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Integrative Medicine

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...

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...

Lumpectomy Recovery: Telling My Story as a PT

Lumpectomy Recovery: Telling My Story as a PT

Day 0: Post-Op Lumpectomy Recovery One thing I have learned through the years about adversity is this: Sharing our struggles can encourage and help others.  So I'm sharing something I haven't shared with anyone yet: I'm working my way through lumpectomy recovery....

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...

Pose of the Week – Child’s Pose

Pose of the Week – Child’s Pose

Question How do I make child’s pose comfortable (and safer) for hip or shoulder pinching or impingement? Answer First, let me lay out a few helpful hints first.  If you are a teacher or therapist and want to learn how to use child’s pose diagnostically and...

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