'Words Of Wisdom' or W.O.W. Chats are a series of brief candid conversations with Shelly Prosko and a variety of guests that she respects, admires and loves. The first guest guest is Dr. Ginger Garner, founder and director of the Professional Therapy Institute and a dear friend. Shelly asks Ginger if there is one piece of advice that she would give people, what would it be. Shelly questions the … [Read more...] about W.O.W. Chat: Shelly Prosko interviews Dr. Ginger Garner
Yoga in Medicine: An Ancient Solution for Modern Illness More than 2000 years old, yoga is just beginning to gain respect in conventional medicine and practice. It is being used in medicine, and is now receiving much attention as a 21st century 'ancient solution' for modern illness. The ancient lifestyle practice of yoga predates written history, and in many ways, as one the oldest forms of … [Read more...] about Yoga in Medicine: An Ancient Solution for Modern Illness
The Minimalist Physical Therapist: Using Yoga as Medicine? A minimalist pares away all unnecessary things "in order to expose the essence or identity of a subject." Twelve years ago I decided to try that path. I had been raised with a "Depression Era" ethic, that is, collect and keep everything you can, because you "just never know what may happen." Instead of clinging to things … [Read more...] about The Minimalist Physical Therapist: Using Yoga as Medicine?
How America's Broken Health Care System Affects Women A post also featured on Modern Mom, November 1, 2012 The idea of women's empowerment is a touchy issue. It has been correlated with the myth of the "male decline" and other scare tactics put forth by those who may seek to sweep women's issues under the proverbial rug. However, one fact stands very clear. Our current approach on … [Read more...] about How America’s Broken Health Care System Affects Women
Can Yoga Be Used as Medicine? The short answer is yes. The reality is yoga is not usually used as medicine. Using yoga as medicine can be tedious and laborious (trust me), requiring constant review of the scientific literature in order to make it safe and effective. More often than not yoga is seen as a way to lose weight, compete for the trimmest bum or the buffest handstand, claim exalted … [Read more...] about Can Yoga Be Used As Medicine?
Caring Health Care = Caring Economics Dr. Riane Eisler’s work in launching the Caring Economics campaign possesses the potential to positively affect not only our economy, but all the elements that are defined as “caring or caregiving” in our American society today. As a graduate of the Caring Economics Leadership program and as health care provider, I can clearly see how Caring … [Read more...] about Caring Health Care = Caring Economics
A Bill of Rights for American Mothers? As mothers, it is imbedded in our very nature to take care of others. What mothers should know is that society has taken advantage of this fact for centuries. And while they continue to take, mothers continue to give. How does society take without giving to mothers? I think the National Association of Mothers’ Centers Advocacy Coordinator Valerie Young … [Read more...] about Do American Mothers Need a Bill of Rights?
New Moms Need Physical Therapy Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating. I am a new mother, three times over. After each birth, I benefited enormously from physical therapy. I could not stand strong, fit, and wholly healed … [Read more...] about Four Reasons Why Every New Mom Needs Physical Therapy