You’ve returned to running, whats next?

Congrats! Returning to running after having a baby, or a surgery, or an injury is a big deal. It’s not an easy trajectory. You’ve likely had to work on strength, load, impact, sleep, pressure, stress, mindset, and mobility. So you’re here and you can run, but what’s next? Do you have a strategy for your […]

Period tracking and your exercise routine

As women, we take our menstrual cycle for granted. In reality, it has a profound effect on your health, far more than I ever gave it credit for as a young female athlete. Menstruation is a definitive marker of female health. It’s a vital sign (or should be). The hormones that that rise and fall […]

3 ways to land softer and run better

Why is returning to running so darn difficult? For an activity that seems so simple, there sure are a lot of variables. 3 common complaints I hear from my running patients: 1) I can’t run without leaking 2) I can’t run due to hip/knee pain 3) I haven’t been able to run since I injured […]

How to reduce muscle tension at work

The creeping, nagging muscle tension that occurs while sitting at the computer affects us all. So we change our posture, change from sitting to standing, add lumbar supports,  try foam rolls, and use postural support contraptions. Sometimes these tools help but often it doesn’t. What else is there? This video offers a different perspective in […]

Breathe Better, Move Better: 4 ways breathing changes your life.

The breath – movement connection Breathing and moving are two constant components of life. People seek help when there’s an interruption to their movement and physical therapists are experts in human movement. As a PT, I teach people how to move so they can reduce pain, improve function, and excel at their activity of choice. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safe home exercises for diastasis recti

  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, PT, BSR and Paul W. Hodges, PT, PhD the distance of the linea […]

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 […]