Category: Wellness Wednesday

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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Wellness Wednesday – Lunges

Some of my amazing clients are needing harder and harder activities to progress their strength at home. When there has been pelvic pain, shifting, what feels like instability or pubic symphysis pain, we avoid single leg asymmetric things like lunges.

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Wellness Wednesday – What you need to know about your pelvis

I’ve had the absolute joy of talking to 3 different groups of women these past few weeks and we’ve talked a lot about common versus normal, leaking, prolapse, sex and more. Are you pregnant and feeling like nothing can be

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Wellness Wednesday – Sidelying Rib Stretch

Follow me – Most people complain of neck or shoulder pain. But shoulder pain often comes from scapular tightness which often comes from tightness along the midback. Tightness in the midback often causes the neck to move too much and

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Wellness Wednesday – Your perineum

The perineum. What is it? Where is it? How does it relate to pelvic pain, childbirth and your activities? Pain with sitting, sex and exercise or even just general pelvic pain can at times be caused by the perineum. Watch

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Wellness Wednesday – Spinal Curls

Flexibility is critical for avoiding injury. When our spine moves well, our nerves and muscles are happier. Keeping our center nice and mobile also avoids extra strain on our hips and shoulders. This is one of my favorite movements for

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Wellness Wednesday – Chi Machine

So what the heck is that thing in the corner on the yoga mat? It’s a Chi Machine! Still don’t have any idea what it is, do you? Well the simple explanation is that you lay down and place your

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Wellness Wednesday – Deep Squat

So we are long past the days of women only being barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen – yet here I am, barefoot in the kitchen but DEFINITELY not pregnant! However, I have a great stretch for pregnant women, or

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Wellness Wednesday – Kneeling hip flexor stretch

Yep. All The Things – that’s my favorite. Just ask my husband. This stretch is another one that gets into several different areas. It should be a comfortable position that allows you to really sink into it and wait for

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Wellness Wednesday – How Massage Can Help Postpartum

Whether crazy positions from feedings, all the ways you hold your baby, hormonal changes or feet in your back from that precious co-sleeping, massage can be an important part of recovering after delivering that little angel. Listen to Courtney explain how! We don’t want

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