Category: Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday – Touched Out

Ever wonder why you find yourself recoiling when your toddler climbs up beside you on the couch, or even a hug from your husband feels annoying? This is a short clip from a talk I did on pelvic health and

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Wellness Wednesday – Wall Kicks

Wall Kicks If you are looking for a tool to increase your stomach strength with day to day activities, this exercise will help retrain your core acting as a building block for twisting, bending and reaching movements. arms reached out

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Wellness Wednesday – Mindful Movement

Sometimes once we have baby, we are so excited to have more mobility now that a bowling ball isn’t there, that we may forget that baby may have pushed on those abdominal muscles for a long time and they may

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Wellness Wednesday – Hum & Swallow

This technique is amazing at calming the nervous system, syncing the cranial nerves (which further calms the nervous system), the vibration can help expand releases throughout the body and we can use it to reveal other areas of restriction. So.

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Wellness Wednesday – Psoas Stretch

The Psoas is a very mighty and important muscle that often gets forgotten about. It gets used all the time when we are sitting, going up the stairs, bending over, it helps us even with breathing….we use it a lot!

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Wellness Wednesday – Neck Stretch

Neck Stretch Sequence The majority of us could use help with our posture, computer work, driving, breastfeeding and caring little ones all pull on our posture. These stretches are meant to help relax your neck allowing for a looser and

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Wellness Wednesday – Figure 4 Stretch

This week we would like to share a new stretch to decrease hip and lower back pain. This stretch is to stretch the muscle that attaches at your sacrum to your hip bone, performing rotation at the hip. Figure 4

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Wellness Wednesday – Doorway Pec Stretch

Do you struggle with pain and tension in between the shoulder blades, neck and shoulders? Sometimes we need to check in with how our posture is doing, and even though you may be stretching those areas, you may find that

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Wellness Wednesday – Upper Spinal Twist

Our upper backs can get tight from poor posture, lifting and carrying. This simple stretch can help ease tension allowing you to preform your daily tasks with less tightness.  Stretch Tips: lay on side, knees bent, arms stretched out in

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Wellness Wednesday – Filling & Emptying Breath

This month we are talking about awareness and nothing is better for awareness than breathing. This activity connects our breath to the pelvic floor and can also be used to enhance exercise and provide greater confidence during activities. Correct breathing

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Wellness Wednesday – Three Main Reasons People See A Pelvic PT

Pain (pelvic pain or painful sex) Leaking pee (incontinence) Prolapse – we talk about all the different kinds Diastasis (separation of the ab muscles) These are the most common reasons women come in for pelvic PT. We talk about all

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Wellness Wednesday – Communication & sex

How to get more out of your sex life! It requires talking, asking, receiving and that can all get complicated so we break it down in this segment of our sex talk done previously at The Motherhood Co. For the

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Wellness Wednesday – Stress & Worthiness

Unmet expectations. How are you at asking for what you need/want? How well do you receive? This all plays into how we feel, how we communicate with our partners and dramatically impacts our sex life! For better or worse, the

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Wellness Wednesday – Crunches

Yes you can! Sorry, but so many women are told that they can’t or shouldn’t do crunches if they have diastasis or core weakness. Diastasis has several factors to consider, width and depth being the first 2. But there is also

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Wellness Wednesday – Ball in the Belly

You get a ball and you get a ball. You all get a ball. Ok, so I’m feeling like Oprah over here! If you’ve been in to see us, you have your very own Moment of Truth Physical Therapy treatment

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Wellness Wednesday – Standing hip/leg stretch

I love this one because it truly can help stretch the area of our low back just above the gluts, then into the hip and all the way down the hamstring or IT band into the calf and foot! Check

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Wellness Wednesday – Being Touched out

So this is super short but opens up a much larger conversation we need to be having. That starts with awareness and we can’t do that for each other. We HAVE to slow down enough to even make space to realize how we feel.

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Wellness Wednesday – To Lube? or Not to Lube?

Phases of our cycles, hormones, breastfeeding and more. Here is a clip from a talk I gave at The Motherhood Co. on sex. We will be sharing more from that conversation in the weeks to come! That blog post on

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Wellness Wednesday – Cat Cow

This was one of the first videos I made but it has been coming up a lot lately. And with different types of clients. Pregnant, post partum, pelvic pain and even some of my male clients. There are a lot

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Wellness Wednesday – Diastasis self check

Lots of women have concerns about diastasis after pregnancy. Right away, I want to state that checking yourself can be a bit tricky and pay extra caution to the 2 things we measure – depth and width. I’m mostly referencing

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