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Susan McLaughlin, PT: Be Your Own Medicine

Susan McLaughlin, Physical Therapist Susan McLaughlin is a physical therapist, a pelvic health specialist, and the owner of ALIGN. People usually come to ALIGN for pain relief, but what they really walk away with is a greater understanding of their body. Susan is passionate about facilitating clients to tune into their habitual daily activities that affect postural alignment, tissue function and movement. With awareness, clients can create new patterns to build healthier tissues for structural support and fluid movement. Ultimately, the goal of ALIGN is to help people learn self care strategies to get out of pain, improve function, and become more vital. Because when we have the tools to heal ourselves, that is when we thrive!

KNOW YOUR CORE: Healing Your Abdominal Wall and Pelvic Floor

In this presentation you will understand:

  • How core stability requires the contribution between alignment, the pressure system, the muscle system, the nervous system and breath mechanics.
  • How the head & neck, ribcage and pelvis are connected.
  • How stress, muscle tension and increased pressures affect the function of the core.
  • How the diaphragm, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles work together as a team.