fitness-conscious and movement lover public, tailored for YOU!
Christine Keller is the founder and director of Metaphysio Hawaii, and Metaphysio NYC. She is the creator of DancerFit and PhysioFit. Christine received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2010 and her Dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Dance from Hunter College in 2006. She has since received her Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist certification, and is avidly pursuing her Pelvic Rehabilitation certification. She is also a certified yoga teacher and Yoga Teacher Educator.
Very clear and patient, Christine gives each of her clients a diagnosis that informs and clarifies them as to what’s going on in their body. Her steady, gentle hands-on treatment takes the body into specific positions that it needs to heal, and releases knots and tensions that have been holding it back. Her followup recommendations give the client an integrative, functional plan to further their recovery process, and foster lifelong changes.
During her last eight years of practice, Christine has had such rich experiences and mentorship, giving her opportunities to work with a multifaceted patient population.Common conditions Christine treats include but are not limited to: orthopedic, post operative, traumatic/acute injuries, chronic long-standing injuries and pain, dance specific injuries, women’s health concerns and pelvic rehabilitation for both male and female patients, rehabilitation and continued care of certain neurological and congenital conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis. If an issue you are seeking more information on, and care of, is not listed here, please do not hesitate to inquire deeper by calling Still and Moving center and asking to speak to Christine herself.
Techniques/philosophies used at METAphysio include but are not limited to:
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
Institute of Physical Art (IPA): LPI, CTI, FO1, FO11
Kinetic Control, Mark Cumerford
Herman and Wallace
Fascial and Visceral release techniques
Yoga postures and philosophy: SARVA YOGA ACADEMY
Chakra/Energy balancing in relation to individual dysfunctions