Category: Restorative Exercise/Physical Therapy
Wellapalooza mixes the best of modern medicine with alternative therapies, to help patients with chronic illnesses live well. Wellaplaooza 2015 was held on November 14th, 2015 in Chevy Chase, MD. Speakers were Dr. Alan Pocinki, Dr. Emily Telfair, and Dr. Theo. Video quality is poor because recordings are taken with an iPhone. Original video camera with all presentations was stolen from my car at the end of November – about week after Wellapalooza....Read More
#EDSFitTip – The importance of keeping a micro-bend in your elbows and knees with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
#EDSFitTip – The importance of keeping a micro-bend in your elbows and knees with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS)/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) #EDSFitTip – With joint hypermobility (AKA – “double-jointed“), it’s important to be mindful of your range of motion in all joints, especially your joints that are most “loose” or “bendy.” While I’m not über hypermobile in my elbows, they still hyperextend. When lifting weights or doing arm exercises (i.e. in pics below), I do not extend to my “full range of motion,” even if the activity calls for it. The reason? My elbows’ full range of the movement extends...Read More
Moving Naturally with Hypermobility – how to find out what hurts and why it’s important to helping manage chronic pain
Moving Naturally with Hypermobility – how to find out what hurts and why it’s important to helping manage chronic pain One of the best ways we can help our symptoms associated with hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, is by taking the time to educate ourselves on basic human anatomy & physiology (A&P). Combine basic knowledge on A&P, with reading through presentations and information published by EDS specialists, as well as by respected people with the community and reputable EDS organizations, we are able to gain a much better idea of what EDS really “looks” like in the body. Therefore, allowing for...Read More
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Integrative Wellness Retreats: Wellapalooza
Move More. Move Better.: Moving Naturally with Hypermobility
(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]
Yoga for Hypermobility : The Hypermobile Yogi
- Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles of EDS Wellness
- Practicing Yoga Safely with Hypermobility
- Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain Class at The Mindfulness Center with EDS Wellness
- Dr. Alan Pocinki’s Presentation at the EDS DC Support Group Meeting (March 2017)
- #EDSFitTip – Standing leg exercises for Hypermobility and Dysautonomia or POTS
Mast Cell Research: Mast Cell Research
‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mast Cell Research ‘Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!’ We are excited to announce that our winner, chosen at random, is Karen Smith- Will! Karen’s story ‘Twenty Minutes’ is shared below. “I coughed before the first song. That doesn’t bode well. Not surprising, but […]