Dinneen Viggiano is an experienced Therapeutic Movement & Back Pain Specialist. She empowers self-care through nutrition, self-massage and dynamic stabilization exercises. Dinneen is also a Yoga Tune Up® Senior Teacher Trainer, a Certified Nutrition Counselor and a NeuroKinetic Therapist. She teaches back pain relief (www.RetrainBackPain.com) and coaches for plant-based holistic living (www.phytolistic.com)
WHAT DO YOU DO BEST?
I’m a great mother and wife, I’m an excellent cook and professionally, I’m a passionate and engaging presenter/teacher.
WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF?
When my life is balanced, I feel both grounded and powerful and “at my best”
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?
I aspire to be a force of positive change in the world.
I aspire to motivate and educate good people towards living a healthy and more holistically-integrated lifestyle.
As of 2016, opiod overdoses killed 65,000 people in America (1) and a full two-thirds of the top ten disease killers in the United States can be prevented through diet and lifestyle (2)(3).
I recognize that chronic low back pain is a symptom of complex biopsychosocial issues, interconnected with complex neuroimmunity issues and delicate sensorimotor miscommunications.
I aspire to connecting and collaborating with forward-thinking leaders and teachers to retrain how we treat back pain.
My biggest success is keeping it all together, every day, all day.
MOST CHALLENGING MOMENT?
Recently, I was presenting at a big conference with both of my mentors in the room. I was already pretty nervous but I also made the mistake of trying on a friends nutritive patch “to see if it works” and ended up gravely overdosing on caffeine. I basically had a nervous breakdown and then had to stand up to teach 85 people at 7:30am. I pulled it off amped up as if I had just snorted five lines of cocaine. In the end I had to narrow down my Grand Plan to just teach one thing and teach it well.
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
by Robert Frost
FAVORITE PEOPLE/ROLE MODELS?
My husband and my son are my favorite humans on earth.
I live and love NYC.
The beach is where I revitalize.
The Roll Model® therapy balls
I am currently passionate about taking my Retrain Back Pain® online training live in 2018 and organizing our second Retrain Back Pain® Pro Certification Retreat.
1. “The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years,” The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/02/upshot/fentanyl-drug-overdose-deaths.html?_r=0
2. “Leading Causes of Death,” The Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastat /leading-causes-of-death.htm
3. “Lifestyle Choices: Root Causes of Chronic Diseases,” The Clevelend Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/transcripts/1444_lifestyle-choices-root-causes-of-chronic-diseases