Hip Arthroscopy Rehab: The First Month Post-Op Acetabular labral tears are reported to be a major cause of hip dysfunction in young to middle-age patients and a primary precursor to hip osteoarthritis. The management of hip injuries in the athletic population “…has rapidly evolved over the past decade with our improved understanding of mechanical hip pathology.” (Lynch et al., 2013) Medical and … [Read more...] about Hip Arthroscopy Rehab: The First Month Post-Op
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'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
Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health Feel busy? Overwhelmed? Like you need more hours in the day? This post, a Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health, is for you! Women, let's face it, we need more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish all that is expected of us. We manage the majority of households in the US, perform the overwhelming majority of all house related tasks and work, and oh … [Read more...] about Yogic Breath Practice for Women’s Health
Hip Preservation, Not Hip Openers In my previous post “Hip Openers” in Yoga? Please, Stop the Madness., I discussed the importance of asana evolution. My book, Medical Therapeutic Yoga, is step 1 in Asana Evolution, with its dedication to preventing and treating injury, which includes injuries that arise from sketchy yoga posture practice. Using the phrase “hip opener” is not helping stave … [Read more...] about If Not Hip Openers, then What?
Earth (Day) is Our Common Ground Science & Compassion Converge to Save a Life April 22 is Earth Day, and in 2017, it is also March for Science day in Washington D.C. This day is enormously important to me because it is also the same day that my son's life was saved - because of science. Michael’s Surgery Day was April 22, 2008. The day I learned the ultimate lesson on love's depth … [Read more...] about Earth is Our Common Ground
Yoga During & After Pregnancy Benefits Mom & Baby, Research Shows The number of Americans practicing yoga is at an all time high. In a recent national health survey "approximately 21 million Americans were noted to practice yoga during the past year" 1. The reasons people cited for participating in yoga were increasing energy, enhancing immune function, and health and disease prevention … [Read more...] about Yoga During & After Pregnancy Benefits Mom & Baby, Research Shows
Good for Mother and Baby Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/LAT, PYT is a longtime advocate for elevating the status of maternal health, promoting equality of women in the workplace, empowering women to achieve the birth experience right for them, and modeling how complementary and alternative health practices like yoga can drastically improve maternal wellbeing and pregnancy health outcomes. It was … [Read more...] about Mom-Centered Mothering Resources
Why Language Matters and Safety is Sovereign Rehabilitation isn't just science, it's also art. Thanks to Dr. Joe Tatta for pushing me to speak up about my first love - blending science and story. In this podcast I discuss the art and science of what we do in yoga, why polyvagal theory is critical for healing and optimal health, why language matters, and why safety is, indeed, … [Read more...] about Reconciling the Stress Response with Optimal Health
Hip on Yoga: 3 Golden Rules for Happy Hips The scientific landscape of what we know about the hip joint has vastly changed in the last 10-15 years, especially in the last five, which means there is quite a bit we can do to achieve happy hips. Medical innovation has led to improvements in noninvasive and invasive diagnostic technology and surgical techniques, all of which have greatly changed the … [Read more...] about Hip on Yoga: 3 Golden Rules for Happy Hips
Creating Space to Heal with Yoga Kendra Wilks is a physical therapist of 22 years and orthopedic and pelvic health specialist. She is a wife and a mother of two children. She's also battled cancer, more than once. Undergoing treatment for cancer provided Kendra the opportunity to re-evaluate the origins of "true health" and what that looks like. In slowing down, and through her … [Read more...] about Kendra Wilks, PT on the Origin of True Health