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Show some love to your body and/or a friend/colleague or family member!Happy Valentine’s Day to our clients and followers! Here are some special deals just for you: Know someone who’s been complaining about their low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shoulder pain and either can’t workout or is limited in their ability to be active?When you refer a friend or loved one this month until Feb 29, you get a FREE Pilates semi private session OR a FREE Kettlebell Semi privat...
Posted on 2020-02-14
Workout Wednesday brought to you by @ironptmom! Here are some progressions to one of our favorite core exercises: The hollow body hold!Starting from easiest : March with legs keeping spine neutral and abs flat I.e. no “bulging” or “doming”. Each progression gets a bit harder and you’ll likely want to arch your lower back away from the floor. Stick with the hardest version you can do well! That means you may need to go back to an easier version for a while until yo...
Posted on 2020-02-12
Our Head PT practicing what she preaches! Ladies, do you pee or have back pain when you lift weights? Men, do you have back pain with deadlifts? Common but NOT normal. Posted @withregram • @ironptmomIt’s winter so I’m playing with more Barbell lifting during the triathlon off season. This weight is typically my warmup for conventional deadlift 💀 from the floor but having my legs out this wide for sumos makes the weight feel heavy!This video is me learning how to s...
Posted on 2020-01-19
You’re only as old as your spine is flexible ~Joseph Pilates. Assisted Spine extension + rotation on the Pilates Chair: This movement works your lower back muscles in a stabilizing fashion as your upper back (thoracic spine) rotates like a rotisserie chicken. In other words, you have to keep your low back and pelvis stable while moving your upper back (we call that “spine dissociation” in the rehab/Physical Therapy nerd world)! Can you think of some sports or situations...
Posted on 2020-01-08
A study (cited at the bottom of this post) showed that over 90 percent of women who have chronic back pain, also had pelvic floor dysfunction. This is a chicken versus egg scenario; we don’t know if having pelvic floor issues leads to back pain, or does having back pain lead to pelvic floor issues? Because of the unknown correlation, both pelvic floor problems and lower back pain need to be addressed.  Signs of pelvic floor dysfunction include painful sex, leaking urine when runni...
Posted on 2020-01-07
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