Exercise, Lifestyle, Mobility Monday

Get More out of Your Walks!

My opportunities to head out for a walk, hike, or run on my own are few and far between these days (because, you know, life is busy - I have a young child, a full-time practice, dinner to cook, a house to keep clean, etc.) so when I do get to go out, I try… Continue reading Get More out of Your Walks!

Exercise, feet, Mobility Monday

Sore feet? Try these exercises!

Did you know that our feet have a similar potential for mobility as our hands do?   Our feet (and hands) have both motor nerves, and sensory nerves. Motor nerves carry messages from the brain to your body parts and tell them to move, while sensory nerves carry information from the environment (such as heat,… Continue reading Sore feet? Try these exercises!

Exercise, Hips, Mobility Monday, Sitting Rehab

How to properly stretch your hip flexors

Look down at your hips. Chances are that you are probably sitting right now. And if you sit a lot, which most of us do, and you think about it, our hips spend a lot of time in a flexed position. Which isn't a badย position in and of itself; hip flexion is a normal and… Continue reading How to properly stretch your hip flexors

Exercise, Mobility Monday, neck pain

How to stretch your neck

Let's talk about neck and shoulder tension. It's a pretty common complaint that I hear a lot about in the clinic, and I too, have experienced having a cranky neck in the past. This type of tension seems to be associated with stress, previous injury, and spending a lot of time in one position (again,… Continue reading How to stretch your neck

Exercise, Mobility Monday

Hug Yourself

It's just about Valentines day, so here's another LOVEly mobility exercise for you! If you ever feel like you need a little more movement in your upper back, you'll love this one! Upper back figure 8's are a great exercise to do to gain mobility in that upper thoracic area. Give yourself biiiig a hug!… Continue reading Hug Yourself

Exercise, Injury Rehabilitation

Returning to Exercise Post-Injury

Getting back into an exercise routine following time off can be challenging even in the best of times, and even more so after having taken time off to recover from an injury. Additional challenges may arise if you are unsure of what to do, where to start, and how to move safely without re-injuring yourself.… Continue reading Returning to Exercise Post-Injury

Exercise, Pregnancy

5 Exercises to Improve Pelvic Mobility During Pregnancy

I have always been a lover of movement, whether it be walking with my dog, yoga, climbing, or generally being active. I was able to keep up most of my regular activities when I was pregnant with my little guy, but I added a few therapeutic exercises to the mix to help my body to… Continue reading 5 Exercises to Improve Pelvic Mobility During Pregnancy