Strength & Mobility

Exercising While Pregnant: Why You Should, and How to Do It Safely There are exercises and strategies that can make pregnancy more comfortable, delivery a little easier, and postpartum recovery faster. Let’s dive into which exercises are recommended during pregnancy, exercises that can be harmful during pregnancy, and exercises that should be done with caution. …

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5 Ways to Fix Low Back Pain from Squats When people report feeling their lower back in a squat or deadlift, they often think it’s because their back is weak and it needs to get stronger. In reality, it means that they have lost pelvic control and positioning of their rib cage over their pelvis. …

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Mountain Ready Leg Workout Every couple of years we head out west and hit the slopes with my dad and brother. (Both of whom ski circles around me. Literally, I think they could ski actual circles. LOL) The first time back skiing after having my second I was really worried about how my pelvic floor …

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Will You Pass This Glute Strength Test? It’s been a rough week in our house with my youngest getting mono and having lymph nodes in his neck the size of a baseball. The poor kid was just in the PICU for 4 days on a ventilator a few weeks ago. The immune system is a …

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Is soreness a sign of a good workout? Someone asked me recently if their workout was still effective if they weren’t super sore after? They were under the impression that they had to be sore to call it a good workout. So, I wanted to address the question “does being super sore or left “wrecked” …

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When are clams a bad idea? Yep, I said it. Clams can sometimes be a bad choice in a rehab program. How do you know? Have you been doing clams? Are you all better? No? Then they might not be a good choice for you right now. Let’s dive in deeper. (My friends tell me …

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How do you know when your body is ready to squat? Easy! You’re ready now. The question at hand is not whether you’re ready. The real question is how many, how deep, and with how much weight? You are ready to squat now, you just might need to play around with the details of the …

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Outer Hip Pain Tightness or pain bothering you? Pain in the hip can be a real pain to deal with, but it can also be your body’s way of telling you there is an imbalance in strength that needs correcting. Muscles do not need to be perfectly even front to back or left to right, …

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Pain Under the Sits Bone and Hamstring Strains Join me on a body adventure! I was thinking back to a patient from one of my internships during PT school in 2004. She had pain on her ischial tuberosity (sits bone), probably from an old hamstring strain, but she didn’t remember the cause (vaguely remembers an …

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All Moms Should Deadlift, Period. Why should all moms deadlift? Well, I’m glad you asked. Have you ever tried to pick up a heavy kid off the floor, especially one that is squirming? If you have, then you know the need for being able to deadlift. 🙂 It doesn’t have to be a barbell in …

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