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So, where can you start in your post-partum recovery? Breathing!

You just went through labor, what an amazing gift! Common frequently asked question, when can I return to exercise and where should I start? First, let’s remember your organs were very compressed and shifted around. The abdominal muscles were stretched and the pelvic floor had high amounts of pressure on it and the diaphragm was […]

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Let’s Talk Squat!

The squat is a movement that we begin doing early on in life. Once we can stand on our own, we use the squat to pick things up off the ground and we do it with perfect form! As we get older, we tend to rely more on our backs to lift things, bending only […]

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So…What is Lymphedema?

So….What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when your lymph vessels are unable to adequately drain lymph fluid resulting in swelling of in the arms, legs or trunk of the body. This edema can be primary where it occurs on it’s own or more commonly, secondary due to an interruption of the lymphatic […]

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The “Missing Link” to your back pain

Your Pelvic Floor may be the “missing link” to your low back pain!! Being orthopedic physical therapists for many years, we have successfully treated many low back pain and hip pain patients, but….. there are always those patients who have some residual pain that doesn’t seem to respond to “traditional” methods of physical therapy. We […]

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Mummy Tummy

FOR ALL THE MOMS OUT THERE!  Let’s talk about DRA…aka Mummy Tummy What is it? Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) is a gap or bulge in the abdominal wall.  It occurs when the linea alba widens and thins during pregnancy.  Research states that 60% of women have a DRA 6 weeks after birth and 30% have […]

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It’s a Squatty Potty (And it’s for real:)

Hemorrhoids?           Difficulty Pooping?                    Constipation? Bowel movements difficult after pregnancy?   Our body is meant to squat to poop! Our toilets are not designed for this.   Using a squatty potty places your body in an optimum posture. Straining can cause pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor weakness, diastasis recti, and hernias.   You have a […]

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What’s Common but not Normal?

Leaking When You Cough or Sneeze? Common but NOT normal. Although many people shrug this off as a sign of getting older or having babies, this something that can be addressed with the right physical therapy and medical management. Leaking when you cough or sneeze is typically a sign of pelvic floor dysfunction. It can […]

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