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Blog Tag: posture

Q and A: Isn’t the Piston Approach just a Kegel Plus Breath?

The idea of the Piston is a component of a larger system that I teach. I hope it will steer folks toward a functional and relationship based approach to pelvic health and understanding of the role of the pelvic floor as a partnere in movement and performance. Some have asked but isn’t it just a kegel...

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Diastasis: Zip it up!

I like to think of a diastasis that has resisted closure like an open zipper. An open fly affects more that just the zipper, it strains the button above, it messes with the fit of the pants, exposes things not supposed to be exposed, etc. Addressing your zipper may need a multi-tiered approach to re-zip:...

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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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Alignment and the High Tight Pelvic Floor

Alignment and the high, tight pelvic floor – it sounds like the start of a kids fairy tale. And maybe it is! Can a high, tight pelvic floor have a happily ever after? Could alignment be a knight in shining armor for the pelvic floor? My short answer is: yes! For the long answer keep...

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Lions, Tigers, High Heels…Oh My!

A recent NY Times Well Blog discussed the dangers of high heels based on an Australian study that compared the differences in foot muscle and tendon activation patterns in frequent vs infrequent high heel wearers while walking barefoot. The study found that frequent high heel wearers (40+ hours/week) retained a barefoot walking pattern that mimicked how...

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