Tag Archives: post-partum

4 Reasons New Moms Need Physical Therapy

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When new moms and dads come home with baby the focus is all on their new bundle of joy.  What many parents don’t realize is that the post-partum period is the perfect time to check in with their own bodies to heal properly and develop new habits to strengthen your body.  After all the loads you carry will only get heavier and baby grows.   Pick up your baby and all her stuff  to strengthening your back. Learn how to brace and protect your pelvic floor to prevent incontinence and prolapse.  Prevent scar tissue adhesions, pelvic pain, and return to sex with ease.

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Reblog: Much More to Healing Post-Partum Than Baby Weight- WSJ

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Women who have just delivered a baby are worried about their child, their parenting skills, and how to take off “baby weight.”  Often the soft belly that never quite looks the same again is NOT fat,  it’s a split in the abdominal muscles.  Medically known as diastisis recti, or for lay people “Mummy Tummy” requires specific care to heal properly. If you do hundreds of sit-ups to try to tighten the abs, the bulge will get worse, and it may not go away!  I often treat women in the 50’s and 60’s who still have a diastasis recti.

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