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Just because it looks and feels “tight” doesn’t mean that stretching it more will help! Do you know the difference between “active” range of motion (ROM) vs. “passive”? Do your hips always feel tight and you just can’t seem to stretch them enough? - Active ROM is the motion you’re able to move through and control by yourself - Passive ROM is the available motion you have (but you maybe not be able to access or control all of that motion by ...
Posted on 2020-09-29
This is a great exercise to work your hips, core, pelvic floor, and more!⠀ If you actively pull your hands towards your knees, you’ll engage the shoulders and abs. If you actively think about your neck alignment: tucking your chin in slightly without your head dropping down like a wilted rose bud, you’ll also engage your postural muscles. ⠀ In short, this kills multiple birds with one stone- we’re all about efficiency. Who has time for tons of exercises? We want to be ef...
Posted on 2020-08-05
Here’s a good one for increasing hip mobility AND hip strength as well as pelvic floor strength! ⠀ Do you sit all day and need some relief from the tension in your lower back or hips? Got tight hip flexors? Give this a try! A Kettlebell is not necessary but it’s nice to have. ⠀ Victoria is demonstrating an exercise that increases pelvic floor muscle activation while also getting the glutes to fire AND lengthening the hip flexors/quads all at the same time. Pressing the soles ...
Posted on 2020-07-28
This is what advanced pelvic floor rehab looks like in our office. It’s a great one for rehabbing from a run related injury as well: Standing clamshells!Why do this in standing as opposed to the way it’s traditionally prescribed on your side? Because running is 3-5x your bodyweight so you’re gonna need to eventually LOAD your body and that ain’t gonna happen laying down . So sidelying clamshells are a good start but shouldn’t be done forever- you need to move on.W...
Posted on 2020-02-18
Our client @jgraygymnastics is 3.5 months postpartum and is working hard to rehab her core and pelvic floor so she can get back to Olympic weight lifting the SMART way!She’s a really strong woman, a former competitive gymnast and is a crossfit gymnastics coach. Like many postpartum women , she was nervous and didn’t know what to do for her abs and pelvic floor so she avoided doing anything until she saw an expert in women’s health PT. But that PT didn’t unders...
Posted on 2020-01-25
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