If every day from the time you were two, you squatted down low to “do your business”, you would have a felt sense of the value of using those strong, stable hips to do the work of bending. For better or worse (mostly better!) we started using toilets, and we stopped squatting as part of
Tag: Women’s Health
It started her senior year in high school – just a little bit of leaking during volleyball practice – but by the time she sought help, incontinence was impacting her whole life. She was miserable and she was not alone. Although urinary incontinence is a widespread problem, sufferers are reticent to seek treatment. On average, people
Dee In her 70 years, Dee’s back had never bothered her, until one morning as she got out of bed she noticed a pull in her right lower spine. She tried stretching, but the pain just worsened. When it did not stop for several days, she made an appointment with an orthopedist. He took X-rays, but
Why my latest favorite sport is ski jumping…. and it’s not Eddie the Eagle. If you missed our last newsletter, click here before you read this. It’ll make lots more sense. At ALTA, we look at the whole body to help solve your problems. Mobilizing a tight right shoulder can improve left hip mobility – we know
You’ve heard of the Department of Homeland Security, right? Think of your immune system as your body’s very own Homeland Security. It’s your mobile surveillance system that both finds and attacks harmful foreign invaders, like bacteria and viruses. When you have an infection, you feel the effects of your immune system working to fight it.
You’ve had lower back pain for two weeks, so finally you decide that enough is enough and make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor’s decision about what to do next can have a big impact on how quickly your back pain resolves. Research has shown that some courses of action work better than others.