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Diastasis Recti Abdominis: Commentary on Current Research and Our Approach

By Irene Hernandez, PT, DPT, RYT Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA) is defined as the separation of the two muscle bellies of the rectus abdominis. This is common during and after pregnancy and has been associated to lumbopelvic instability and pelvic floor muscle weakness. DRA occurs due to hormonal changes of the connective tissue, mechanical stress on the…

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Lessons from Feldenkrais, Part 4: Skeletal Awareness

Moshe Feldenkrais stated: “People have never thought about how consciousness develops. You’ll see in the long run people have to become skeleton-conscious. Otherwise, their consciousness will not evolve but will remain muscle-conscious, or foot-conscious, that’s all. They will not evolve. “The future of the evolvement of consciousness will be to reduce it from the muscle…

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3 Surprising Things You Need To Know About Pelvic Floor Therapy

When faced with a diagnosis such as endometriosis or chronic prostatitis, a majority of men and women are unaware that treatment options exist outside of medication and surgery. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers are also unaware that conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, can reverse the pain associated with these health conditions. As physical therapists who…

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5 Things Your Massage Therapist Does Not Care About

And the one important thing she is focused on. Hopefully, you’ve had a great massage experience at some point in your life, and are planning on going again soon. But this list is for those of you who are afraid to get a massage at all, or who have been too self-conscious to enjoy one….

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Lessons from Feldenkrais, Part 3: The Foot Lesson

We tend not think about how we sit, stand, or walk unless we have some type of injury or pain complaint. Imagine if we had to think about how we breathe all the time! We need habit to function. Nevertheless, it would be wise to invest some time studying some of these habitual patterns and…

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Lessons from Feldenkrais, Part 2: Dynamic Sitting

We generally think of sitting as a static activity, and recently popular research has highlighted the potential harms of sitting, telling us that it could literally take years off our lives. If this is indeed true, it would be wise to learn to sit in a way that is better for us. Moshe Feldenkrais considered…

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Lessons from Feldenkrais, Part 1: The Pelvic Clock

Feldenkrais is a method of movement that uses very subtle, sometimes imperceptible or even imaginary gestures to rewire the brain in profound ways. It is a healing modality and is used by performance artists and athletes to enhance performance. Feldenkrais is widely recognized among today’s neuroscientists as being ahead of the curve in his understanding…

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FREE WORKSHOP: Yoga for Back + Neck Pain

What You’ll Learn: Basic Anatomy of the Back and Neck Common causes of joint pain and injury Common back and neck diagnoses Yoga poses to help reduce joint pain and prevent injury Benefits: + Reduce back and neck pain + Learn yoga poses and tools to safely decrease pain + Gain a better understanding of…

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Playing with Intention

There is power in our words.  The energy within words we say to ourselves and others has an effect, and affects us more than we may be aware of. What if we use that power to our benefit? How many times have you said to yourself or heard someone say “What if….” followed by some…

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5 Ways Acupuncture Will Improve your Yoga Practice

When it comes to improving our yoga practice there is nothing more important than actually practicing. Head stands, hand stands and deeper poses (all while maintaining a calm mind and steady breath!) require courage, patience and focus. It does not come easily and does not come quickly. It requires dedication and perseverance. It requires muscles…

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