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Blog Category: Alignment

Alignment vs Positional Variability: Is that the right question?

The water is getting pretty murky out there, and I am seeing and hearing a lot of confusion regarding this question: alignment (defined as a specific alignment, usually “neutral”, the use of an optimized position) or variability (adopting a variety of postures) for pelvic health or diastasis concerns. Unfortunately, these two ideas have been communicated...

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Butt Wink, Hip Openers and the Pelvic Floor

Butt wink is the awesomely named tucking under of the bum at the bottom of a squat (loaded and unloaded). Some great blogs on the subject include a great review of the anatomical/structural contributions to the issue by Ann Wendel for Girl Gone Strong and  Dean Somerset had a great review and ways to delineate the potential sources...

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Dear Coach….

Dear Coach, We have been sampling gymnastics facilities to look for a program where the coaching staff seemed to understand that 99% of the kids participating would excel and grow through participation, but ultimately would not be Olympians. No coaches barking out orders or “punishing” kids for mistakes along their individual physical learning curves. Overall,...

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Q and A: Goldilocks and the "Too Hot" Pelvic Floor

More great webinar questions today. This question is from a fitness pro who is also undergoing treatment herself for pelvic health issues. Q: (In the webinar) you reference a study saying the pelvic floor more strongly activates when sitting upright and with a natural lordotic curve, which makes sense. But apparently I am too lordotic...

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Alignment: The Sequel

Another bad guy to vanquish! Alignment took on the high, tight pelvic floor, but now an inquiring Internal Physical Therapy Specialist wants to know…how can it impact a pelvic floor with a nerve injury? The Question: What if a patient’s left levator ani group was knocked out by nerve injury during childbirth? Is there evidence...

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