Wow! What a lovely year 2018 was! I hired new staff, spoke at several conferences, and–perhaps most notably–moved to a new office. Let’s start with the new space.
New office location
In December I moved my physical therapy practice a few blocks away from my former location. Now located at 262 Beacon Street, the new office is adjacent to the Charles River and offers space for teaching individual and small group yoga classes. There is also a second treatment room which allows us to offer additional appointment times.
Who is “us”? Great question. Read on…
Alex Papale, PT, DPT joined Flourish Physical Therapy in October. We met when I was l guest lecturing at Simmons College. We then worked together with other pelvic health specialists on creating a transhealth course for providers.
Alex has a doctorate in physical therapy with a passion for pelvic health. It’s a lovely partnership!
I also hired an assistant in July named Leo. His special skills include walking over my keyboard, jumping into the sink, and singing for his supper.
Lectures, events, and workshops
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
I was a guest speaker at the 50th anniversary conference for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society. It was an absolute joy to present my session “Yoga for Pelvic Health: An Evidence-Based Approach.” I’m very much looking forward to returning next year for part two!
International Pelvic Pain Society
It’s always a pleasure to teach yoga workshops to my friends and colleagues at International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). No one grabbed a photo of my yoga class, which is a good sign that we were all very mindful!
The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Section on Women’s Health (SOWH) hosted a lovely networking event and here is a fun pic with superstar pelvic health leaders in the field: Pat Wolfe (former SOWH president), Carrie Pagliano (president of SOWH), Secili DeStefano (president elect of SOWH), and Tracy Sher (a must-follow on social media for anyone interested in pelvic health).
Yoga for Pelvic Pain
(Check out the blog Sarah wrote about how she modifies Downward Facing Dog to suit her needs as someone who experiences a lot of tightness and stiffness in her hamstrings.)
Pelvic Floor 1
This year I taught Pelvic Floor 1 in three cities. This means I had the honor of helping train 120+ people in pelvic health! In this photo I’m teaching at my alma mater Russell Sage College.
I finished off the year traveling to Europe for the first time. My gracious hosts, Michele Lyons and Alwyn Thornton, sold out my 5 hour workshop and provided tea, scones, and mince pie as the most delightful refreshments. The room was filled with beautiful Irish accents and lovely fellow pelvic physiotherapists–the perfect kick start to the holiday season.
Other events not pictured included my annual attendance at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, local pelvic health workshops, guest lecturing at local colleges, and guest speaking at the APTA’s state chapter meeting.
So far, here is my teaching schedule for 2019:
- March 8–10: Pelvic Floor 1: Manchester, NH
- March 29–31: Pelvic Floor 1, Norwood, MA
- April 27–28: Yoga for Pelvic Pain, Columbus, OH
- May 17-19: Pelvic Floor 1, Winfield, IL
- June 25: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Meeting, Nashville, TN
- August 23–25: Pelvic Floor 1, Troy, NY
- Sept 7–8: Yoga for Pelvic Pain, Manchester, NH
- Oct 5–6: Yoga for Pelvic Pain, Buffalo, NY
Keep your eyes peeled for the chakra guided meditation series unveiling in early 2019!
Thank you as always for being a part of the Your Pace Yoga community. Your feedback and ideas for content are always invited and appreciated! If you are interested in bringing me in to your local yoga studio for a workshop, please reply to this email.
Best wishes for a flourishing 2019!