Which Yoga Class Suits You? ~ by Michele Forsberg PT MS, Kaity Rose Holsapple, Martha Walker

When I opened this studio, I had a keen awareness of the powerful effects yoga can have on the healing process and felt that offering a decent variety of options to suit the different needs of our clientele was imperative. People will often choose to take a yoga class for flexibility, strength, or balance in […]

Is Your Headache Really a Shoulder Problem? ~ by Keelin Regan Reed PT, DPT

In situations involving my patients who have chronic headaches, once I perform a thorough biomechanical evaluation, I often find they have a dysfunctional rotator cuff or upper trapezius muscle. Many clients actually see me for their shoulder pain first and don’t even tell me about the headaches or realize that their headaches are connected to […]

Yoga and the Rise of Hypermobility ~ by Kaity Rose Holsapple

Has your yoga practice been bringing you more pain than relief lately? Do you struggle from popping joints or joint pain? Have you been told to stay away from your yoga mat because of an overuse injury? It’s possible that you may be focusing too much on flexibility in your practice and not enough on […]

Saying YES! One trainer’s road to recovery and being strong ~ by Jackie DiGiallonardo

Although health and fitness have been lifelong interests of mine, I ultimately chose to become a personal trainer because of the difference strength training made in my life. I went from living each day in survival mode to exploring all the possible directions I can take not only my body, but my life as a […]

The Mysterious Connection Between Your Pelvis and Jaw

Countless times while working with my pelvic dysfunction patients, I have witnessed that while releasing their fascial restrictions vaginally, the patient’s jaw will be moving ever so slightly from side to side, presumably shifting to find it’s new home and mirror it’s counterpart. Of course, I point out what I see so that my client […]

The Intimate Relationship Between Your Gut Health and Pelvic Floor

One topic that has continued to fascinate me, and an area that I often work on with my patients, is the relationship between the gut and the pelvic floor. In very simple terms, your gut health and pelvic health are intimately connected and if you’re paying attention to one, it’s important and supportive to look […]

Our Special Sauce-In Healing

The other day one of my patients was telling me how when she was leaving for our appointment, her husband asked her where she was going. To this question, her daughter chimed in, “She’s going to see her life coach.” My client and I looked at each other and giggled. I said, “hmm, that’s interesting,” […]

Is Core Strength Really the Issue?

Over the years I have had patients come to visit me and many of them tell me that they have been told OR they have come to the conclusion on their own that what they are lacking is core strength. If they could only strengthen their core, all their problems would be solved. There was […]

Girlfriends, Healing and Pelvic Power

When I was a kid, I had this amazing group of girlfriends on my street. We would spend every waking hour together during the summer. We had this tree, in my aunt’s backyard, it had 4 segments to it and was easy to climb. We’d often hang out in our tree, each on our perch […]

Why chasing pain is never a good treatment plan.

I have to admit it, I have gotten stuck in the “chasing pain” cycle with some of my patients and it usually never turns out well. They came in feeling a certain pain, and I had just wanted them to leave feeling better, so we worked to alleviate that pain rather than looking at what […]