Desk Exercises

People with desk jobs sit on average 8 hours/day at work. The human body isn’t made to be in any one position for longer than 15 minutes at a time, so in a perfect world, we would stand up every 15 minutes. Unfortunately, we probably wouldn’t be very productive at work if that was the… Read More

Ischial Roll vs. Lumbar Roll

Sitting posture starts with the pelvis. If the pelvis is rotated posteriorly (back), this will induce more lumbar flexion (rounding of the lower back), which will in turn induce more thoracic flexion (rounding of the upper back) and forward head posture (head sticking forward). Contrarily, if the pelvis is rotated slightly anteriorly (forward), this promotes… Read More

Desk Ergonomics

We’ve all had someone tell us to “sit up straight” at some point in our lives, and with most people having sedentary jobs, sitting posture tends to get worse. It’s one thing to think about keeping a good posture while sitting at your desk, but if your environment (desk, chair, screen, etc.) isn’t set up… Read More

Common Pelvic Floor Myths

Do you ever wonder if your pelvic floor function is “normal”? Unfortunately, there can be a lot of stigma around talking about pelvic floor dysfunction such as leakage, prolapse or pain. Here is a list of some common pelvic floor misconceptions! The following are common symptoms that can indicate pelvic floor dysfunction: Misconception: it is… Read More

Are Kegel’s for Everyone!?

The term “Kegel” is widely used to define a pelvic floor contraction. For those who don’t know, the pelvic floor is the group of muscles that sits under your pelvis and acts to control bladder/bowel function and also helps to stabilize the pelvis by working with your core and glute muscles. Many women and men… Read More

Get better faster with Active Release Technique

Overuse conditions can happen to anyone, from the seasoned athlete putting in the time to perfecting their form to the weekend warrior cramming in as much of the activity they love into limited time, or the professional working overtime to reach a deadline. They occur when we push our body beyond its ability to adapt… Read More

5 Reasons you should try Fascial Stretch

With top organizations from the Seattle Seahawks to Google providing this therapy for employees and athletes alike, Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) has become a topic of discussion in healthcare and fitness. But What is it? FST is a movement based treatment that uses pain-free slow and gentle movements, stretches and traction. It is one of… Read More

Running & Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is it? The iliotibial band (ITB) is a band of connective tissue originating from muscles of the hip (glutes, tensor fascia lata) as well as the hip bone and extending down to the lateral (outside) part of the knee. When this band has increased tension in it, it can cause friction on the outside… Read More

Running & Achilles Tendinopathy

What is it? The Achilles tendon is the tendon that attaches the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (main calf muscles) to the calcaneus (heel bone). With increased/repeated demands on the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, too much stress can be put on the Achilles tendon, creating irritation of the tendon. To deal with the increased demands on… Read More

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