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25 Reasons You Should See a Pelvic Health PT

Written by: Rachel Parrotta, DPT, ATC, Pelvic Health Specialist & Director of Physical Therapy, Shift Integrative Medicine.  One in three women, and one in five Americans (men and women), struggle with some type of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Most people, however, do not realize that they have a muscle problem or that it can be…

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Don’t let stress take over this holiday season!

Written by Lindsay Grobman: DPT, Registered Yoga Teacher, Integrative Health Coach and Taylor Malengo, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  We all know that stress wreaks havoc on our lives… but what does it do to us internally? How does it affect our immune system and our health? Stress takes a toll on our bodies as well…

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You Ran a Marathon… Now What?

You’ve been training for months, you’re gearing up to embark on the highly ambitious and extraordinary experience of running the New York City Marathon. With the anticipation of race day within reach, your adrenaline is at an all time high. You’re finally prepared, both physically and mentally… ready to take on the 26.2 miles and…

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New Moms Deserve Better Care – Introducing: Shift Into Motherhood

I often meet women who are suffering with a post-partum symptom many years after childbirth. They may have an abdominal separation (diastasis recti), urinary incontinence or a scar that is painful during intercourse. These women are surprised, and grateful, when they find that physical therapy can often resolve their symptoms, even so many years after…

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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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