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?
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?
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
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
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