Wobbly Knees and How to Fix Them
If your knees ache when you walk, run, or jump, there’s a fair chance you’ve got wobbly knees — I know, that’s a highly technical term. Knees that don’t track forward when bending can be a result of weak hips, feet, thighs, or any combination of these — and probably all of them. Often this […]
What to Do for Neck Pain and Tight Shoulders
Just about every client I work with has some kind of complaint around neck and shoulder pain. This may be headaches, TMJ, neck pain, tight shoulders, aching in the upper back and between the shoulder blades. The good news is that this is relatively simple to fix; the band news is, it just requires — […]
I Have Shoulder Pain — Is It My Rotator Cuff?
Just about every 40+ athlete I know (and a whole lot of sedentary folks, too) has had shoulder pain at some point. Some are able to eliminate it through non-surgical means, but a surprising number decide to simply live with it, or jump straight to the surgical route. While I’m not opposed to surgery, it’s […]
Kegel Exercises for a Weak Pelvic Floor
Weak, loose, “totally asleep…or maybe dead.” These are all things I’ve heard women call their pelvic floor. The good news is, kegel-style exercises can help! (I know, who even know that there was more than one kind of kegel exercise anyway? Hint: Anyone who’s been to pelvic floor PT, for sure!) Yes, most of us […]
Is Your Pelvic Floor Too Lose or Too Tight?
Check it out: This is the little-known portion of the Goldilocks story where Goldilocks and the Three Bears learn about kegels pelvic health! Most women I work with assume that they should constantly be strengthening their pelvic floor by kegeling all. the. time. In fact, like any muscle in your body, you don’t want your […]
“Kegeling” vs Kegel 2.0: What’s the Difference?
For most women, if you’ve been told anything about the health of your pelvic floor, you’ve probably been told to kegel, or “squeeze like you’re stopping the flow of urine.” How to Do a Kegel 2.0 This universal prescription of kegeling is problematic for a couple reasons, which is exactly why I teach what I […]
Kegel Alternatives for a Tight Pelvic Floor
Just like any muscle in your body, your pelvic floor can be too loose OR too tight. While many women worry about being too lose (hypotonic) and kegel like crazy, as much as 40% of postpartum women are actually too tight (hypertonic). These pelvic floor stretches are great for when you are hypertonic and need […]
What the Heck Is a Kegel and Should You Do Them?
What is a kegel? Simply put, a kegel is an engagement of the pelvic floor muscles. It has been found through substantial research to be effective at curing or improving urinary incontinence. There is also ongoing research into kegeling as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Kegel 2.0 vs. “Kegeling” Before we go further, I […]
The Fascinating History of the Kegel
Ah, the kegel. Easily, the most widely known women’s health exercise in the world. (Not a bad reputation, considering that they’re entirely invisible to the casual observer.) Maybe I’m the only uber-nerd who deeply needed to know where the kegel came from. Or, maybe you’re oddly interested, too? I dove into the depths of the […]
How to organize your life to get $*!# done
I want you to banish the word busy. Seriously, it doesn’t serve any of us to run around feeling like we have too. much. to. do. Instead, I’d love to help you feel productive. When you’re busy, you’re panicked. When you’re productive, you accomplish more because you’ve raised your expectations for yourself. As a result, […]