In this time of COVID-19, stress is something ALL of us can relate to. We are not alone. This is affecting all of us, in one way or another. I recently spoke about stress with one of my closest friends Anita Lambert @holistichealthphysio on the podcast that she and @jessiemundell co-host. This was a big deal for me. Not only do I always love chatting with Anita (we’ve been friends since our undergrad and we were in each other’s wedding party), but I was deeply ho
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Maybe today (and ideally more than just that) can be a day that we show ourselves love and kindness. When we are in pain or our bodies and minds are not doing the things we want them to, it is so common for us to speak and think pretty mean things about them. Does this help? Or does it worsen our discomfort?
Dr. Kristin Neff has done a lot of research on self compassion (check out her research here: https://self-compassion.org/). When compared with s
Pregnancy can be a time of extreme emotions; excitement, nervousness, fear, and exhaustion, are just a few.
These and our busy lifestyles can put us in "flight or fight" and this can make it hard to sleep, it increases tension in our pelvic floor, and it can lower our threshold to pain. Prenatal yoga has been found to increase the duration of our sleep and to increase our heart rate variability. This is a measure of how resilient our nervous system is and how w
For viewing pleasure, turn the sound off. I was surrounded by kids (including my own) at the aquarium! Aren't they just mesmerizing!?! I could sit and watch the ebb and flow of their movement for hours.
For me, they represent how there needs to be rest as much as there needs to be effort. Jellyfish balance this so well.
They are a really cool model of how our diaphragm and our pelvic floor move with our breath. Try this:
INHALE and watch the jellyfish expand as our ribs w
E B B + F L O W
There is an ebb and flow, but the sea remains the sea - Vincent Van Gogh This is one of the inspirations behind calling our practice Ebb + Flow; to remind ourselves and the people we visit with everyday, that we are the steady sea. We are not the ebb and flow. We are the sea.
We are not our problems, our joys, or our circumstances. We are much deeper than that. We are the soul beneath, experiencing these things. We are not our pain. We are not only our body or
Hello! I’m Jenny Telfer-Crum and I am a Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist (aka Pelvic Physio). This means I have regular Physiotherapy training (ie looking at pain and movement patterns through the neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees etc), but have also taken extra courses to be able to assess and treat the Pelvic Floor muscles. My goal is to educate and empower women so that they can be comfortable and confident regarding their pelvic (and general!) health. There is a lot