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8 Pregnancy Tips from a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist /Mom
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
By Melinda Fontaine I recall being eight months pregnant treating other pregnant women or new moms. I would always hear, How are you still working full time on your feet I still think the most honest answer is, Pure luck. Every pregnancy is different, and there are a lot of thing... Read more
Gwyneth’s Goop and the Pelvic Floor: What They Missed
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
By Stephanie Prendergast Last week, Gwyneth Paltrows popular newsletter featured an article on pelvic floor muscles, which prompted numerous emails and tweets in my direction. Apparently this is a topic that makes my friends and colleagues think of me. While pondering why everyon... Read more
Summer Edification, Gifted Ed in PA, ESEA, CCSS, More
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by 76Trombones
TIME FOR SUMMER SCHOOL For you, that is If you've never gotten around to an organized learning experience about advocating for your child, Wrightslaw's Summer School might be an opportunity for you. This year's six-part session is starting now. Wrightslaw promises, "You'll l... Read more
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner! Proper Body Mechanics for Parents
Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
By Melinda Fontaine, DPT Having a baby is like running a marathon with your pelvic floor and pelvic girdle muscles. Did you know that 65 of women who had low back or pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy reported persitent symptoms 14 months after delivery1 20 -70 of new moms exper... Read more
Gardening Ergonomics: Pull Those Weeds Without Pulling Your Back Out
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 by Carolyn Collman
Now that Spring is here, many ofmy Monday aquatic therapy clients come to me complaining of aches and pains from a weekend of gardening. Ive found that gardenersare like artists in that they become so focused on their workthat they ignore their bodies and pay for it later. So for... Read more
Improve Your Fitness With Medicine Ball Exercises
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by mike
Medicine Ball Exercises To Improve Your Fitness If you are stuck in the same boring workout routine and are not seeing results, adding some medicine ball exercises just may be the spark you need to put that fire back into your exercise routine. A successful exercise regimen makes... Read more
Ending Kegel Confusion: Here’s What You Need to Know
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
By Allison Romero I recently had the opportunity to get together with a group of moms through the Holistic Moms Network HMN in Fremont, CA. I had put together a talk on what I thought were the most common issues moms of any age might be facing, but I wanted to spend some time ask... Read more
Thanking that I'm not Planking anymore!
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by despitelupus
At the end of last year, November 7th, to be exact, I blogged about an exercise challenge that I'd heard about from one of my retailers. It was called the 30-Day Plank Challenge, and you can read about it here.I was excited to try it - it was supposed to work wonders on the abs, ... Read more
For Optimal Wellness Apply a Pro-Active Approach with These Tips
Sunday, March 1st, 2015 by Carolyn Collman
I get frustrated sometimes when people want instant results from working out and eating right. Wellness doesnt just happen overnight you have to work at it over time. It requires that you take a pro-active approach to health on a consistent basis. Eating nutritiously, exercising ... Read more
Exercising my good lupus decision making skills - by skipping the exercise, et al!
Friday, February 13th, 2015 by despitelupus
I never regret a good, healthy decision. So when I made three of them in a row earlier this week, I couldn't help but feel proud.When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I was tired. Like, really tired. I'd been up the night before with Deirdre who had a coughing fit around midnight,... Read more
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