The deadlift is a great exercise for the back of the legs and glutes…that is IF you don’t have absurdly tight hamstrings. If you do, you could be really risking an injury to the low back and nobody wants that!! So, let’s take a step back and learn a little about the hamstrings.
The human heart is an incredible organ. The average human heart beats about 72 times a minute, approximately 2.5 BILLION times in an average 66 year lifespan, and pumps approximately 4.7 – 5.7 liters of blood per minute.
Two weeks ago we explored the importance of our Gluteus Medius Muscle, if you didn’t see it, check it out here: You MED to know about this muscle! Last Wellness Wednesday, we gave our booties a break and just looked at cute puppies, so you know what that means? Today it is time to: MAKE THAT BOOTY WURK.
Our hips are amazing joints, the are both very stable and still provide a surprising range of motion. Show them some love with some of my favorite hip opening postures. Continue reading
Is there anything that promotes more wellness than a puppy?
Actually, there is some interesting science around looking at cuteness. SERIOUSLY. A study in Japan performed in 2012 found that looking at pictures of cute puppies helped to promote careful behavior and narrow attention.“This study provides further evidence that perceiving cuteness exerts immediate effects on cognition and behavior in a wider context than that related to caregiving or social interaction,” the researchers conclude. Continue reading
On Mondays, I want to share and explore my love of yoga and the yogic tradition. Often in healthcare we dive into the physical aspect of an ailment and either forget about or diminish the needs of the mind/spirit. In my experience true wellness comes from a devotion to mind and body. Yoga has many meanings to different people, however, in Sanskrit the word “YOGA” literally means UNION.” Continue reading
Recently, I evaluated a VERY young little one (we are talking WEEKS people) and many friend and family wondered: WHAT could a physical therapist possibly being doing with a baby so young? So this “Donnerstag” we are going to explore: Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries
The Glute Med is such an important player for hip and knee stability! I often find runners and other serious athletes to be very weak in their glute med and often complain of hip or medial (inside) knee pain. Continue reading
I believe it is important to remember where I started and where I have been … even as I look ahead to all the many possibilities! Continue reading
No matter your experience, social media has become inextricably intertwined with most facets of professional life & it is fundamentally changing the way we interact as healthcare professionals. Continue reading