Importance of Lateral Hip Strength

Importance of Lateral Hip Strength

Lateral hip strength is important for pelvic floor, low back, and knee health as well as maintaining optimal bone density in the femur.  The neck of the femur is one of the main areas of the body where fractures happen due to osteoporosis.  When our bones are aligned...

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Sometimes it's difficult to know what your alignment actually looks like unless you see yourself in a mirror, window or photograph. Sometimes that's a good thing, like when you  jump off the bed doing the splits while playing the air guitar.  You think you looked...

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Walking Benefits

Walking Benefits

The way you walk matters. Proper biomechanics allows for optimal function and flow of blood, lymph and nerve conduction with minimal wear and tear of the tissues. Our muscles and even our bones have adapted to our daily habits and end up influencing how we walk, for better or for worse.

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Retroverted Uterus a Natural Solution

Retroverted Uterus a Natural Solution

Retroverted Uterus AKA Tipped Uterus In my practice, I see many women who suffer from a retroverted uterus.  A retroverted uterus is when the uterus is tilted back toward the rectum.  A retroflexed uterus is when the uterus is flexed backward, kind of like a...

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Correct Toes™ Toe Spacers

Correct Toes™ Toe Spacers

Your feet are your foundation.  What does your foundation look like?  Is it collapsing inward like a sinkhole (over-pronation)?  Are your toes curled up like a buckling sidewalk (hammer toes)?  Does it look like you are standing on a mudslide (foot smear)?  Would you...

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Knee Pain-Are Your Kneecaps Stuck up?

Knee Pain-Are Your Kneecaps Stuck up?

If you have stuck up kneecaps you're at risk of having knee pain, hip pain or other joint-related problems.  According to the CDC in 2009 the total knee replacements in the US equaled 676,000 and total hip replacement equaled 327,000!  Of the 676,000 knee...

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Vaginal Steams

Vaginal Steams

This article is for educational purposes only. All reported benefits are based on personal accounts and are not based on scientific studies. I believe there is a wisdom that should be explored in practices that have been used for centuries. This information is not...

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Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

I recently took Katy Bowman's How Much do I Sit? quiz.  It's not so much that sitting in chairs is bad, it's the frequency that we sit in chairs that is causing problems like low bone density, short weak muscles, abdominal congestion, decreased blood and lymph flow...

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Upper Body Strength, Pole Dancing and Monkey Kung Fu

Upper Body Strength, Pole Dancing and Monkey Kung Fu

I have super strong hands from doing massage for 18 years (I challenge any of you suckers to a thumb wrestling match!), but there is no way I could pull myself over a fence if the cops were chasing me. Upper body strength is important not only for fleeing from the cops but also for pain-free baby holding, keeping the shoulders down away from the ears, reducing neck strain and improving blood flow to the head.Rest your arms at your side, now look down. Are your elbow pits facing forward, or are they pointing inward with the knuckles forward? If the elbow pits are pointing inward

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Hi, I'm Barbara Loomis. I specialize in several forms of abdominal therapies for reproductive and digestive health. What lights me up is to see people connect with the inner beauty and wisdom of their bodies.

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