Figure 8 Therapeutics

15 days ago
Cindy Filler

August - More Summer Please

Have you seen the bounty of berries? Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries…yumm! Great time to stash some away in the freezer for fall and winter breakfast oatmeal or pancakes. Berries are full of summer sunshine energy and antioxidants.

And speaking of berries…have you practiced your kegels lately. Do you do them the right way? Do you even need to do them? This youtube.com channel from Kim Vopni, the Vagina coach, has lots of great tips on keeping your pelvic floor in shape. As well as learning how to contract and relax the pelvic floor. All women need to learn how to do this the right way. Some of you are over contracting, some need to learn where to contract, and some need to learn how to incorporate it into your daily lives so that you dont leak when you sneeze, pick up your kids, or jump on the trampoline! She also talks about diastasis recti – when the linea alba is stretched from pregnancy and how to check yourself for it. Check out her channel here: Vagina Coach Channel .

85 days ago
Cindy Filler

May is not grey!

How do you like all this sunshine here in Victoria this month?! So fabulous to see locals walking, hiking, biking, SUP’ing, kayaking all around our fabulously green island! Great way to start off the summer and shed the spring/winter.

This month I went to a conference on Chronic Pain with Professor Lorimar Mosley from Australia. World renowned Neuroscientist. How’s that for an awesome title! As a very well funded researcher he and his team have come up with some wonderful ways to rethink how we talk about chronic pain. How does saying “your protection system” or your “danger system” sound instead? “Chronic” is very final, as if nothing can change it, its been around so long you don’t know what to do about it, or have done everything you can think of about it. Education about why your body hurts is a key element to understanding how the nervous system is turned on or off and how you can rethink it so that you have the control back. Because you do…its in your head or your brain.

Enjoy this new video and well organized website about rethinking pain.

http://tamethebeast.org/

120 days ago
Cindy Filler

April flowers and showers

Here comes the sunshine! Well, most days…and it is warmer in direct sunshine, but a few windy chills are still keeping the fireplace burning.

For this week, here is a great friend and therapist Katheryn Kuszysyn. She is a fantastic yoga instructor that specializes in Yoga for Scoliosis. She even wrote a book! check her out at:
(Yoga Kat)
(Scoliosis Undone)



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