The secret to making post partum a little more manageable.

Have you ever heard about the 3 month period of time after pregnancy referred to as the fourth trimester? This is a time where your body will be undergoing a lot of physical changes and hormonal ones. You will also have a lot of emotional changes and changes in your stress levels as you adaptContinue reading “The secret to making post partum a little more manageable.”

Easy stretch for Shoulder Pain and Stiffness and Hand Numbness

This stretch is one of my favorites. It requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. It stretches the shoulders and has its greatest effects on the anterior musculature in this region – the pecs! You can add a neck stretch component to this by tipping your head away from the side you’re stretching.This canContinue reading “Easy stretch for Shoulder Pain and Stiffness and Hand Numbness”

5 Simple, Natural Approaches to Stress Management

I had so much fun and was so honored to have been a part of an awesome event this past weekend with other Des Moines based female entrepreneurs. I loved joining a conversation about women’s health and natural approaches to stress management as well as hormonal balance. ✨get enough sleep- track it if you can.Continue reading “5 Simple, Natural Approaches to Stress Management”

4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Sports Bra

When should I replace my sports bra??How long should it last? Signs you should replace your sports bra:————————————————————▪️It’s like a bounce house in there.-If its bounce town while you are running and jumping, and your boobs are going to hurt afterward- it’s probably time for an upgrade! ▪️ The bra band slides around-Raise your armsContinue reading “4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Sports Bra”

Your Posture Matters- how many of these incorrect postures do you do everyday?

Posture can be a big factor in alleviating aches and pains like back pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. Check out the graphic below to see where you can improve. For more posture information, check out this posture playlist on YouTube for information on setting up a work station, properly sitting on your couch, and evenContinue reading “Your Posture Matters- how many of these incorrect postures do you do everyday?”

I’m a Chiropractor- Here are the 5 Most Common Exercises I Recommend

Bird dog:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86iipQCGoDsGlute Bridge:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYUhKeugpmk&t=13sDead bug:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKsie49PSEBulgarian split squats:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfIh-Uilfq0Lower body stretch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOw8F0YITUw&t=66s There are studies that show the number one predictor of low back pain is actually insufficient core strength. Because of this, and because we tend to extremely under-utilize our core, I tend to choose things like Bird dog and Dead bug where you can start small andContinue reading “I’m a Chiropractor- Here are the 5 Most Common Exercises I Recommend”

Inversion tables

I wanted to take this opportunity to talk a bit about inversion tables. You can skip the reading and just listen to what I have to say here. Inversion tables are those tables that you strap your feet into and use to flip upside down. The idea behind them is to stretch things out andContinue reading “Inversion tables”

Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?

Why is “popping” your own neck (or anywhere in the spine really) bad for you? Some clicking and popping is natural for your body- but make sure you aren’t forcing your joints into unnatural positions. When you twist your own spine or force it to pop there are a few things that are happening. Let’sContinue reading “Is Popping my Own Back Bad for Me?”

Proper Posture on your Couch

With more people than ever sitting at home with today’s environment of social distancing and some working from their couch, I wanted to offer some tips to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches to keep you happy, healthy, and pain free during this pandemic. Follow along as we go over the best ways toContinue reading “Proper Posture on your Couch”