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What Is Your Pelvic Floor? And Why You Should Stop Ignoring It

The pelvic floor is a bowl of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis that helps to control bowel, bladder and sexual function. It consists of three layers from superficial to deep that have differing functions.

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Sitting All Day May Be Causing Your Jaw Pain

Have you noticed tension in your jaw, face or neck? Headaches? Clicking or popping while chewing? Pain when yawning?
These symptoms may be associated a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, or TMJ — and may be linked with prolonged sitting or postural changes.

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Sit for Five Minutes & Improve Your Posture

If you find yourself sitting for most of the day, you may feel tension throughout certain areas of the midback and neck. Without appropriate interventions, tissues in these areas can become stiff, weak, tight or too loose. And, imbalanced muscles often contribute to poor posture and can potentially lead to an injury.

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At Home Workout: STOMPS

Strengthening and Optimal Movements for Painful Shoulders, STOMPS for short, is a home-based exercise program that has been shown to be effective in reducing long-standing shoulder pain in people with spinal cord injury.

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In Heartfelt Reflection: A Message from our CEO

A message from Joanne C. Smith, MD, President & CEO, to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab employees on June 5, 2020

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