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October Pfilates Certification

19 Sep 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

It is time to register for the course. We have received approval from the Nevada Board of Physical Therapy for 5 hours CME credit (0.5 units). So there is really not excuse for delay. Call 775 250-0267 to register. Or email us at This one day course is taught in two modules. Module one is led by me. This module provides the clinical background for the Pfilates program, detailed information on the neurophysiology of the pelvic floor, and the neurophysiological basis for common pelvic floor disorders. Module Two is led by Laura Hirsch and provides the practical training in the Pfilates movements with modifications for special populations. There is a written exam at the end of each module. This course is a unique fusion of medial science and exercise physiology. If you are a PT, OT, NP, RN, LPN,…

Garlic Chik in the Zone

19 Sep 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

Ingredients: 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts [4P] 2 cups of canned green beans [1C] 4 cups of yellow squash [2C] 2 cans of fat free chicken broth 1 whole head of garlic minced fresh pepper and sea salt Directions: Place chicken (boneless and skinless) in bottom of roasting pan, spread veggies around chicken and mince garlic evenly over chicken and veggies. (I sometimes will add onions to flavor but do not count the carbohydrate since we do not eat them.) Pour broth over and bake for 1 hr. The chicken will be very moist and have a very “garlicky” taste.

I am having 4 blocks this morning. I just love blocks for breakfast

19 Sep 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

Lets have a four block breakfast Slow cooked oatmeal 1 cup with 2 tsp agave sweetener = three blocks carbs Three egg white omelet with ½ oz reduced fat cheese = 2 protein blocks Low fat cottage cheese 2/3 cup = two protein blocks 1 carb block. Little olive oil little milk (and I mean little…like a freaken tea spoon) = got the fat all covered. OK there. Really not to bad. Learning how to eat at 44 requires humility. Got some?

Pick up a copy of The Zone …. Nearly Free in every Thrift Store

18 Sep 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

I just ate a cheese burger. Then I picked up my copy off Barry Sears The Zone. My body is 24% fat. That right 43 pounds of pure American fat. That leaves 140 pounds lean body mess…I mean mass. At 6 feet one inch my daily protean consumption is 90 grams. A block of proten is 7 grams so that is 13 (rounded off) blocks of protein per day. According to Barry that means 13 carb blocks (9 grams each) and 13 fat blocks (1.5 grams each). Barry says don’t go more than 5 waking hours without eating a “zone balanced” something. So my feeding schedule looks like this 7A Breakfast 3 Protein Blocks 3 Carb Blocks 3 Fat Blocks 12N Lunch 4 Protein Blocks 4 Carb Blocks 4 Fat Blocks 5P Snack 1 Protein Block 1 Carb Block 1…

Being Overweight is a Major Contributor to Pelvic Floor Symptoms

23 Aug 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

No Weighting is a program of education and support for women with pelvic floor symptoms who wish to lose weight. There are no dues This program is a synthesis of cognitive behavioral techniques that applies the power of the group to achieve results. Looking forward to our first meeting: Wednesday September 1st Meeting format 6:45 PM Greeting before the meeting 7 Readings 7:10 Meeting Chairperson shares for 10 minutes 7:20 Open Discussion 7:45 Exercises in Better Thinking (Cognitive Behavioral) 7:50 Pass out Meal Plans, recipes, info on products 7:55 Announcements

No Weighting – The Support Group

16 Aug 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

You can add incontinence relief to the list of benefits obese patients gain from losing weight, according to a recent NIH-funded clinical trial. I had to ask myself today what are we doing about the weight factor among my patients with incontinence. I have gone to great lengths to provide for all other aspects of pelvic floor heath. We have become fanatics when comes to pelvic floor fitness. We provide biofeedback and functional electrical stimulation. We provide hormonal therapy and neuromodulation. We provide surgical solutions and advanced neurophysiologic diagnostic testing. All of this and nothing besides “you would benefit from weight loss”. Well it is time to do better. I am happy to introduce the “7 at 7” weight loss program for women with pelvic floor disorders. The Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE) recruited 338 obese…

Unbelievable Muffin – Gotta Try This

15 Aug 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

Sue Rohn has finally decided to share her high protein, low carb, freakin delicious muffins. They are called “Buff Muffs” (13 g protein, 7 g carbs, 5 g fat). This is a specialty item. They are baked fresh and must be refrigerated. There is nothing like this on the market and I expect she will be very successful with this product. She even has a gluten free muffin! Thanks Sue. Good luck. You can get them a Sports West here in Reno. I have a dozen delivered to my office once a month. If you want more info just leave me a blog comment.

Why Do We Dis the Pudendal ?

14 Aug 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

It is remarkable to me that we don’t think of pudendal nerve trauma as a relevant impairment deserving medical attention and treatment. You may be asking…”what is the pudendal nerve and why does it matter?” The pudendal nerve is a small nerve; arising from the lowest spinal cord segments that really doesn’t matter….that is unless bladder control, bowel control, and sexual function are important to you. Pudendal nerve injury is associated with urinary incontinence, anal incontinence, and impaired sexual arousal and orgasm. The fact is pudendal nerve injury is likely the most common nerve injury sustained by women. The reason for this is that vaginal childbirth represents a significant risk of stretch injury to the pudendal nerve. Despite this we don’t routinely recommend, or even offer, the types of physiotherapy services we would offer any patient who sustains injury to…

Pfilates Certification Course July 17th

29 Jun 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

It is time for us to start ramping up for our next group certification. If you are a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Pilates Instructor, or exercise professional we could welcome your participation in the July 17th course. The Pfilates certification consists of a clinical module led by me and an exercise module that will be led by Laura Hirsch. Each module will have a post test (written only for clinical module, written and practical for the exercise module. Pfilates Certification is an advanced workshop in pelvic floor conditioning. This unique program is meant to bridge health care and the exercise professions and as such we really need participation from both disciplines. The course will be held at the Sanctuary (on Double R Blvd, Reno NV) from 10A – 3 PM on Saturday July 17th. Registration is 299. Refreshments and…