Coping With the Final Weeks of Pregnancy

Coping With the Final Weeks of Pregnancy

While birthing parents are typically excited for their babies to arrive, the final weeks of pregnancy can be exhausting, uncomfortable and emotional.  You have a small person, or multiple people inside of you, just about ready to be born.  It can take a toll on you and your partner as well.  Here are some easy ways to help you enjoy those last few weeks.

Caring for the Pelvic Floor through Pregnancy and Childbirth

Caring for the Pelvic Floor through Pregnancy and Childbirth

Women’s health care is gaining steam in recognizing the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum women.  Over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in understanding of how the pelvic diaphragm works and its important role in healthy bladder, bowel and reproductive habits.  Most importantly, women and health care providers are bringing different forms of pelvic floor dysfunction into the conversation so that treatment is possible and successful.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Pelvic floor dysfunction and stress incontinence are often believed to be problems of new moms and older women, but this is a common misconception. Women and men of all ages, including children, can suffer from urinary incontinence and often don’t realize that they can seek treatment to reduce this issue. 

Healthy Habits Start In Youth - Article Review

Healthy Habits Start In Youth - Article Review

As a physical therapist, what I take away from the NPR article by Richard Harris, 6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear, is the importance of life-long physical activity.  Healthy habits start in our youth and sets us up for healthier aging.

What to Know Before 'Flattening the Mummy Tummy'

What to Know Before 'Flattening the Mummy Tummy'

The recent article by NPR, Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day,  starts off with a sensational, grabbing title. A click bait title that we wouldn't expect from a trusted news source like NPR. But it certainly got your attention, especially if you recently had a baby and now are feeling a little weak around the core. And since this is NPR this should be safer than something random you pull off the internet, right? Well, yes and no.

7 Yoga Poses for After Your Run

7 Yoga Poses for After Your Run

Running can be such a great release from daily stress not to mention a fantastic form of exercise. Running, however, can also cause tight muscles and injuries. Here are 7 poses for you to work your way through post race or simply after your morning jog to keep your body in tip top shape for future runs and races. 

Intro to Meditation - Part 1

Intro to Meditation - Part 1

The benefits of meditation are as infinite as we are. Google it, and you'll discover so many ways meditation helps people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. There are almost as many ways to meditate as there are benefits from it. Taking two minutes between clients to breathe deeply is as valid a meditation form as sitting with one pointedness for hours on end. Equally valid but different in the results.

10 Preparations to Ensure you Enjoy this Year's July 4th Fireworks!

10 Preparations to Ensure you Enjoy this Year's July 4th Fireworks!

You don't need much to enjoy fireworks but a little extra planning beforehand will make sure you are not just happy this July 4th but comfortable as well! Here's our checklist to ensure you have the most comfortable experience yet plus a list of where to watch this year's celebration.

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

It's a great time to pay attention to how stress is affecting you. Common stressors include work, family, money, children, illness and more. Stress can impact both your body and your mind causing symptoms such as muscular pain, irritability, fatigue, and headaches. Here's how we can help...

Resolve to be Pain-Free

Resolve to be Pain-Free

Aches and pains are a common part of many of our lives. Many of us think that having pain is a normal part of “getting older.” For some of us, we think “getting older” can start in our 20s. For some of us it starts later in life. Regardless, pain is not normal and you do not need to live with it. 

Be Present

Be Present

The start of the new year is full of energy and resolve to get into healthier habits. The problem with new year’s resolutions is that there is a tendency to make big declarations and huge commitments that can be unrealistic. At Jade, we encourage you to channel the momentum in the air instead to recommit to yourself, and join us in an effort to be more present.