Saggy Jeans and Tailfeathers: How Your Pelvic Positioning Affects Your Body

Joanna Hess PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Wait! Marie Kondo has you throwing out your favorite jeans because the joyless saggy bottoms that your tushy cannot manage to fill out? We are seeing an epidemic flat butt among mamas, plumbers, barre fanatics, and office workers—all with strangely similar symptoms—pelvic floor dysfunction, low back and sacroiliac pain, and …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Split Lunges

Kierstin Elliott Exercise: Split Lunges Set Up: Stand with right foot in front and left in back, hip distance apart. Pelvis should be square to the front. Weight is primarily in the front foot while the back heel is lifted acting as a kickstand. Hinge forward from the hips slightly to maintain neutral pelvis. Execution: …

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

By: Kaitlyn Parrotte, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT What is the sacroiliac joint? You’ve probably heard of SI pain, but what is the SIJ and what can we do if something goes wrong? The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) connects the sacrum, the wedge-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine, to the ilium, which is one of …

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Pilates Blog: Centering

Denise Small, PT, DPT In today's Pilates blog, we are going to discuss the basic principle of Centering.  Pilates used the word centering to refer to the “core” musculature.  He believed that all movements should radiate out of the core for maximum stability.  There is a lot of use of the word “core” in exercise …

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Why Do I Still Look Pregnant: Part II

Fiona McMahon, DPT Diastasis recti (DR) can be the bane of many women who are trying to decrease the size of their stomach following pregnancy. DR occurs when the two six pack muscles (rectus abdominus) separate from one another, leaving the appearance of visible gapping and bulging of the stomach, creating the look of a …

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Mythbusting at Your Core

Did you know that... The core is not only made of abdominal muscles? You don't have to activate your core? A straight spine is not a good spinal posture? In his recent "17 Core Stability and Posture Myths That Annoy Me Greatly" post on his blog The Physio Detective, Australian physical therapist Anthony Lo debunks …

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