Resources & Recommendations
Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians
Non-diet + Body positive
JJ Briggs, RDN
Dana Monsees, CNS, LDN, MS,
Claire Chewning, RD
Lisa Valente, M.S., RD
Lucy Call, RD
Local Physical Therapists & Chiropractors
Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500 (Washington, D.C.)
Kyle Paxton, PT, DPT (DC/VA)
Zachary Cohen, PT, DPT, CSCS (MD)
Specializes in FRC, FR, and/or FRA:
Specializes in pelvic floor health:
Continuing education for movement professionals
Functional Range Systems
Integrated Kinetic Neurology
Postural Restoration Institute
Stop Chasing Pain - Dr. Perry Nickelston aka "The Lymph Doc"
Courses on the lymphatic system for movement professionals
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Pre-natal & Postpartum Support
Postpartum Support International. Provides specific information on support groups and providers by region.
Postpartum Support Maryland:
Postpartum Support DC:
The Motherisk Program provides up-to-date information about the risk and safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Research and education in the program is also an important ongoing activity. Motherisk counselors are ready to answer calls and provide information to women, their partners and health-care providers.
Building better futures through the delivery of health care, education, and social services. Mary's Center embraces culturally diverse communities to provide them with the highest quality of care, regardless of ability to pay.
Some of their services include: Prenatal/Gyn, pediatrics, home visits, behavioral health services, and domestic violence support.
Because some of you asked.. To deepen your movement and/or spiritual practice, hear from experts, & get inspired, here are some of my favorites:
Mindful Strength - Kathryn Bruni-Young
Tara Brach (Leading western teacher of mindfulness meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening)
Awake in the World - Michael Stone (teachings on meditation, personal & communty issues, and social change)
...that I've worked with and love:
The Mentor Sessions - Support + strategy for yoga teachers with Francesca Cervero
Stop Chasing Pain - Dr. Perry Nickelston
Maestro on the Mic - Dr. C. Shante Cofield
Several of the mamas who've taken my class swears by this place! Also offered: Postnatal massage, induction massage, fertility massage, couples prenatal massage & labor massage instruction.
Birth doula services, childbirth classes, private consultations
Information on risks of drug use, effects of drugs on fetus, co-occuring disorders, treatment and rehabilitation help, and more.
Quick link to get help with drug or alcohol addiction, eating, and co-occuring disorders
Cancer Patients & Providers
The Mindfulness Center (Bethesda,MD)
Blogs/articles that address common misconceptions and updated science
One Issue with Labeling Movements Faulty: a mini-blog - by Greg Lehman
Your Cranky Nerves: A Primer for Patients to Understand Pain - by Greg Lehman
Does "Good" Alignment Help Us? - by Kathryn Bruni-Young
Does Excessive Sitting Shorten the Hip Flexors? - by Todd Hargrove
How Does Foam Rolling Work? - by Todd Hargrove
Why Do Muscles Feel Tight? - by Todd Hargrove