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Address the Pelvic Bones First

Address the Pelvic Bones First Before Intravaginal Work It is imperative for successful intravaginal work to first address the bony pelvis and joints externally to ensure good mobility and alignment.  As physical therapists, we were never taught how to work with both the pelvic bones/joints in conjunction with the pelvic floor muscles to effect change. Our training taught us to work on the pelvic floor muscles in isolation, encouraging muscle release. And it has been common practice to force [...]

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Allow the Body to Guide Your Bodywork

Allow the Body to Guide Your Bodywork When I approach the body, my first step is to look for the restriction, whether it is a restriction in the tissues or a block in energy flow.  The restricted area of the body drives weakness, tightness, or postural changes.  When the restriction is released the body is able to return to its natural state. This is why the restrictions are my guide to treating the body and healing the client.    This [...]

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How To Treat the Body With Respect: Listening to the Tissues

How To Treat the Body With Respect: Listening to the Tissues My students know that my number one treatment rule is to respect the tissues! I usually have each class shout "respect the tissues" out loud together to hammer home the importance!   But how do I respect the tissues?  I respect the tissues by listening to them. By allowing the tissues to speak to me through my hands, they tell me what they need and what they want to do. [...]

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Labor Positions on the Pelvic Floor for Practitioners

Labor Positions on the Pelvic Floor for Practitioners When pregnant clients are wanting advice on laboring positions during childbirth I always like to share with them that the best thing they can do is listen to their body to figure out what position feels best for them - that takes top priority in any birth.  I like to educate my clients on what I feel might be best for them based on what I find going on in [...]

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The Schulte Intravaginal Protocol for Better Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength

The Schulte Intravaginal Protocol for Better Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength   The Discovery…   I had been doing intravaginal work as I was taught for over 10 years when I discovered something quite remarkable.   I was working on a postpartum client and had evaluated her pelvic floor muscles for strength and tone when a thought popped into my head- turn your finger toward the bladder.  I got curious and evaluated it and realized it wasn’t sitting evenly [...]

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Birth Healing Summit Press Release

Birth Healing Summit for Practitioners planned for April 12 – 22, 2021   Online summit for birth healing practitioners to help moms heal more completely after birth.   April 5, 2021 – The Institute for Birth Healing is hosting its seventh Birth Healing Summit, an online conference with 24 of the most world renowned experts in the postpartum and birth healing field. Lynn Schulte, the founder of the Institute for Birth Healing, is presenting this powerful 10-day (April 12-22) [...]

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