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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Mind the Gap: Diastasis Recti Abdominis and What We Don’t Know: Part I

Joanna Hess, PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Summer holidays are approaching. You’re lounging at the beach and feeling quite proud of the ruffled swimsuit that guards the battle marks of the mom bod—the wrinkly and poochy belly. On the horizon, a woman in string bikini framing her flat tummy joins the four children sitting next to …

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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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PH101: Potty Issues with Kiddos

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Did you know kids can suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction too? Pelvic floor dysfunction in children can result in pain, bladder holding or constipation, embarrassing soiling accidents, frequent nighttime accidents, as well as trouble going potty. For most kids, there is an underlying physical component that needs to be addressed by …

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