Your Feet Do NOT Grow During Pregnancy

Your Feet Do NOT Grow During Pregnancy

There is a common belief that feet grow during pregnancy. The fact is they don’t actually “grow”. The bones don’t get longer, the organization of the bones is what changes depending on how you are standing. This forward weight position also affects your pelvic floor, low back, knees and increases your chance of diastasis recti.

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My Uterus Hates Skinny Jeans

My Uterus Hates Skinny Jeans

I used to have an anteflexed uterus that pushed on my bladder. I’d have to get up a couple of times a night to pee, but not a lot of pee would come out compared to the urgency I experienced.
I corrected the position of my tipped uterus using the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, but I would find that after riding my bike the uterus would flex forward onto my bladder again.

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Visceral Manipulation™ The Thorax

Visceral Manipulation™ The Thorax

As of June 2015 I’ve completed the fourth level of Visceral Manipulation™ (VM4) training through the Barral Institute. In VM 4 we learned techniques for releasing restrictions in the thoracic cavity (lungs, heart, pleura, diaphragm) as well as the cervical fascia, ribs, clavicles, esophagus, trachea and bronchus. Visceral Manipulation™ was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral.

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Rib Flare

Rib Flare

Costodiaphragmatic recess: Is a space between the respiratory diaphragm and the thoracic wall in each pleural cavity (compartments which enclose the lungs). The lungs move into this space in deep respiration. I learned about rib flare adhesions from my Functional... READ MORE
Growing Up Without An iPhone

Growing Up Without An iPhone

Youth between the ages of 15-18 spend an average 7 1/2 hours in front of a screen using entertainment media (4 1/2 hours of that is in front of a TV)! This statistic from the CDC got me thinking about my youth and how I spent my time. I didn’t have a computer until I was 23 and didn’t own a cell phone until I was 29! Now I have Google Maps and was able to map out some of my old routes to see how much I walked as a kid.

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