Why Work is Work No Matter What A Mother's Return-to-Work Story Today's post is one I originally wrote for the National Association of Mothers Centers new branding, "MOM-MENTUM." Visit www.mom-mentum.org. I was enormously flattered to be asked to pen this post for Mom-Mentum, hopeful that I could help and encourage other moms through sharing my story. And then, came an internal tug. After … [Read more...] about Why Work is Work No Matter What
Seven Reasons Yoga + Pelvic PT Make Childbirth Easier Every mother imagines the moment when she meets her baby to be one of, if not the most, joyous and beautiful day of her life. As a mother of three, I know I did. And all three times, it was beautiful. However, that is not the case for many mothers, especially in the United States, where our country occupies the shameful status of … [Read more...] about Seven Reasons Yoga + Pelvic PT Make Childbirth Easier
A Letter to Our Children In 2012 the National Association of Mothers’ Centers asked me to write a letter to my children in recognition of Mother’s Day, as a way to impart to the world what wisdom I would like to pass on to them. That was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write, by far, especially since it was only 650 words or so. This letter to my children is a letter to all … [Read more...] about A Letter to Our Children (Rerun)
This week's post highlights Leigh Crowder OTR/L, PYT, and her nonprofit work bringing medical therapeutic yoga to children in underserved areas. During dinner with a friend, PYT graduate, Leigh Crowder, began sharing the impact yoga was having on the children in her occupational therapy practice. Her passion sparked a movement that became Yoga Kidz. In 2008, Leigh brought yoga to Title I … [Read more...] about Yoga Kidz-The Impact of Yoga for Children
This week's post highlights some of the most influential women in integrated women's health care and advocacy today. From Your Woman in Washington™ to the brightest and best physiotherapists domestic and abroad...learn about who is shaping tomorrow's future for women. Shelly Prosko, B.Sc. PT, PYT, CPI I'm passionate about Educating, Inspiring & Empowering women to create pelvic health with … [Read more...] about Women Empowering Women: International Women’s Day, 2015
Essentials of Women's Health Nutrition Practice in Healthcare Ginger's most recent interview is with Jessica Drummond, women's health nutrition guru and founder of The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute. The interview focuses on women's health nutrition practice, and in it Jessica and Ginger discuss vital considerations in women’s health nutrition practice for health care and wellness … [Read more...] about Essentials of Women’s Health Nutrition Practice (Podcast Interview) with Jessica Drummond
Seasons Greetings: Highlights from 2014 Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Holidays, and New Year Everyone! What a year 2014 has been! Thank you for your patience and overwhelming support during my time of recovery this year. Even so, we managed to accomplish great things together! Here are a few highlights: Professional Yoga Therapy Studies accepted the largest classes of cohorts … [Read more...] about Seasons Greetings: Highlights from 2014
Today's guest post is by Stefanie Foster, PT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, PYT. Read more about Stefanie. Under Pressure: what do tech devices have to do with shoulderstand? Several news articles popped up in the last week (1, 2) after an article in a surgical journal (3) highlighted how peering down at our tech devices increases loads on our spine. Many of you may be thinking that most extreme 60 degree, … [Read more...] about Under pressure: What do tech devices have to do with shoulderstand?
Today's guest post is a three part blog by Tianna Meriage-Reiter, PT, DPT, PYT. Read more about Tianna. Food, lifestyle and medicine have a large effect on chronic inflammation but very little information is out there to help navigate the country of reactive medicine. We ultimately take medicine to get a result, right?–decreased pain, decreased inflammation, improve digestion because we’re … [Read more...] about Is Your Lifestyle Causing Chronic Inflammation? How to Take Back Control.
Shutting Down to Move Forward: The Therapist Becomes the Patient I’m saying goodbye (albeit temporarily) to my three blogs and related digital patient advocacy work. That means all my social media forums, from Twitter to Facebook to Pinterest and LinkedIn, will be flatlined starting August 19. Why am I committing this cardinal “no-no” in the blogosphere and world of digital … [Read more...] about Shutting Down to Move Forward: The Therapist Becomes the Patient