Why Modifying Your Ab Workout With Diastasis Recti Is Not The Answer

One of the most common issues I see in my practice of treating women after pregnancy is diastasis recti (or abdominal separation).  This is a lot more common than people think.  Almost 100% of women have this condition during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  Many times, especially after multiple pregnancies, the separation does not close…

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Why Frustrating Postnatal Back Pain Can Get In The Way Of Taking Care Of Your Family

Postnatal back pain

As a busy mother, nothing can be more frustrating than aches and pains that of postnatal back pain that slows you down.  Lifting your kids into a crib or car seat, pushing a stroller, chasing your kids through the store when they try running away, or carrying a heavy diaper bag all puts extra strain…

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What Happened When I Hurt My Back and Was Told ”Go Do Pilates!”… But I’m Not Sure Why?

Pilates

Pilates was invented in the early 20th century as a method of body rehabilitation, (which now is like for the person that says..”I hurt my back” ) and for strengthening World War I soldiers.  This method was started by Joseph Pilates, but it took off as a mainstream exercise when ballet dancers started using it…

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6 Simple Yoga Poses To Eliminate Annoying Low Back Pain and Stiffness

6 Simple Yoga Poses for Low Back Pain

Have you ever thought about you could implement yoga into your daily life?  Do you want to know some simple yoga poses that you can do to help eliminate annoying low back pain and stiffness?  Then you need to read on… If you are anything like me, your life probably sounds something like this. Your…

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Why Poor Sleeping Habits Lead to Alzheimer’s or Dementia…

Improving Poor Sleep Habits

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, but we usually think short term about how we might feel the next day, how it may affect our ability to exercise, or what it can do to your mood…but did you know that poor sleep habits are linked to an increased…

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The Hidden Reason Why You Inconsistently Hit the Golf Ball Further and Straighter in Your Golf Game

Golfer

Do you want to hit the golf ball further? Here’s a little secret… In order to hit the golf ball further (consistently) and combat a lot of the twisting and torque that happens to your body in golf, it is important to keep your body balanced and strong. There is a type of exercise that…

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Why Cold Weather Running Is Good For You!

Winter Running

Here in San Diego, when it drops below about 60 degrees, we feel pretty cold. And I know that sounds funny but I’m going to share with you why getting up early in the morning and cold weather running, especially in December or January is going to actually benefit you. “Cold Weather Running Tip” #1:…

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What is the Best Way to Stay Fit Over 40?

Older Couple Jogging In Park

Here are some of the best things that you can do to stay fit over 40, and why this type of exercise is really going to benefit you? Stay Fit Over 40 Well, as we age, we lose flexibility in our joints and our soft tissue. We also have changes in our coordination and balance,…

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How Pilates Can Help You Recover From A Knee Injury

Pilates for knee pain

I want to talk to you today about how Pilates can help recover from a knee injury. I bring this up because a recent client of mine who’s 53 years old.  She was struggling with chronic knee pain, had trouble going up and down her stairs, squatting, running, jumping. This was bothering her for the…

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Are You Embarrassed When You Lose Bladder Control?

Dr. Dawn talking about bladder control

Lose Bladder Control We strive to help people who want be more active and mobile, healthy and fit. And in doing so, I want to address the topic that was brought up at a fitness class that I recently attended. Two women were talking amongst each other about how they want to be more active,…

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