In this issue, learn about restoring pelvic floor integrity after childbirth with information-packed articles from Thomas Myers and Machelle Varma, and read David M. Lobenstine’s account of what he’s learned about himself and his practice during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, explore tendon pathologies in the wrist and forearm with Whitney Lowe and the painful effects of lipedema with Ruth Werner.
Childbirth can sometimes lead to instability, pain, and dysfunction in the pelvic area. Take a look at how manual therapy can help.
There are some kinds of pain women don't talk about—unless you're willing to broach the subject for them. Understanding the physiology of pelvic floor dysfunction and the options for treatment can help clients get over their shame and relieve their pain.
Presence, intention, and groundedness are essential as an animal bodyworker. Being grounded encourages nonverbal conversation and establishes trust.