How to use the Stroop Task as an Ortho PT

Treatment for orthopedic injuries has primarily been concerned with musculoskeletal health and recovery. Range of motion, strength, posture, PNS, soft tissue healing, structure, movement patterns, and biomechanics have taken top priority. These are helpful factors in rehabilitation, however current research is calling for a much more whole systems approach to physical therapy. In my opinion, […]

When stress increases your symptoms & pain makes you stressed

Stress and pain are collective experiences. One of my favorite quotes on pain is from Dr. Adriaan Louw, “Pain isn’t a protocol. Pain is a human lived experience.” As a physical therapist it is common to hear a patient speak on how their pain increases during stressful moments or experiences. Increased pain can lead to […]

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 […]

The pelvic floor connection: breathing is better than kegels

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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, kegels are not the savior.  Pelvic floor issues can include tightness, weakness, pressure, heaviness, leakage, and pain. Kegels is […]

Change Your Posture By Breathing

 Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” – Maya Angelou Posture The typical way we are told to fix our posture is to stand up straight, lift your head, and throw your shoulders back. To maintain this position as the only way to gain true correct posture is […]

Taming Your Sweet Tooth (Part II)

If you scroll down a couple posts you can read Part one of Taming your sweet tooth. Part II has arrived in the form of my new Ebook. It is called How To Tame Your Sweet Tooth: A Remedy.   I refer to it a sustainable clean eating guide. I hope to shine a light […]