Yoga for New Moms: Breastfeeding & Caregiving Did you know that in a study of 500 first time moms followed for 3 months after birth, 92% of them reported issues and concerns with breastfeeding? The study concluded that all mothers need support after hospital discharge, and yet, most do not receive it in the US. That isn’t all. Common postpartum concerns include issues with back pain, … [Read more...] about Yoga for New Moms: Breastfeeding & Caregiving
Downward Facing Dog: Not A Beginner Pose Downward facing dog is perhaps the most commonly used (and abused) yoga posture. That makes the chance of overuse injury in this pose pretty high, especially from my vantage point as a licensed clinician who has both studied and practiced yoga for more than 25 years and taught thousands of people and practitioners. I’ve also spent far too much … [Read more...] about Downward Facing Dog: Not A Beginner Pose
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
The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health The respiratory diaphragm measures mere millimeters in thickness, but its influence can exact multi-system effects that ultimately dictate your long-term health and well-being. Understanding the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of deep diaphragmatic breathing, especially through yoga practice, can transform your health. The … [Read more...] about The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health
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?
For Shoulder Pain, Physical Therapy Should Be First Line of Defense In a 2014 randomized controlled trial researchers found that for mechanical shoulder pain, manual physical therapy is a better choice than steroid injections. Manual therapy can address a common issue implicated in shoulder pain, subacromial impingement (SI). SI is not a diagnosis, but it can and does contribute to the risk of … [Read more...] about For Shoulder Pain, Physical Therapy Should be First Line of Defense
Upper Extremity and Spinal Kinematics: An Integrated Approach Register Course Description This webinar reviews the latest evidence in injury prevalence in sport, injury prevention, and management of the shoulder complex, elbow, and spine (related to mobility) and gives the clinician the tools necessary for immediate intervention. Clinicians will see case study application(s) of a new … [Read more...] about Webinar: Upper Extremity and Spinal Kinematics: An Integrated Approach (Module 10, Part 2)
Work Smarter Not Harder in the Shoulder…Use Yoga If you practice yoga or know much about it, you'll have seen the yoga pose "chaturanga dandasana" or four limbed staff pose (see photo). You will also know it is not an easy pose to do. It requires significant global strength and motor control (aka finesse and body awareness). What many do not realize though, is how equally effective AND … [Read more...] about Work Smarter Not Harder in the Shoulder…Use Yoga
April 19, 2012 - Webinar CE for Medical Professionals Series Title: Medical Yoga for the Shoulder Complex Ginger will be teaching Part 3 in a 12 part Orthopaedic and GI Series for NATA titled: Medical Therapeutic Yoga for the Shoulder Complex. CE's Earned: 1 Full course information. … [Read more...] about Medical Yoga for the Shoulder Complex
This week's guest post is by physiotherapist and yoga expert Shelly Prosko. Visit Shelly at http://www.physio-yogatherapy.com/ Do you experience pain in your jaw? Perhaps radiating to your ear, face, neck, and even your shoulder? Does this coincide with difficulty opening or closing your mouth while talking, chewing, laughing or yawning, or your jaw locking? You may be experiencing a … [Read more...] about Jaw Pain? There is Help!
I recall the not too distant days of being a breastfeeding mom. In fact, I spent the better part of 5 years as a nursing mom. During that time I learned a tremendous amount, not just about living and breathing my new life as a mom, but how I could help all new mothers through that time. As a physical therapist and women's health specialist in medical therapeutic yoga, as well as a mother, I can … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding? 7 Reasons Why You Need Yoga More Than Ever