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5 Wonderful Ways to Free the Piriformis – Video

  Here’s my Piriformis Freedom Challenge for you this week whilst working with your Pregnant and Post Natal clients………CHECK THEIR FEET!  Are they positioned as above? If they are, they may also have Piriformis pain and mobility restrictions.  The external rotation of the foot leads up to internal rotation of the femur.  The attachments for […]

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Post Natal Core Restore – Why The Breath Comes First!

As we take over 20,000 breaths a day and the breath is one of the primary restorative influencers for the Post Natal Core, let’s take a look at how we can help our clients get back to original function in order to build a firm foundation for their return to wellness and the movement we […]

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Fantastically Fascially Inspired Pregnancy Exercise (Video)

I’m hugely enjoying the Pregnancy Exercise part of my business at the moment, getting creative and getting moms moving to keep them ‘fit-for-purpose’ 🙂 with my inspiration coming from Yoga, Functional Training and Loaded Movement Training and of course the Myofascial Lines as described by Thomas Myers….. I’ll be demonstrating LOTS of cool concepts like […]

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Pregnancy Exercise – Stretching v Mobilization & Movement Prep

  Confession!  I actually HATE stretching when it comes to Pregnancy exercise and working with the Pregnant client! And yes, it’s a really strong word to use against something so inoffensive but if we’re talking about the version of ‘stretching’ above…..yes I hate it and lots of our clients do too! For years we have […]

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Still Planking During Pregnancy Exercise? Try These…. (Video)

  Are you still performing planks as part of your Pregnancy exercise programme with clients?  A few thoughts…. What are your aims?  To maintain ‘connection’ to the muscles/connective tissues of the Abdominal Wall?  To maintain movement integration with Myofascial Front Lines?  To keep the functional PUSH pattern in your programme?  If it’s YES to all […]

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Working on Your Diastasis Mummy Tummy? Don’t Forget Your Bum! (Videos)

Part One & Part Two I was prompted to write this post after noticing a post in my newsfeed from Julie Wiebe PT and her observation that in many of the BEFORE & AFTER photo’s courtesy of the Diastasis Healing Community, the women with the ‘better bellies’ also had flat butts! Some might argue on an aesthetic level, better a flat butt than a poochy […]

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Diastasis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Upper Crossed Syndrome – A Solution! (Video)

In the spirit of a ‘whole-body’ or holistic approach to Pelvic/Core Function…….a little thought re: Upper Crossed Syndrome and it’s role in Diastasis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and how you can help your clients get out of this typical posture/mis-alignment seen not only in the Pregnant and Post Natal client but in the general population […]

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Post Natal Client – Why ‘Exercise’ Comes Last On Your List

  On an average week, I’m asked this sort of question about 20 times regarding the Post Natal client……it usually starts with the words “What exercise can I do for………..” As fitness professionals, queries re: exercise are totally expected but simply not the ONLY answer especially in terms of restoring core strength and function post […]

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Diastasis Mom – When Can I Work My Obliques Again?

Regarding the title above…..this is probably one of the commonest questions asked by FitPro’s working with Post Baby clients with a healing Diastasis…. So, the best place to start is with the Anatomy and Physiology bit……don’t groan…..knowledge is power 🙂 The above picture is brilliant for showing the other Aponeuroses (sheets of tendon – the […]

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