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This is a great exercise to strengthen your core- as long as 1) you don’t allow your back to arch up off the floor when you bring the Kettlebell over your head (⭐️anti-extension: the Kettlebell makes you want to arch and you have to use your abs to prevent that from happening) and 2) You keep your spine from rotating when you lower 1 leg at a time (⭐️anti-rotation: when you lower the Right leg, your pelvis wants to rotate to the Right and you have to prevent that from happening).&n...
Posted on 2019-02-18
Happy Chinese New Year! We know it’s the Year the Pig 🐷 but @ironptmom is really into dragons 🐉So we decided to post this video of her with her Dragon pants👖on 😂 . ⭐️Here’s a video of her working with a client with low back pain and blending some ART (Active Release Technique) with an exercise on the Pilates Chair to open up the Right side of her spine. It’s ACTIVE for both the client and the therapist 👌dragonlady pilat...
Posted on 2019-02-08
Running is a series of small jumps from 1 leg to the other and you are never on both feet at the same time. So, why spend the majority of the time training with 2 feet on the ground? There are obvious benefits to doing exercises like squats and deadlifts but there's absolute GOLD in training Single leg and Split Stance exercises for Runners! If you are a beginner to strength training, body weight exercises are a good place to start but don't stop there! That's the mistake most runners make-they ...
Posted on 2018-12-07
Guideline #5 for Return to Fitness & Running Postpartum ‍Part 2: Hip Adductors/Groin/Inner Thighs: Hip function is super important for core and pelvic floor function. We talked about the 6 hip rotators in Part 1 and today we address the Adductors (your inner thigh muscles) in Part 2. Did you know that the Adductors attach to the 2nd layer of your pelvic floor⁉️That means your inner thigh muscles are part of your Core! ️So check them out- Here’s a test for you: ...
Posted on 2018-12-03
Our certified ART therapist Gigi is performing this Active Release Technique on a patient with pelvic organ prolapse, hip and low back pain. She’s helping to release her hip rotators (see our previous posts on why this is important in the management of hip and back pain as well as pelvic floor issues such as peeing in your pants when you run/jump/cough/sneeze). She had immediate relief and reported that she “didn’t feel crooked anymore”. Then we followed up our treatmen...
Posted on 2018-11-29
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