Should you squat with your feet straight?

One of the messages that seems to have infiltrated the pre/post-partum recovery and return to fitness world is to stand and squat with your feet straight. I am not a fan of this message, and never a fan of a formula or an “everyone should” premise. Saying everyone’s feet should go in one particular trajectory...

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Tips for Return to Running with Prolapse

I recently had the opportunity to hash out how to begin to build back to running for women with pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic health issues. Have a listen as I chat with Dr. Bri Grogan on her  FemFusionFitness   YouTube channel!     Don’t want to miss a post? Sign up for my newsletter...

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Dear Diastasis Community….Don’t Make Me Come In There

I haven’t written a Dear…. letter in a while but some recent interactions and online posts on diastasis have brought out my mama bear and my pen. So here goes…. Dear pros that keep telling mamas that they can’t fix their diastasis if it has been longer than a year since their delivery, Let’s start with….WHY?...

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Fitness is the path

Fitness isn’t just the goal, it’s the path. This was my favorite slide from my recent presentation at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (#APTACSM) with Brianna Battles, BS Kin, MS, CSCS, USAW.  Our topic: bridging the gap between rehab and fitness for female athletes. This message, fitness as the path back to health and return...

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Pelvic Floor in a Front Squat vs a Back Squat?

Major #nerdlove for Chris Beardsley of Strength and Conditioning Research. This infographic highlights a study that compared the difference in activation patterns of quads, hams and glutes in a front squat (bar sits at the front of the shoulders) vs a back squat (bar sits on the back of the shoulders).  When front loaded, the front of the...

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