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Busting 6 Myths about Postpartum Recovery

Busting 6 Myths about Postpartum Recovery

What Mothers Want You to Know There are a lot of myths surrounding postpartum recovery. I'd like to bust just 6 of those myths in this short post. Becoming a mother through giving birth is a miracle – a transformative, profound rite of passage that can be a defining...

A Letter to My Children on Mothers Day

A Letter to My Children on Mothers Day

A Letter to Our Children Pregnant with my first son, Michael In 2012 the National Association of Mothers’ Centers asked me to write a letter to my children in recognition of Mother’s Day, as a way to impart to the world what wisdom I would like to pass on to them....

Pose of the Week: What to Do When a Tight Pelvic Floor Causes Pain

Pose of the Week: What to Do When a Tight Pelvic Floor Causes Pain

What is a tight pelvic floor? In 2012 Dr. Stephanie Faubion from the Mayo Clinic wrote a scientific article on recognition and management of the "nonrelaxing pelvic floor," at the time and probably still, an under-recognized and under-treated problem in women. The...

Pose of the Week – A Better Squat for the Hip & Ankle

Pose of the Week – A Better Squat for the Hip & Ankle

Pose of the Week is all about tackling hip and pelvic issues in yoga postures. The goal is to make a yoga pose fit your body, rather than trying to force your body to fit a yoga pose. Visit my blog to see the other Posts of the Week and sign up for my newsletter (at...

Racism is a public health crisis on MLK Day 2021

Racism is a public health crisis on MLK Day 2021

Last August, during the height of the George Floyd tragedy, an article was published with this title: racism is a public health crisis. Below is a snapshot capture from the CNN article. How does this relate to the work of Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine? For...

Pose of the Week – The “Screw Home” Hip Hack

Pose of the Week – The “Screw Home” Hip Hack

This week's Pose of the Week is not your typical yoga posture, it's a technique I use to preserve and protect (and realign) the hip joint. That means this particular pose can be used INSIDE of other yoga postures in order to create hip integrity and stability. Hip...

Sue Berres, OTR/L, PYT

Sue Berres, OTR/L, PYT

“I came to the Medical Therapeutic Yoga program as very yoga-curious, but perhaps also a little yoga-skeptical. A colleague had been through the program and she raved about it and used yoga in some way in nearly every session, so there was clearly something there, but...

Dr. Leigh Sato, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Dr. Leigh Sato, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

“Thank you so much for creating an amazingly comprehensive and intelligent body of work! I feel I have only a dipped a toe in but have already started applying the FMA to some select patients. I am so excited to move into this work more and find it hugely relevant to...

Dr. Katie Goroncy, PT, DPT

Dr. Katie Goroncy, PT, DPT

“Ginger's program has restored my love and perspective that physical therapy is a healing ART. I had been feeling uninspired, deflated by the obstacles in the healthcare/insurance system, and was losing sight of what drew me to the healthcare field in the first place....

Kjirsten Winters, OTR/L

Kjirsten Winters, OTR/L

“Thank you for creating ALL of this amazing material, the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine & Medical Therapeutic Yoga programs, and for compiling the vast amounts of research and information for our fields in PT and OT — and for heath care people overall!” Kjirsten...

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