Remedy for a good night’s sleep
Sleep Health Optimizing your sleep hygiene is a great measure to take and can lead to a plethora of health benefits. The information on sleep health is abundant, yet somehow many of us are still sleeping poorly. Numerous sleep tips and toolkits abound and for some that may be all you need to start sleeping soundly. […]
Tendon(itis) – rest isn’t always best
Tendon issues are tricky. The progress can be slow and frustrating. In athletes, the most common tendinopathies occur at the Achilles tendon, and Patella tendon, but it can occur in the hips, elbows, and shoulders as well. The self management advice has generally been toward rest and conservative care. However, the latest evidence in […]
Best way to practice slow breathing
Last month I had the pleasure of creating a breathwork course for Marriage 365. I taught on a daily breath practice, a breathing practice for the stressful moments, and a partner breathing exercise. It was a ton of fun and I’m so grateful for the opportunity. The average adult breathes at a rate of 12-20 […]
Can your running shoes prevent injury ?
A few weeks ago I received a phone call regarding foot mechanics and injury risk. The person had taken their son to a shoe store and was fitted for a shoe based on their foot posture. The experience at the store left them concerned about their son’s feet and potential for future injury. This is a […]
Concussed, now what?
My Husband’s Concussion Story Around 8 years ago, my husband sustained a concussion and subdural hematoma from a surfing accident. The day it happened he had nearly all the red flags, and yet concussion didn’t cross my mind. I remember him vomiting profusely and rapidly and saying he just wanted to sleep. We went to […]
The truth about low back pain
Low back pain is the leading cause of global disability. It therefore requires more thoughtful consideration of scientific evidence in comparison to the stories we’ve been sold. Back pain is complex and no one persons back pain is the same as the other. Therefore blanket statements like, “do xyz to cure your back pain” are […]
Moving beyond Kegels – how to train jumping
When it comes to treating the pelvic floor there are 2 types of female athletes I see. 1) Those who avoid plyo day altogether because they leak and 2) Those who participate in plyo day while experiencing leaking during some or most of the exercises. Both groups grow increasingly frustrated because they want to advance […]
Diastasis Recti – How it started vs How it’s going
How it started In the last 10 years of understanding more and more about Diastasis Recti, quite a shift has happened. It started with a focus on fixing the gap. Surgery can close the gap in the abdominal wall; however, focusing solely on the gap is a narrow mindset that doesn’t provide people with options. […]
How to tell the difference between pain and injury.
Recently I had a client say that she was worried that all her studying for school was setting her up for back pain in the future. We then discussed what causes injuries and how resilient the body is. This video helps give you a break down of the difference between pain and injury with some […]
When chronic back pain loses its power
“Pain is both physical and emotional 100% of the time.” –Dr Rachel Zoffness Is it possible to gain control over pain? How does chronic pain lose it’s power? Why does giving less attention to it weaken pain? Pain is complex. Telling someone to stop thinking about pain is dismissive. However, when clients see their potential […]