Improving Athletic Performance & Injury Recovery
Improving martial arts skills
I decided to get into a little Tae Kwon Do practice after our session today. I did some work on my crescent kick. I hit my hand every time!! It is still about 6 inches lower than it needs to be but with 4 months to work on it, it will be no problem. I was in amazement!! What other Tae Kwon Do moves can we fix??!!
Just had to share… see you soon.
– C.S. Teacher, 2010
Yoga poses not painful!
As always, it was wonderful to see you yesterday and thank you for another amazing balance. I was so pleased that we worked on my hip. The pain that was created in my hip during the yoga tree pose is gone. My run today felt very comfortable and my adductors feel much better.
– C.A. LMT Long Island
Candida, Performance Athlete
As a performer with the STOMP company, living and working on the road. Ken Campbell and the institute of Two Rivers Health continues to amaze me.
An accidental, or rather cosmically placed phone call two years ago began an amazing journey into dealing and understand the mind and body connection between me and the severe candida that escalated once I began living on the Road.
My first meeting in 2005 ensued in a session to balance the body via muscle testing, eye-rotations and basic and advanced ways of testing and improving my bodies boundaries in regards to food, emotions in the context of everyday life. Since then, my awareness over the past two years has improved my system mentally, emotionally and professionally as a performer. The session decreased, if not eliminated my candida, and the tools that Ken gave me have helped increase and open my self-awareness my overall development as a Performance Athlete.
Being on the road in general doing between 5 and 7 shows a week, while evaluating myself, my performance, my Life as a Traveling Performer has blown open my self realization and utter belief in the mind-body connection that Kinesiology embraces. I couldn't have asked for more perfect universal timing when we were scheduled to come back and perform in Binghamton. This time, several of my cast went for sessions, and I came away from my session with an even deeper of myself and how events between the first time going to Two Rivers Health and this time have affected my emotions, my body and most important My Performance.
The class on stress relief was extremely profound, and the color cycle phases and eye rotations positively exposed so much of what was going on as far as my psyche and how it had affected my body.
As a performance athlete traveling and living on the road, - I recommend Ken Campbell and the Two Rivers Health. Living on the road and life experience has brought out mostly the best, and even though events in my Life have exposed themselves physically, and the knowledge I have learned since coming back this time has given me realistic Tools for Life on and Off the Road as a traveling and artistic performance athlete.
Performer; STOMP the International Percussion Session
On August 28 2006, I had sprained my ankle while playing basketball at the East Gym on Binghamton University's campus. At the time of the injury I heard a loud popping noise and within minutes my ankle had swollen to four times the normal size. I preceded to drive immediately to Lourdes Hospital located in Binghamton on Riverside Drive. Once there, I had x-rays taken on my ankle that revealed no fractures, at this point the medical staff gave me an air cast and crutches and told me to, " stay off it for a while". I am a full-time student and work full time and did not have the luxury of staying off my ankle "for awhile". The days following the injury I could not put any weight on the leg and was limping noticeably. I was also enrolled in a karate class at Binghamton University to fulfill my gym requirement which I needed to graduate in the winter of 2006. Needless to say it was imperative that I healed quickly enough to work and participate in my class without any serious repercussions.
Soon after the accident I was working at Java Joes on State Street in Binghamton when Ken Campbell, a regular at the coffee house, noticed me limping/hopping around the café and told me to stop by his office, Two Rivers Health and Wellness. Ken wanted to take a look at my ankle to see if there was any way to help the situation. At this point I knew Ken worked in kinesiology but that was the limit of what I knew about his practice.
I arrived at Ken's office after work that same day and laid down on a table in the middle of the room. Ken told me his practice he uses a three-fold triangle system to determine the problem, a procedure to help the problem, and a solution to stop any reoccurring pain. The three sides of this triangle are physical, chemical (diet, drugs. etc) and mental. While western medicine relies almost exclusively on physical: setting bones, surgery, etc, Ken uses all three to help the body use its own power to heal itself.
Initially Ken performed a series of muscle tests by testing the strength of certain muscles and how they correspond to the uninjured leg to determine what muscle's were "weak" or affected during the accident. Once finding a "weak" muscle Ken used acupressure a technique that uses certain lines/meridians throughout your body that are all interconnected to release pressure and ultimately strengthen the muscle at the affected area. Strengthening these muscles releases the fluid that had built up around the ankle area creating most of the pain and discomfort I had felt. Ken also told me to imagine the accident or recreate the situation within my head and then visualize my ankle healing. This process helps with the overwhelming power the mind has over the body and uses that potential to your benefit. He also explained how through a series of muscle tests he would be able to determine what minerals and/or vitamins were lacking within my body which would also effect the healing rate of my ankle.
At the end of the 30 minute session I was able to walk, without a limp, out of his office. The swelling had noticeably decreased and I was able to participate in my gym class on the following day. I would like the take this opportunity to personally thank Ken for his concern for my well-being as well as his active involvement in my recovery. Without his knowledge and participation I undoubtedly would still be trying to "stay off it for awhile."
-Corey Buckley, Binghamton NY
PS- Corey wet backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains just two weeks after this session.