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Top 10 Things to Avoid in Your Prenatal Yoga Practice: Expert Advice from Your Physical Therapist

BLOG-PRENATAL-YOGA-SMALL Prenatal yoga is great medicine for pregnant women and a fantastic vehicle that improves flexibility, strength, stamina and helps to promote relaxation. However not all pre-natal yoga poses are appropriate for all pregnant women and some may cause more harm than good. When I was pregnant I did a lot of yoga but it was not until I started working with a physical therapist (PT) and having my PT supervise and tailor my yoga program that I really started to get to get pain relief and the most of out of my prenatal yoga classes.

Prenatal yoga is great medicine for pregnant women and a fantastic vehicle that improves flexibility, strength, stamina and helps to promote relaxation. However not all pre-natal yoga poses are appropriate for all pregnant women and some may cause more harm than good. When I was pregnant I did a lot of yoga but it was not until I started working with a physical therapist (PT) and having my PT supervise and tailor my yoga program that I really started to get to get pain relief and the most of out of my prenatal yoga classes.

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What Does It Take To Heal Today? Where is the Fountain of Youth and Fountain of Health?

BLOG-WHAT-IT-TAKES-TO-HEAL-ISA-HERRERA-MEDITATE-THUMBWhen one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.

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A “Sexual Revolution”: Putting Sex Back Into Childbirth

BLOG-BETTER-SEX-AFTER-BORTH-ISA-HERRERA-SMALL A recently published TEDx Talk, “We must put the sex back into birth” presented by Kate Dimpfl, raises some important and scandalous considerations for the childbirth experience. The physiologic processes that happens during sex and birth are actually shockingly similar. Why, then, has childbirth become a process to be endured by women versus experienced and enjoyed by women?

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Debunking the “NO KEGELS DURING PREGNANCY” Myth / Mis-Information

BLOG-DEBUNKING-NO-KEGELS-MYTH-SMALL-2I recently have read some startling posts on the internet that all pregnant women should not do kegels. This is the same as saying that all pelvic floors are the same. Where is the balance in that statement? It is dangerous advice for the community out there that needs to be debunked so that women see that what is indeed needed is a balance, and this is what I have dedicated this blog post to pointing out.

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Video Blog: Melt Your Stress Away with These 3 Great Breathing Techniques

BLOG-MEDITATION-BREATHING-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-ISA-HERRERA-SMALLIn today’s world stress is often an inevitable part of being human. During times of change, like during pregnancy, stress can increase because of the numerous changes that occur not only on the physical level but also on the emotional spiritual and soul level. Many of my patients, whether pregnant, or men and women with pelvic pain, have an increase in their pain because they are experiencing high levels of stress in their day to day life.

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Video Blog: How to Close Your Abdominal Separation for Strength in Labor and Fast Post Partum Recovery

BLOG-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-DRA-ISA-HERRERA-SMALL Our abdominal muscles serve a far greater purpose than looking tight and awesome. This area is part of what I call the pelvic power relay station. The abdominal muscles create stability in our hips, PFMs and lumbar spine. Our midsections also provide support and stability for our internal organs, house the first two chakras and prevent energy leaks. If your abdominals are in a weakened state or are compromised by having a diastasis recti separation, you are at greater risk for female-related pelvic dysfunction.

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What Does It Take To Heal Today? Where is the Fountain of Youth and Fountain of Health?

BLOG-WHAT-IT-TAKES-TO-HEAL-ISA-HERRERA-MEDITATE-THUMBWhen one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.

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Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino – Documentary Film Review and Upcoming Online Screening

PAQO-ANDINO-RENEW-PT-ISA-HERRERA-COVER-THUMBMy Renew PT healing team and I recently attended a powerful movie screening from Jeffrey Wium called Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino. This amazing experience is a direct transmission from the altomisayoks of Peru, one of the oldest non-broken healing lineages remaining on the planet today.

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The Holistic Approach to Vulvar and Bladder Care: Creating a Symbiotic Environment for Your Vagina

BLOG-CARLA-SAVETSKY-ISA-HERRERA-HERBAL-REMEMDIES-THUMB Do you find you are prone to urinary tract, bladder, or yeast infections? Maybe you have an itchy feeling in the vagina, but all the tests come back negative and you have seen multiple doctors to only be more confused and without answers? This blog post is a great summary of a recent free lecture at Renew PT, and will give you many great tips on holistic remedies for this sensitive “down there” area.

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Research Review: Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Pain: Narcotic Drugs a Viable Option?

BLOG-PREGNANCY-MEDICATIONS-SMALLA recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women” discusses the astonishing increase in narcotic drug use amongst pregnant women in the United States. According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, nearly 23 percent of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid filled an opioid prescription in 2007, increased from 18.5 percent in 2000. Read the rest of this great Renew PT research review.

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