The Godi Method® interview on RAI.ITALIA

The Godi Method® interview on RAI.ITALIA

Happy to share The interview on The Godi Method® on one of the major Italian Channel

Rai Italia Channel: The Godi Method® Interview By Simone Bracci.

Photographer Wellness and Prevention

Photographer Wellness and Prevention

What is the Photographer Syndrome?

During my years as an exercise physiologist, expert of postural alignment and creator of The Godi Method®, I’ve come across several photographers all experiencing the same kinds of symptoms which I named Photographer Syndrome.

A common sign of the Photographer Syndrome is neck pain on one side that often shoots down to the shoulder on that same side and the correspondent arm. This pain is usually in conjunction with lower back pain.
Usually the symptoms are connected to the posture employed and the way the camera is held during long hours of shooting.

Keeping an incorrect posture for a long period of time in conjunction with holding the camera incorrectly, will inevitably lead to repetitive stress injuries.

Repetitive Stress Injuries may translate into:
 A disruption of the physiological sequence of the neck and lower back joints, which are subject to compression. This leads to bulging or herniated discs often resulting in a sharp pain that travels through the arm “brachialgia” or leg “sciatica”.
 The wear and tear of ligaments and tendons in particular the shoulder ligaments and tendons.

However, an accurate diagnosis and cause of the pain should always be determined by a qualified physician.

Anyone suffering from Photographer Syndrome can prevent or reduce the condition and its related symptoms by taking the following suggested preventive and corrective measures:

HOW TO PROPERLY HOLD YOUR CAMERA

When you hold the camera use these helpful tips:

1. Positioning the camera
 Keep your camera near your body with your elbows tucked in
 When positioning your eye closer to the viewfinder: Do not stick your neck out, but shift the weight of your entire body instead
 Do not lift your shoulders toward your ears

2. Be aware of body position while shooting:
If you are standing:
 Do not lock your knees and distribute your weight in the center as much as possible
 Variate your position during the shooting as much as you can so that you are not holding the same position for a long period of time.
 If shooting lying down at least avoid twisting of your spine or excessive arching or curling of the spine
 Use specific gear so you are do not always have to hand-hold your camera: i.e. increase the use of the tripod or monopod
 Use a cross-body camera strap to distribute camera weight evenly across the body
3. When you need to carry gear, camera bags etc. distribute the weight of the equipment equally on both sides of your body.
4. Preventative wellness exercises
 Before and after shooting release the tightness between shoulder blades and in the lower back with proprioceptive exercises and appropriate stretching exercises of those particular areas.
 Stretch your hamstrings
 Reinforce your abdominal muscles with abdominal exercises.

For more info on The Godi Method® exercises for Photographer Syndrome and shooting pain-free, please contact: method@claudiagodi.com

“Optimizing Your Exercise Routine” at the Swedish Institute, NYC

“Optimizing Your Exercise Routine” at the Swedish Institute, NYC

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Your Exercise Routine” is back at the Swedish Institute, NYC.

Learn how awareness of postural alignment will optimize exercise, reducing stress on joints and relieving muscle aches and pain. Sunday FEBRUARY 11 th 2018 , 11am – 3pm. 4 NCBTMB credits

http://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-your-exercise-routine;

Pre-registration is required and can be done online via the Continuing Education website, www.swedishce.com, as well as by phone, email or in person. Please contact the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x 146 or at ce@swedishinstitute.edu.

P.S. In the process of registering on line you will be asked a few questions that may not apply to you. In that case just write N/A as an answer, so you can proceed with the registration. Thanks.

 

The Godi Method® Workshop for the first time in Italy!

The Godi Method® Workshop for the first time in Italy!

Really happy to announce that The Godi Method® workshop is now traveling to Italy!
Check below for more detailed information.
“When you are in Rome… do like the Romans “ and join us at The Godi Method® workshop.
ROME-ITALY  Butterfly- Gyrotonic studio-Ponte Milvio
January 10th  and January 11th : The Godi Method®Workshop!
ROMA: Butterfly- Gyrotonic studio-Ponte Milvio :
The Godi Method® Workshop!
10 Gennaio Dalle 14 alle 20 Indirizzato esclusivamente a Operatori della Salute.
11 Gennaio dalle 17 alle 21 aperto a tutti gli interessati.
July 15, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

July 15, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment”  is once again at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

This workshop will take place on Saturday July 15, 2017, from 11am to 3pm and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes. It is approved for 4 NCBTMB credits.

The Godi Method® workshop is opened to everyone that would like to learn about postural alignment and how to use this new awareness on your posture to optimize exercise, reducing stress on your joints. The workshop will teach you how to apply correct posture in exercise, how to crack patterns of tension, and dispense with the muscle aches and pains that you have experienced in the past.

“Claudia’s class is a great introduction to accessing a more relaxed and ultimately more efficient approach to movement and exercise. Its a relatively subtle methodology, yet profound in its objective of promoting sustainable health and longevity” stated Carlos Bayerri-Albesa, LAc, LMT who attended one of the previous workshops.

Check this link to register:

http://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment-;

DJTimes Magazine on The Godi Method®

DJTimes Magazine on The Godi Method®

Special Thanks to DJTimes Magazine for publishing The Godi Method® article on “DJ Syndrome”!

The “DJ Syndrome” is a is a recurrent pain that DJs experience during their work; it is a pain on one side of the neck, and often the shoulder on that same side, shooting sharp pain to the correspondent arm. DJ Syndrome is usually due to the action of bending the neck to the side and lifting the corresponding shoulder, in order to hold one side of the headphone closely to the ear while the other headphone is loose and off the opposite ear, so that the DJ can listen to two different music tracks in order to mix them.

In the article DJTimes Magazine anticipated some information about The Godi Method® seminar “DJ Wellness: Posture & Prevention” that will be part of the DJ Expo in Atlantic City this August. This hands-on workshop will present prevention techniques for DJ-related health issues and explains the best way for DJs to achieve maximum wellness. 

DJ Magazine on The Godi Method

The Godi Method® Workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment” Testimonials

The Godi Method® Workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment” Testimonials

Find out more about The Godi Method® workshop: check out the testimonials!

 

“I enjoyed my recent class with Claudia Godi immensely. Claudia is knowledgable, personable and highly skilled in her profession. Her attention to detail and to each and every student ensured a rewarding experience for all.”

Michelle Daniels, LMT, CLT

 

“The Godi Method® workshop was an insightful experience, well put together, informative, very much hands on and easy to follow. 
Claudia is a talented Exercise Physiologist with a strong background on biomechanics and a keen insight on the challenges that the body face to perform at its peak potential. The greatest value of her approach is that her principles can be translated in the performance of everyday activities with great ease.
I have had tremendous help from her strategies to address imbalances on my own spine and have included her exercises in my daily routine. I would recommend her workshops to anyone interested in improving their posture and learn better movement form, either in the occupation or fitness goal.”

Luca Perosino

 

“Claudia’s class is a great introduction to accessing a more relaxed and ultimately more efficient approach to movement and exercise. Its a relatively subtle methodology, yet profound in its objective of promoting sustainable health and longevity”

Carlos Bayerri-Albesa, LAc, LMT

 

“I attended the workshop after seeing Claudia for 4 months. It was nice to review all the exercises that she teached me, to practice one more time with her before being let go. I am now using her advices during my everyday breathing and workouts. These keys help me a lot on my everyday life, how to stand, how to breathe, how to exercise. I don’t feel back pain as I used to. Go, you won’t regret it!”

Charlotte Roucher

 

March 12, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

March 12, 2017: THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment”  is once again at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

This workshop will take place on Sunday March 12, 2017, from 1pm to 5pm and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes. It is approved for 4 NCBTMB credits.

The Godi Method® workshop is opened to everyone that would like to learn about postural alignment and how to use this new awareness on your posture to optimize exercise, reducing stress on your joints. The workshop will teach you how to apply correct posture in exercise, how to crack patterns of tension, and dispense with the muscle aches and pains that you have experienced in the past.

“Claudia’s class is a great introduction to accessing a more relaxed and ultimately more efficient approach to movement and exercise. Its a relatively subtle methodology, yet profound in its objective of promoting sustainable health and longevity” stated Carlos Bayerri-Albesa, LAc, LMT who attended one of the previous workshops.

 

Check this link to register:

https://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment;

Pre-registration is required and can be done online via the Continuing Education website, www.swedishce.com, as well as by phone, email or in person. Please contact the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x 146 or at ce@swedishinstitute.edu.

P.S. In the process of registering on line you will be asked a few questions that may not apply to you. In that case just write N/A as an answer, so you can proceed with the registration. Thanks.