Isometric Exercise for POTS

Isometric exercise like planks are great for POTS sufferers.

In my other articles about EDS and POTS, I’ve discussed how maintaining tension on muscles through slow and controlled strength training carries unique benefits and avoids many of the dangers of exercise. In this article, I want to talk about a subset of continuous tension strength training that can be safely applied at home and … Read more

Strength Training Before Surgery

As my readers and clients know, strength training is an essential part of our road back from an injury or surgery. During our rehab, and for general health, strength training is how we build the muscle mass and connective tissues lost to disuse. But did you know that you can actually improve the outcomes of … Read more

Strength Training to Manage POTS

Strength Training can help manage POTS

This is the second article in a series on strength training and POTS. It is not medical advice and is presented for informational purposes only. Consult with your medical provider before adopting any exercise program. In my first article on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, I discussed in very general terms the nature of the condition, … Read more

Strength Training Around An Injury

Strength Training Around An Injury

Every month, I am asked about this in some form or other. There are many reasons we may be in pain, and understanding your specific condition must inform your best course of action. But in general, let’s consider the three main ways to approach strength training around an injury or source of chronic pain. They … Read more

Why Test Body Composition?

Scales can leave us frustrated, but body composition testing shows us how healthy we are on the inside.

Now that StrengthSpace has an InBody 570 available to clients, you may wonder: “Why test body composition?” After all, many of us have a scale and a mirror, and these tools do give us valuable information about our health. But what they don’t tell us is how healthy we are on the inside. In this … Read more