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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 – 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...

Telehealth May be an Option during COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth May be an Option during COVID-19 Pandemic

telehealth may work for you The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped much of the world as we know, creating a "new normal". Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are cancelled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stopped is pain...

Yoga for New Moms: Breastfeeding & Caregiving

Yoga for New Moms: Breastfeeding & Caregiving

Yoga for New Moms: Breastfeeding & Caregiving Did you know that in a study of 500 first time moms followed for 3 months after birth, 92% of them reported issues and concerns with breastfeeding?  The study concluded that all mothers need support after hospital...

Downward Facing Dog: Not A Beginner Pose

Downward Facing Dog: Not A Beginner Pose

Downward Facing Dog: Not A Beginner Pose Downward facing dog is perhaps the most commonly used (and abused) yoga posture. That makes the chance of overuse injury in this pose pretty high, especially from my vantage point as a licensed clinician who has both studied...

Yogic Breath Practice for Women’s Health

Yogic Breath Practice for Women’s Health

Feel busy? Overwhelmed? Like you need more hours in the day? This post, a Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health, is for you! Women, let's face it, we need more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish all that is expected of us.  We manage the majority of households in...

The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health

The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health

The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health The respiratory diaphragm measures mere millimeters in thickness, but its influence can exact multi-system effects that ultimately dictate your long-term health and well-being. Understanding the anatomy,...

For Shoulder Pain, Physical Therapy Should be First Line of Defense

For Shoulder Pain, Physical Therapy Should Be First Line of Defense In a 2014 randomized controlled trial researchers found that for mechanical shoulder pain, manual physical therapy is a better choice than steroid injections. Manual therapy can address a common issue...

Work Smarter Not Harder in the Shoulder…Use Yoga

Work Smarter Not Harder in the Shoulder…Use Yoga If you practice yoga or know much about it, you'll have seen the yoga pose "chaturanga dandasana" or four limbed staff pose (see photo). You will also know it is not an easy pose to do. It requires significant global...

Jaw Pain? There is Help!

This week's guest post is by physiotherapist and yoga expert Shelly Prosko. Visit Shelly at http://www.physio-yogatherapy.com/  Do you experience pain in your jaw? Perhaps radiating to your ear, face, neck, and even your shoulder? Does this coincide with difficulty...

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