Are you super excited to start exercising again? Or are you completely overwhelmed right now at the mere thought of putting on a sports bra? I completely get it! After having each of my three children, I had totally different levels of excitement but also some/lots of hesitation over returning to my regular fitness routine. … Read more Did your OB give you the OK to start running after having a baby? What you need to know before running that first mile.
As a mother of three and a pregnancy/postpartum specialist physical therapist, I now have the unique perspective of having been on both sides of postpartum care. As a patient, I was SHOCKED at how little follow-up and monitoring there was for me after I had my first daughter. As a physical therapist, I was used … Read more What Postpartum Care SHOULD look like
If you are here, chances are you have experience the frustration and embarrassment that is leaking urine while you are running. It could have been a little or it could have completely soaked your pants. Anyway you look at it, leaking while running is downright miserable. The leaking is better known as stress urinary incontinence. … Read more Can you run a leak free 5K?
Many new mothers can be intimidated or nervous about breastfeeding their newborns. The great news is that a healthy baby is ready to breastfeed within minutes of being born. This first hour with your baby is called the “Golden Hour” and here are 3 simple ways to maximize those first 60 minutes to get off … Read more Breastfeeding: How to Maximize that First “Golden Hour” with Your New Baby
You know how there are times when you just know something isn’t right or isn’t the way it used to be with your body? If you are having this feeling about your pelvic floor after having a baby or as you get older, you may be experiencing prolapse. Check out the information below as your … Read more Do you have a Prolapse? 3 ways to know
Struggling with incontinence can often feel like an isolating and lonely problem. Women don't talk about it or admit to it, rather it is swept under the rug or joked about in passing. 43% of women 50-64 struggle with leaking and 51% of women ages 65-80.
Do you have the urge to go to the bathroom every time you pick up your keys to leave the house? If that is you, stop going to the bathroom "just in case." Responding to a trigger, such as picking up your keys, by going straight to the bathroom reinforces that habit in your brain.
Have you stopped drinking liquid to avoid filling your bladder and avoid having leaks? This behavior backfires because drinking too little water causes the urine that is in your bladder to become extremely concentrated and irritating to your bladder. This signals urges as well as puts you at higher risk for bladder irritation and pain.
Your pelvic floor muscles should be completely relaxed when you urinate to completely empty your bladder. Leaving urine in your bladder can lead to irritation, infection, and a whole host of problems.
Hi Ladies! Are you a busy mom who is struggling with a condition like diastasis recti (abdominal separation)? Any mother who has been asked, “When is your baby due?” AFTER she has already had her baby completely understands this and how frustrating it can be. IS MY DIASTASIS RECTI TREATABLE? The answer is yes, if … Read more Is my Diastasis Recti treatable?
Ideal vs. Reality I am a mother of three and the owner of a physical therapy practice focused on women from pregnancy through to their return to fitness. With my first daughter, I was sick from 5 to 15 weeks while working full time as a PT, my husband was deployed, and I was throwing … Read more Exercising while pregnant seem overwhelming? 3 tips on where to start
We all know that having a baby is a happy and joyful time, but there are some very common physical problems that can occur that I wish someone had warned me about during my pregnancy. I am a physical therapist and mother of three, and my goal, like most of you, was to get back … Read more Are you Ready to Start Working Out Again After Having a Baby? Here are Three Signs That You are NOT
What difference does a good foundation make? About a year our house was completed, we noticed large diagonal cracks were forming above the doors. We patched the cracks and then three months later noticed they reappeared and were slowly getting bigger and bigger. Nail pops in the ceiling came next, followed by doors that would … Read more Don’t Ignore Your Pelvic Floor