Your Child Is Part Bear

You may be expecting some bear-related baby humor here. But this is actually a post about the amazing SI joint. I was just trying to tempt you into reading something that might sound dry. But it’s not! The SI joint is a fantastically complex and unusual joint. Scientists struggled over the years to correctly understand […]

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The Right Way to Reach

Are you aware of your serratus muscle? It’s an important one for postpartum women and anyone suffering from forward head (that’s lots of people). The serratus anterior runs under the shoulder blades and curves around the sides of the upper rib cage, connecting to the ends of the ribs. It’s kind of like those under-their-suit-jacket […]

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I Really Miss Running

I think I get it. Running, that’s your powerful thing. The thing you can do by yourself, without any equipment, without needing to reserve a spot in class a day before, without needing to get in the car again. The thing where no one talks to you, or asks you where something is, or demands […]

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

Well, I don’t know. Yet. The muscles in and around the back are complex. But I already have a few guesses. Back pain and you Back pain makes you irritable, and it makes you avoid doing things. Chronic pain leads to changes in the brain, and the accompanying feeling of helplessness puts you at risk […]

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How Long Till I Recover?

Postpartum women want to know how long it’s going to take for them to be back to their baseline. Here are my tips for answering that question: 1.Take what your MD or OB says with a grain of salt. An experienced primary care physician who focuses on prevention and maintaining good health reconfirmed to me […]

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Evidence for Exercise as an Antidepressant

At last, research has yielded strong and reputable evidence that physical exercise both prevents the onset of depression, and reduces depressive symptoms. Did ya hear that? Exercise fights depression! Science proves it! (People knew exercise and mood were related. They just didn’t have strong research clarifying whether being depressed makes people exercise less than typical-mood […]

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Top Ten Postpartum Problems

Pregnancy and delivery do a number on the body, that’s for sure. These are (paraphrases of) the most common issues that bother my clients. #10 My breath doesn’t work right I don’t want to talk during meals because I can’t eat, talk, and breathe all at the same time. Also, talking is exhausting. This is […]

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