Category Archives: Pelvis

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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Painless Parenting the Radio Show

Move Forward Radio

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..?

Pregnancy Back pain

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:

Woman Lifting Dumbbell

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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One Third of Childbirth Repair Surgery Fails?….Why?

Woman Heart Shape Belly

Did you know that “a common surgery often performed to repair damage caused by childbirth fails one-third of patients within seven years, a new study shows”? Yup, it is the surgery women have done to cure incontinence and other problems caused by pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which often occurs as a result of childbirth. An

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

Little Girl Kissing New Sibling to Be

By Mariannne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy “Whether having children is in your 10-year plan or you’ve decided now is the time to start trying, it’s never too early to begin preparing your body for pregnancy. Ensure your body is ready to carry a baby by addressing before pregnancy any pain or

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Posture Posture Posture…..Is This You?

Vodafone Posture

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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Why Lady Gaga Is Not So “HIP”.

Lady Gaga

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy So the hot news is that Lady Gaga canceled all of her tour dates due to a hip injury called a labral tear. She will need to have surgery before she can return to her non-stop dancing performances. Rehab is not going to be a piece

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Want a Flat Tummy? Don’t Do Sit-Ups or Crunches (Part 3)

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy Is your New Year’s Resolution “I want a Flat Tummy?” This is the final article of the 3 part series. Many people have problems with pelvic stability and you must have a stable pelvis if you want that flat tummy look. If you have ever had

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