If you are a human being, this article is for you. You don’t have to have any special condition to benefit from better sleep hygiene. All you need to be is a busy person hustling through a technology filled life. If that describes you, keep reading. However, if you are one of my many Chesapeake … Read more
Before we start, here is an important disclaimer: if you are currently being treated for pelvic floor dysfunction, I would encourage you to adhere to your clinician’s guidance, and to run these suggestions by them first. Exercises for abdominal strengthening with diastasis recti often involve an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. Even though the approach to … Read more
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. The many clients with POTS at our strength training studio in Chesapeake, VA benefit from this approach to improve their symptoms. But in … Read more
As our personal training 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
To prevent overuse injuries, we have to dose our activity correctly. Dr. Bryce Lee, DPT, explains a simple approach to safely increase physical capacity for a new sport or recreational activity.
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
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
At StrengthSpace, our clients often get deeply out of breath from the intense nature of our strength training. Even though we move slowly with simple exercises, the heart and lungs are still challenged. But despite this, not all clients get so winded. Perhaps an orthopedic condition like EDS or cardiovascular condition like POTS prevents them … Read more