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Did your OB give you the OK to start running after having a baby? What you need to know before running that first mile.

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.

Are you Ready to Start Working Out Again After Having a Baby? Here are Three Signs That You are NOT

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

Don’t Ignore Your Pelvic Floor

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

Kegels Not Working For You? 3 Reasons Why

If you are a woman, chances are you and kegels have crossed paths before. Kegels have traditionally been the ONLY exercise prescribed to women trying to recover after giving birth. Unfortunately, studies have shown that pelvic floor muscle training programs (kegels) are successful for only about 55% of women. So what about the other 45%? As a … Read more Kegels Not Working For You? 3 Reasons Why

Why You Should Consult a Physical Therapist After Having a Baby

Ask any woman who has recently had a baby if her body changed during that 9 month process. The resounding answer will be “Yes!” These body changes affect the way you sit, stand, walk, and even sleep. Then comes the birth of your baby! There are hours of stretching, pushing, pulling, potential tearing, and even … Read more Why You Should Consult a Physical Therapist After Having a Baby