Sometimes, the greatest struggles can bring forth the greatest innovations.
That is certainly true for Dr. Eric Goodman, DC, the founder of http://foundationtraining.com (Foundation Training). As a young man in chiropractic school, his severe back pain from multiple disc herniations became unbearable.
“I had about a year left of chiropractic school when my back got bad to the point that I was like, ‘I don't want to be a chiropractor,’” Dr. Goodman tells Dr. Lakhia. “Driving hurt, standing hurt, sitting hurt, and laying hurt. You're just out of options.”
It was in experimenting with his own pain in motion that he was able to develop Foundation Training, a combination of exercises and breathing techniques that helps with anything from basic daily movements to athletics.
Josh Brigham became a devotee of Foundation Training from his own spinal issues. Now a trainer and owner of http://adaptclt.com (Adapt CLT,) he uses Foundation Training to bring others the same relief he’s experienced.
He says a video about decompression breathing that he saw at his first Foundation Training event changed how he thought about breath. “It was just real easy to make that concept live inside of you,” Josh said. “And that's how it was introduced to me. And it never went away.”
In this episode, Dr. Lakhia, Dr. Goodman, and Josh discuss all things Foundation Training — how to get started, and why changing how you bend and breathe can change your pain.
💡 Featured Experts 💡Name: Dr. Eric Goodman, DC
What he does: As a trained (but not practicing) chiropractor, Dr. Goodman used his education as a springboard to understanding how to strengthen the spine. He developed his series of Foundation Training exercises as a way for people to take their spine health into their own hands.
Company: https://www.foundationtraining.com/ (Foundation Training)
Words of wisdom: “The ability to understand what your body is doing, as it's doing it, is probably the most important skill of chronic pain relief through lifetimes.”
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-goodman-dc-658b0123/ (LinkedIn) | https://ftstreaming.com/ (Foundation Training Streaming )| https://www.instagram.com/foundationtraining/ (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkRpabTWz-G5dRqsABppDQ (YouTube)
Name: Josh Brigham
What he does: Josh found Foundation Training following a cervical spine injury that was treated with an artificial disc replacement. He now trains others in restoring their own spinal health at his Charlotte-based Adapt CLT.
Company: https://adaptclt.com/ (Adapt CLT)
Words of wisdom: “We want people to move and to do the things that they enjoy, whatever that movement looks like. But if you're not doing it connected, you're not going to be doing it well.”
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-brigham-1834a6105/ (LinkedIn) | https://www.instagram.com/adaptclt/ (Instagram)
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