This month offers a wonderful time for us all to reflect on the summer and prepare for the fall. Whether or not your schedule has been altered with the start of another school year, this overall sense of beginning gives everyone a moment to start again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With addiction, deep fractures are drawn between our mind and our body, our needs and our habits, our emotions and our actions, and in the relationships that we have to ourselves and to others. Yoga, on the other hand, is connection.
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.
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.
As we transition into a season of Pitta influence it is important to begin to shift our routines towards a more cooling, nurturing and calming effect. Here are a few changes that you can include into your routine to help you transition smoothly into Summer...
A recent review by the British Journal of Sports Medicine estimates that injury rates to the lower body in endurance runners can be as high as 79%. A frequent component of treatment in returning to running involves instruction in a dynamic warm up.
Shoulder pain is a very common reason for people to seek treatment from a physical therapist. It is not unusual for me to hear from a patient that his shoulder started hurting several months ago and he “just thought it would get better.”
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...
According to CDC data, 32% of women delivering a baby did so via C-section in 2015. Some of these are elective (planned) & others unplanned or emergent. If you are one of the 32%, what can you expect following a C-section?
If you're feeling the effects of winter, having a hard time breaking through some internal struggles, holding on to pain or simply need to reset, you're not alone. One of the most important things we can do for ourselves, on and off the mat, is...
As of January 28, 2017 we are moving into the year of the Fire Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. Each lunar year is assigned an animal. This rotates through a 12 year cycle of animals.
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.