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Have Vocal and/or Pelvic Pain? You May Be Psoas Speaking

Have Vocal and/or Pelvic Pain? You May Be Psoas Speaking

This pose of the week is all about how to know if you are Psoas Speaking. This pose of the week can help you identify if your vocal problems could be coming from the pelvic floor, or vice versa. One of the chief ways to tell is by taking a closer look at one of the...

Time Saving Yoga Posture: The Wall Warrior Twist

Time Saving Yoga Posture: The Wall Warrior Twist

This week's Pose of the Week is the Wall Warrior Twist. It's a pose to help you work smarter not harder in your yoga posture practice. Work Smarter, Not Harder in Yoga with the Therapeutic Wall Warrior Twist What does this posture offer? I'm so glad you asked! The...

Improving Core Timing & Hip Stability: The 90-90 Series

Improving Core Timing & Hip Stability: The 90-90 Series

This week's Pose of the Week is all about isolating the deep hip stabilizers for improving core timing and hip stability. Spoiler Alert! This is not your typical yoga posture or your "old school" boring clamshell. This little series can help tackle a multitude of...

Umbrella Breath: Access a Stronger Core, Voice, & Pelvic Floor

Umbrella Breath: Access a Stronger Core, Voice, & Pelvic Floor

What is the Umbrella Breath? The Umbrella Breath is an accessible, if not easier, way to strengthen your core and pelvic floor using the voice and the breath. Building core strength requires that you raise or create intra-abdominal pressure to create spinal stiffness....

Pose of the Week – Kite Flying Hip Hack (Two Strap Hip Release)

Pose of the Week – Kite Flying Hip Hack (Two Strap Hip Release)

This week’s Pose of the Week is a Hip Hack called Kite Flying, or what I also call Two Strap Hip Release. Kite Flying is not your typical yoga posture. It’s actually a Medical Therapeutic Yoga technique I created to mobilize a hip joint that has been snarky for too...

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...

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...

Increasing Hip Range of Motion after Hip Arthroscopy

Increasing Hip Range of Motion after Hip Arthroscopy

This week's pose of the week is going to focus in on hip pain after surgery. You don't have to have had hip arthroscopy to benefit from this post. But if you have, you may find it particularly helpful. As with all my posts, the Pose of the Week always focuses on join...

Plug In for Hip Stability with the Lock and Load

Plug In for Hip Stability with the Lock and Load

Hip stability. The holy grail of post-op hip arthroscopy, total hip, and pretty much all hip rehab. It has been a little over 6 years now since my own hip arthroscopy. Achieving good hip scope outcomes is often easier said than done. It requires staying up on all...

Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Physical Therapy

Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Physical Therapy

Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Physical Therapy mean better self-care and better patient care. Self-care is more critical than ever - for every individual, for our communities, and particularly for those of us who work in health care. As Audre Lorde said, “Caring for...

Pose of the Week: Half & Full Lotus Pose

Pose of the Week: Half & Full Lotus Pose

Question:  What is happening to the knee and hip in half and full lotus pose?  Answer:  This is a GREAT question! I've seen this pose hurt many people - and my mission as a therapist is to help people heal - and avoid getting hurt, especially in yoga. So my answer is...

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