Category Archives: Back

Prevent Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) with Better Birthing Techniques.

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy A very common side effect of childbirth is Pelvic Organ Prolapse, POP, some studies show up to 25% of women will develop it at sometime in their life. What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? POP occurs when organs such as the uterus or bowels slip down

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Scoliosis: The Schroth Method

We are very excited to announce that our Therapist, Carola Monroe is now certified as a Schroth Scoliosis Therapist. There are less than 50 American therapists who are trained in this method and Carola is one of the few New York based therapists who is a certified Schroth Scoliosis Practitioner. As a result , we are seeing more

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Painless Parenting the Radio Show

Painless Parenting Radio Show Marianne Ryan PT, OCS is interviewed by Move Forward Radio on the subject of Painless Parenting. “Parenting provides challenges but it doesn’t have to be a pain. In this episode, Marianne Ryan PT, OCS discusses how to help parents avoid the minor aches and pains – and even significant injuries –

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Common Pregnancy Pains. Did you know..?

Moms you are not alone! Did you know “Fifty percent to 70% of pregnant women experience low back pain during pregnancy. In addition, 30% to 50% of pregnant women report low back pain severe enough to cause lost time from work. It’s more manageable, however, than most women (and their doctors) think”. Did you know

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Wanna’ Get That Pre-Baby Body Back? Here are 5 Tips:

This is a summary of a good article that I helped write for Move Forward PT. (see link below) “While moderate weight gain is a common concern for women during and after pregnancy, there are many other factors to consider in the 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. You may want to get back into

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Ergonomic Parenting: Best Ways to Prepare or Adapt Your Nursery

“The months following the birth of a child are some of the most rewarding for new parents—and the most challenging to a new parent’s body”. Here are some great tips from an article I helped to write for the American Physical Therapy Association on how using proper body mechanics within an ergonomically friendly nursery can

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Posture Posture Posture…..Is This You?

For years I have tried to educate my patients, friends and family on the importance of good posture. In our current world, where we seem to spend over 50% of our waking hours either using a computer, texting on our iPhones, or reading our Kindles, most of us complain about headaches, back pain, neck pain and other

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New Moms Need Physical Therapy: Bet You Didn’t Know That!

Posted by Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy Here is an excellent article written by Ginger Garner and published in Modernmom.com: “Pregnancy and childbirth…is exhausting and at the same time…it is transforming and beautiful…BUT when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating.

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