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Exercises To Unlock Your Posture

The typical way you are told to fix your posture is to stand up straight, lift your head, and throw your shoulders back. Maintaining this position is very fatiguing. Another common way you are told to improve posture is to strengthen your back muscles and stretch your anterior chest and shoulder muscles. These approaches do not …

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How to plank with confidence and without back pain

I wish I could tell you the number of women who confide in me that they have completely stopped a specific exercise because of pain or fear of injury. Planks rank high among those exacerbating exercises. Do planks hurt your back? Has someone told you to avoid as specific exercise in order to avoid symptoms? …

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7 mobility exercises to improve quarantine posture

Has quarantine life left you tight and tense? Working from home and sitting more can lead to complaints of neck tension, low back stiffness, and hip flexor tightness.  Sitting for long periods in less than ergonomically ideal positions will find you searching for the right exercises to combat your tense posture. Tension can creep in …

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Don’t hold your breath when you squat

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 …

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Safe home exercises for diastasis recti

This full article was originally written by Melanie Connell and featured on Irvinemomsnetwork.com   Diastasis Recti is an increased abdominal separation in the midline of the abdominal muscles. This separation is completely normal and necessary when the belly expands by the third trimester of pregnancy. In more than half the women studied by Diane Lee, …

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Finding freedom from back pain: part 2

Individuals with chronic low back pain have greater difficulty in engaging in positive lifestyle behaviours than those without back pain. -Andrew M. Briggs   Welcome to part 2 of finding freedom from back pain. In my previous article, I described 7 strategies which included pain education and lifestyle factors. Lifestyle factors are equally as important …

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7 Strategies to find freedom from back pain

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. -Robert Gary Lee   Do Not Fear Back pain is so common yet so debilitating. In fact, it is one of the top reasons for people to seek out physical therapy. Sadly, there has been a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain. When you are …

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The pelvic floor connection: breathing is better than kegels

Proper breathing turns isolated exercise into dynamic movement. Melanie Connell PT Everything is Connected Are you trying to remember to do your kegels but left wondering if it is even accomplishing anything? You aren’t alone. There is no one size fits all exercise! In the case of pelvic floor dysfunction, the issue may lie somewhere …

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