Tag: pelvic floor disorder

Have a Happy Pelvis

The more I learn about the pelvis (pl. pelves) the more I am impressed by it. If it was designed by a celestial designer, that designer would have been a genius engineer. But we know that the pelvis evolved throughout tens of thousands of years of bipedal behaviour in humans on earth, and nature shaped our pelvis to be the impressive part of the body that it is. No part of the body is perfect, where there are strengths there are also vulnerabilities. For example, our stomachs and abdominal visc

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Feet and the Pelvic Floor

I just finished another foot workshop. I love doing them because they are literally your foundation and also the foundation of all the work that follows, typically the pelvic floor. So yes, next up is a pelvic floor workshop (my second!). I thought I'd write a post about how feet and the pelvic floor are related, and why you can't really address one without the other. Let's establish some very basic anatomical details: 1. Your hip joint is made up of the ball and socket of the femur and the

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The gift of healthy bowel movements

Okay, that was probably not on your Christmas list. Or your kid's list. But have you ever enjoyed a moment in the bush, "au naturel?" If you've ever traveled to a foreign country and found yourself facing a hole in the ground and you don't have your squat mechanics ready to go, well, you can't go. I was in Italy a few years ago, hiking the Cinque Terre, and after several hours hiking some pretty steep hills, we made our way into one of the five little towns for lunch and everyone took turns usin

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