Holding your breath when you squat

woman doing squats

We are all aware of the awkwardly cute closed mouth smiley face a baby makes when he messes in his diaper. Have you ever thought to recognize the connection between the grunt that occurs in order to push? It’s a great visual of the connection between the throat and the pelvic floor.  I have written about […]

3 exercises for a stronger run

In my earlier years, cardio was my main form of exercise and stress relief. I entered races to keep my motivation to run; competing in 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons, and triathlons. As a runner and therapist, one thing I’ve come to understand is the value of strength training. It is a valuable tool that runner’s […]

Safe home exercises for diastasis recti

  What is Diastasis? Diastasis Recti is a separation between the rectus abdominus muscles. The tissue is not torn!! It is thinning and widening of the line alba (connective tissue in the midline of the abdomen) . This separation is completely normal and necessary when the belly expands by the third trimester of pregnancy. In […]

How to prevent leaking when you jump

Do you pee when you jump or run? How about when you sneeze or cough? Leakage is something females deal with (in fact 1 in 3 women), but we don’t have to continually live with it. Leakage isn’t occurring only in females who have given birth either. Young women involved in sports, “report stress urinary […]