On today’s podcast we welcome Kathryn’s lifelong friend, Riki Richter. Riki is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Pilates rehabilitative specialist, and a deep source of knowledge on the interconnectedness of anatomy, breath, movement, and more as it relates to our complex body systems.  Riki also has a host of other trainings, is continuously researching and educating and co-runs a unique clinic in Toronto’s West end called Synergy Sports Medicine.

As Riki’s practice is rooted in body science, this episode is highly technical and focuses in on the core, pelvic floor, breathing, strength, and mobility. We explore how Riki’s ideas and anatomical inclusions of core have changed over the years, take a deep dive into the breath/core connection; how to breath and feel breath in the body, where that breath should be directed in specific proportion, diaphragmatic breathing, and squatting. Learn some ins and outs of hyper-mobility, mobility in general, and joint congruency, as well as some examples of what Riki’s strengthening and rehabilitative protocols might incorporate and look like. Kathryn and Riki also chat about closed kinetic chain movement, specifically Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) with mention of The Franklin Method and the overarching importance of continued education, keeping an open mind and staying curious to evolve with science and information of body, mind, injury, movement and rehabilitation.

In this episode…

Riki Richter,D.O.M.P \\ Synergy Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

DNS \\ Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Unique Movement Methodology \\ The Franklin Method


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