Wellness Wednesday

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 3

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t Ok – Part 3 Welcome back to the third and final installment of this pelvic health series! Thank you for your interest in this important topic. Before I dive into today’s material, let’s quickly review what we’ve covered so far… In part one: We talked about how leaking while running …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 2

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 2   Welcome back to the second installment of this important pelvic health series. In my first post, I explained leaking while running is common (one in three ladies!), but that it is by no means normal, and should not be something that you simply surrender to …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 1

Why Leaking (Urine) While Running Isn’t OK Do you make sure to pee before and sometimes during your workout, just in case? Do you wear a pad when you run because leaking is usually a thing? Do you intentionally wear dark colored clothing to hide any leakage that might happen? If you answered yes to any …

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How To Incorporate Pilates Into Your Running Routine

How To Incorporate Pilates Into Your Running Routine (and my top 5 mat pilates exercises for runners!) In my last post, I discussed the many benefits of incorporating Pilates into your weekly workouts to improve overall strength and running performance. Perhaps you’re curious to explore this movement practice, but are unsure where to start. This …

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Got Knee Pain While Running? How’s Your Cadence?

Got knee pain while running? How’s your cadence? Knee pain is a common complaint amongst runners, and often one of the most prevalent reasons for keeping a runner sidelined. Such aches and pains are usually the result of a number of factors, but a common denominator related to such injures is a suboptimal cadence (1-5). …

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 3

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 3 This week’s post is the third and final installment of the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain Series. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this specialty topic. If you’ve just recently joined our SIJ conversation, I encourage you to check out part 1 and part 2 where I discussed the following: …

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 2

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 2 Welcome back to the second installment of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction. In last week’s post I introduced what the SIJ is and why it’s a commonly associated with low back pain complaints. I also explained that there are three important muscular systems that influence the SIJ, and went into …

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 1

Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Part 1 You’ve just finished crushing it this morning in the gym doing a combination of running and resistance training. You’re flying high on your exercise endorphins, and impressed with your new levels of fitness. Later on while sitting at your desk you start to notice an ache in your low …

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“Wait…you do what?”

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy “Wait, you do what?!” In my final year of physical therapy school, I received one three-hour lecture about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). I remember sitting there, staring wide-eyed, at the PowerPoint presentation that was being delivered by a PT alum (Go Emory!) who specialized in this area. She passionately explained …

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To stretch or not to stretch? That is the question…

“What stretches should I do to help me reduce my risk for injury?” “Will stretches help decrease muscle soreness after my workout?” “What stretches should I be doing to help me with my athletic performance? “When should I do dynamic vs static stretching? Does it matter?” These are some of the most common stretching questions …

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