Joints For Life
"Daily care + mobility for strong, supple, sustainable joints "
If you’re looking for better balance, stronger joints, less pain and more ability, then you need a daily movement and mobility practice.
In the Joints For Life program, I’m giving you the tools to create strong, healthy joints – for life. You will learn a simple, systematic daily mobility practice that will help you:
- Maximize your movement potential - safely and enjoyably
- Get stronger, healthier, more sustainable joints
- Improve your brain-body connection
- Move more fluidly, with better control
- Reveal and resolve your body 'blind spots' and compensation patterns
- Improve your balance
All in less than 15 minutes a day!
Controlled Articular Rotations - or CARs - are a simple, systematic and enjoyable way to move more and move better every single day. In Joints For Life, you'll get all the tools to build your own daily CARs practice - and build a foundation for better life long health, physical resilience and athletic performance.
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"I like CARs because you can feel and see the benefits. Right away and over time. After Petra introduced me to CARs I was hooked. I try and do a quick round of CARs right after getting out of bed in the morning. My days are better when they start with CARs.
I have a messed up shoulder from old sports injuries (8+ dislocations) and after a couple of months of regular CARs it is moving more fluidly and feeling stronger than it has in a long time.
CARs are pure goodness. I’m going to keep doing them."
- Chris Loughren, My boyfriend, but he never does my stuff unless he really likes it.
"Hip CARs: Love them, still thinking about them"
- Amy Furness, student
"What I love about the CARS is the isometric contraction. With the contraction I can feel what’s going on in the joint and surrounding muscles and the info does register more in my brain! Really a game changer!"
- Mary Chris, student
"A special thanks to you for bringing CARs into my movement practice. I am managing to fit in some or all of the basic series every day and often do more. It is remarkable how they keep on showing me things. I am beginning to understand the nuances more and more and realize what you meant when you told me that I just need to do them (or something like that) when I asked you to watch me. It is definitely a self-learning experience."
- Barbara Postman, student
"Thanks for ...the CARS – love those!"
- Judy, student
"I am so happy I took took this course and am really enjoying feeling the benefits from the CARS! I love that we learned movements to address the whole body! One of the main things I love about them is I can do some throughout my day. I can tell this will be a lifetime practice that I will continue to incorporate! Thank you for teaching about this, I am very grateful and share the tips and insights when I can! Really great stuff!"
- Summer Teixera, student
"Petra's clarity about and passion for this work is truly above and beyond. She articulates about articulation in a way that is truly accessible and relatable. I had studied and practiced CAR’s prior to meeting Petra but when I worked with her online class things truly came into keener focus and I upleveled my daily practice. I have recommended her to many student of my own and all are pleased."
- Karen Sprute-Francovich, student
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Petra was certified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist by Nutritious Movement in January 2013 and has completed over 200 hours of additional continuing education training from Nutritious Movement since that time. She is a teacher trainer for Nutritious Movement, and an instructor for the international Move Your DNA workshop program. She was certified as a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist in March, 2019 and certified to teach MovNat Level 1 in October, 2018
Functional Range Conditioning was developed by musculo-skeletal expert Dr. Andreo Spina as an evidence-based system designed to improve the amount of active, usable motion that one possesses. This heals and safeguards joints and improves nervous system connection with the body. The result is reduced pain and injury and improved joint health and longevity as well as the ability to move freely and easily.
Together, these modalities are highly effective at improving self-efficacy, decreasing pain symptoms and improving health and movement abilities.
Prior to her career as a movement coach, Petra was a practicing Ontario lawyer, graduating with a JD from the University of Toronto in 2004.