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I often look at my clients as either mobility centric clients or stability centric clients. First we must discuss what is mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily. That means that we move without restriction. We can move from point A to point B without compensating.As human beings we are amazing at adapting. However, if we stop expressing certain ranges of motion (e.g. squatting, hinging etc) then eventually we will develop compensatory movement patterns that w...
Posted on 2021-03-19
You’ve probably noticed (either on yourself or someone else!) that the body needs to adapt to a growing baby during pregnancy. One of the ways it does this is by stretching the band of connective tissue between the rectus abdominus muscles (your 6 pack muscles). Research has shown that by the end of the 3rd trimester, 100% of women will have this separation, which is called diastasis rectus abdominus, or DRA. So we know that this separation is a totally normal part of pregnancy. In an idea...
Posted on 2021-02-10
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints of people who have a sedentary job.There are a number of factors that might contribute to the back pain. It is important to understand the basic anatomy of your lower back complex and what factors might influence it. The spine is a complex structure.The bones and joints in the spine need the support of: Muscle - Active Support: Works when spine is in motion. Ligaments - Passive Support: Works at rest. In Addition to the Muscles a...
Posted on 2021-02-10
As our new normal continues to be working from home- it is more important now than ever to understand the importance of having the correct workstation at home and abiding with a regular exercise program that helps in keeping things loose and pain free.   The right workstation is very subjective and needs to be planned keeping your particular needs in mind. This might include   Adjusting Height of the desk Adjusting height of the chair Adjusting armrest height Adding a monitor/...
Posted on 2021-01-14
Here are some strategies that I share with my clients who struggle with urinary frequency or what I like to call “tiny bladder syndrome”. It’s exactly what you’d imagine - they need to pee all the time, sometimes even multiple times an hour. A normally functioning urinary system only requires the bladder to be emptied every 2-4 hours depending on fluid intake and how well the pelvic floor muscles are working. Anything more frequent than every 2 hours would warrant some ...
Posted on 2021-01-13
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