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Dr. Adams is incredibly proud to be part of the inaugural 103 NABBLM-C physicians who are officially board certified in Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine.
This is such an exciting and momentous occasion as Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine is finally being recognized as medical specialty! Thank you to all of the incredibly hard work of the North American Board of Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine for bringing this moment to fruition.
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A drawing of a young Inuit woman wearing a red amauti, the amauti is a traditional parka worn by Inuit women. A child peeking out with a smile on their face can be seen in the pouch below the hood. The child is carried in the enlarged and extended back of the garment. The child is resting with their belly against the mother’s back. The amauti is red and decorated with marking in a ‘V’ style pattern at the neckline with colours of orange, red, blue, black and white . The sleeves of the amauti are also ordained with the same colours on the end of the sleeve. The Hood is white silver and fluffy. The woman wearing the amauti is peering over her right shoulder looking at an image of an elder woman. The elder woman appears to be lighter shading as her hand is holding the young woman’s arm and the elder woman’s hand is see-through, like she is a spirit. The Inuit woman has traditional facial tattoo markings and on her fingers. The intricate tattoo markings hold different meanings for each person, such as a symbol of how hard our ancestors fought for us to be here. The markings on the woman are 2 parallel lines making a ‘V’ on her forehead, there is a straight line under her bottom lip down her chin and 3 dots on each side of her cheekbones. Her fingers also have markings with 2 parallel lines on each of them. The woman’s hair is dark brown and pulled back behind her head. The baby behind her peers out with a smile and their little hand is touching the right cheek of the woman. The elder woman has silver hair with her hair tied in a bun in the back of her head a braid across the hairline starting at her forehead and behind her ears and tied into the bun. The elder woman also has facial tattoo markings on her face. These markings can be seen on her forehead similar to the young woman, a double line ‘v’, 3 dots on her cheekbones and parallel lines down her chin and also on her fingers. The elder woman is also wearing a traditional sewn garment coat that is beige in colour and looking at the young woman.
The words on the image in red lettering, state: If trauma can be inherited from one generation to the next, then so can love, resilience and wisdom. There is hashtag in grey lettering: ]
Illustration by noanikhok
Repost from Wild Peace for Parents and quote from Glennon Doyle 💕
What if parenting became less about telling our children who they should be and more about asking them again and again forever who they already are? Then, when they ell us, we would celebrate instead of concede. It's not: I love you no matter which of my expectations you meet or don't meet. It's: My only expectation is that you become yourself. The more deeply I know you, the more beautiful you become to me."
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Hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) are connective tissue disorders that cause joint hypermobility, instability, injury, and pain.
Four types of HSD are described, based on the type of joint hypermobility present.
🔵Generalized HSD (G-HSD): HSD in which joint hypermobility occurs throughout the body
🔵Peripheral HSD (P-HSD): HSD in which joint hypermobility is limited to the hands and feet
🔵Localized HSD (L-HSD): HSD in which joint hypermobility occurs in a single joint or group of joints in the same area
🔵Historical HSD (H-HSD): HSD in which there is history of generalized joint hypermobility, but without current evidence of generalized joint hypermobility on exam
Learn more at https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-hsd/
Join our first HSD-focused event on April 1: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/events/eds-echo-summit-series-hypermobility-spectrum-disorders/
Although craniosacral therapy is among the gentlest of modalities, anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness abounds, and a growing body of scientific research supports its efficacy. MASSAGE Magazine…
As we step into the holiday, we are reflecting on the last year, and StillPoint Wholistic Therapy's first year of business. That’s right, we turned one this week!
We have so much to celebrate! 🎉
We brought our vision of a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space to life in ways that are even better than we had imagined.
We are so grateful for the continued support of our amazing clients, old and new, and everyone else that we had the honor of connecting with along the way. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making StillPoint's first year such a memorable one.
Wishing you and your family a bright and beautiful holiday season, and sending you our wishes for another incredible year ✨
A group of young patient-researchers is showing that patient-led research can be indispensable in the effort to crack complex, long-misunderstood illnesses, like hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
A Guide for Swimming Instructors for ......
Developmental coordination difficulties are though to affect between 5-10% of school-aged children. In the UK these difficulties are often referred to as Dyspraxia although in other countries the term Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is more commonly used.
These children often struggle with physical activities and sports. They can appear awkward and clumsy, and make slow progress compared to other children. Children with dyspraxia/DCD have particular difficulty learning new movements and they aren't able to transfer learned skills easily to different situations.
If children with movement difficulties are not encouraged to participate in physical activities this will affect their fitness and general health over time. It is important to encourage people with dyspraxia/DCD to participate in and enjoy physical activities throughout their lives.
Swimming is particularly good for children with dyspraxia/DCD as it is made up of repetitive sequences of movements and it isn't as unpredictable as team and ball games. Although difficult to learn the early skills it is worth encouraging the child to persevere as he or she will often become quite proficient. Swimming style can however be rather individual!
Swimming can help with the development of balance, strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination as well as self-esteem and social skills. Children with dyspraxia/DCD will however need special encouragement and individual attention to prevent them from becoming dissatisfied and disillusioned.
Difficulties experienced by children with dyspraxia/DCD when swimming
Movements appear awkward and uncoordinated.
Children often swim better underwater or on their back rather than on their front.
They have difficulty using limbs separately from their body so the torso lifts when doing front crawl. Sometimes they may turn right over.
Children may have difficulty attending to instructions because of the noise around them and there may be a delay before they respond.
They may have difficulty organising their body to get into the swimming pool.
Some children have no fear of water while others are very afraid of their feet leaving the ground.How you can help
Encourage participation and fun rather than competition.
Teach skills in smaller, more manageable parts.
Breast stroke may be easier than front crawl because both sides of the body move at the same time.
Give clear, concise instructions and repeat these for the child if necessary.
Position the child next to a wall so that he can follow the pool edge when swimming lengths.
⏳ BREASTFEEDING FACT ⏳
Breastfed babies DO NOT eat on a schedule…and if they do start to have a “routine”, you can pretty much count on it to change MULTIPLE times!
That is the nature of breastfeeding, breast milk, your developing baby… and allowing your BABY to do what he or she needs to grow and thrive.
When you hear the term or phrase “let your baby feed on demand”, that means allow your baby to guide when they are hungry, not the clock.
Breast milk changes over time. Breast milk changes throughout the day. Your growing baby changes EVERY day and so do their needs for food.
It is your baby’s needs and hunger and desire to nurse more or less frequently that is helping your body make the perfect amount of milk for your baby. Interfering with that process may lead to insufficient milk production and a “creation” of a problem that would not have existed if you had just a followed your baby’s cues.
Babies also breastfeed for more than just hunger or food. Breastfeeding is comfort for a baby and you are that place that they feel safe and loved and soothed, especially when they are tired, cranky, not feeling well or wanting some snuggle time! ❤️
📸 Chrrissy (one of our mamas!)
It’s hard to believe that the end of 2022 is only 2.5 months away!
Now is the time to think about maximizing your use of your benefits before they roll over.
Our schedules are filling up quickly - we highly recommend that you book ahead, if possible, to ensure that your spot is secured.
Online booking link can be found on our website (link is in our profile ✨).
Questions? Drop us a DM!
CityU Edmonton's Counselling Clinic is closed for the academic year and will re-open on September 6, 2022. In the interim, please direct all requests for free counselling to our...
Brain fog isn’t like a hangover or depression. It’s a disorder of executive function that makes basic cognitive tasks absurdly hard.
Join us in wishing our neighbours at a happy 10th anniversary! 🎉
LiveWell is hosting a Patient Appreciation Carnival on September 17th, and we will be there to celebrate them.
We will have a tent set up to provide information and CranioSacral Therapy demos, and would love it if you came to say hi. Bring your family and friends to take part - there will be bouncy castles, a BBQ, a dunk tank, face painting, local vendors, draws for exciting prizes and so much more.
This event always fills up, so please RSVP using the following link (also in our profile). https://www.punchbowl.com/parties/d8c10dd22798b1d88b33
We can’t wait to see you there!
Engage Specific Tissues CranioSacral Therapy (CST), because of its ability to engage specific tissues in the body with great precision, is an ideal modality with which to address the immune system.…
Did you know that many Covid-19 patients may develop Dysautonomia after they contract the virus?
The Dysautonomia Project (TDP - a non-profit group) advocates that CranioSacral Therapy/Manual Therapy is one of the top 10 non-pharmacological treatments for this disorder.
Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System. The Autonomic Nervous System controls the "automatic" functions of the body that we do not consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye, kidney function, and temperature control. People living with various forms of dysautonomia have trouble regulating these systems, which can result in lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates, malnutrition, and in severe cases, death.
Our work is so important, and the word is spreading about how beneficial CST is!
Go to the Dysautonomia Project website for TPD’s top 10 non-pharmacological treatments http://ow.ly/y9qp50K5vgg or thedysautonomiaproject.org
--Healthcare Professionals interested in CranioSacral Therapy, visit Upledger.com. for an introductory video on CST.
We have such exciting news!
We have 2 rooms available for rent at StillPoint Wholistic, and we would love your help with spreading the word to all of your favourite practitioners!
From day one, our focus has been to create a warm, welcoming, safe and inclusive space, and are looking to share this space with other health & wellness practitioners who embody this in every aspect of their business.
2 unfurnished rooms are available immediately:
⋒ Room #1: 11 ft 2 inches by 10 ft 5 inches (approximately 116 square feet)
⋒ Room #2: 8 ft 8 inches by 10 ft 5 inches (approximately 90 square feet)
⋒ Term - 1 year sublet
⋒ Located in the Meadowlark Place Professional Centre (medical professional building)
⋒ Easily accessible building with ramps and elevator
⋒ Quiet end unit on the ground level
⋒ Large, free parking lot available for clients and practitioners
⋒ Location easily accessed by public transit
⋒ Locked treatment rooms
⋒ Basic room cleaning service is included
⋒ Locked restrooms available immediately outside of unit for staff and clients
⋒ Staff room (includes fridge and microwave), waiting room and laundry shared with other practitioners, offering Massage Therapy & CranioSacral Therapy
⋒ Laundry and linens provided
⋒ Free wifi
⋒ Utilities included
⋒ Must have your own business insurance, booking system, and point of sale system
If this sounds like the right fit for your practice, and you want to know more, we would love to chat with you! Please reach out to the email address in our profile ✨
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Have you heard? 👀
Until August 31, Cara is offering 20% off of your first CranioSacral Therapy (CST) treatment.
If you’ve been curious to give CST a try, this is the perfect opportunity!
But what is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, yet extremely powerful form of treatment. The human body has a powerful inherent healing ability which can be weakened or depleted by injury, disease, trauma and stress. CST enhances this natural healing ability, restoring health and integration of body, mind and spirit. It can support and enhance health in any circumstances - from newborn babies to the elderly; from injury, illness, severe trauma, and the many stresses and strains of life. And it can do so both physically and emotionally. It is described by many clients as a profound and often transformative process.
A CranioSacral treatment involves a very gentle touch of the practitioner’s hands, and is most often carried out with the patient lying down, fully clothed, in a quiet and peaceful environment. This light contact may be made with the Cranium (head) the Sacrum (tail-bone), the feet, the trunk, or any other part of the body as appropriate.
To book your appointment, visit the link in our profile.
Here are the first photos of our waiting room. We have created a warm, inviting, inclusive space for our clients & their families.
Don't make the common mistakes most moms make after birth! Learn what to do INSTEAD for a leaky bladder, a weak core, or a body that just feels broken.
🦓 May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month.
We have a focused interest in the topic of EDS for several reasons. 🦓
1) There is a higher prevalence of Autism in the EDS population than there is in the general population. There is a demonstrated correlation between Hypermobile EDS (hEDS) and Autism.
2) JÂcqûelyn has a hyper-mobile EDS profile (hEDS).
3) Amy participated in EDS ECHO for health care providers gathering information and learning.
4) As a part of this process, It became apparent to both of us that there is not enough information available to the autism community about what EDS is and why/when you might want to talk to your /your family member's doctor about it.
⭐️⭐️5) hEDS often presents with Dysautonomia and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Both of these presentations cause some wicked Feelzzz in the body. These Feelzzz can result in a person resisting position changes, refusing tasks, and seeking of inputs (aka- challenging behaviors in some circles). If a person isn't able to express / communicate their Feelzzz and link those to their behaviors - caregivers may unintentionally be creating medical distress.⭐️⭐️
6) hEDS and EDS are multi-system syndromes. Diagnosis can be elusive. But, management of symptoms is critical for health and quality of life.
Below is a one page flyer containing information about hEDS, the link to autism, some associated symptoms, when to talk to your doctor, and where to find more information.
To download the .pdf of the flyer or review the attached image with a document reader please click:
The Ehlers-Danlos Society
Meadowlark Place Professional Building 8708 155 Street NW, GL03
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