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Self-Care in Healthcare: How Did we do in 2021?

Self-Care in Healthcare: How Did we do in 2021?

As we move into 2022, the 3rd year of the pandemic, self-care and our mental health is becoming critically important. This past year COVID certainly continued to impact our small, woman-owned business on the home front. So how did we do in 2021 with Self-Care in...

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...

Top Tips for Avoiding Burnout

Top Tips for Avoiding Burnout

Before I launch into my top tips for avoiding burnout, let me introduce myself first. My name is Ginger Garner. I’m a doctor of physical therapy, among other things... Empowered women empower womenright? I'm a wifeMother of 3 amazing sons, ages 15, 13, and 10Owner 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...

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...

Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All

Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All

Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn't stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago.  I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why:...

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...

Using Your Big Voice (Part II)

Using Your Big Voice (Part II)

I am a human being first, a woman second, and a mother third. In that order. And yet, according to research, I will be judged (unfairly) and be valued less in society because of that last identity: being a mother. The reality is I will be paid less than a woman...

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