Category Archives: Pelvis

Prevent Incontinence: Don’t Do Sit-Ups!

Prevent Incontinence: Don’t Do Sit-Ups! Published by the National Association for Continence. From the October 2013 issue of Quality Care® For most of us, abdominal crunches are on life’s list of things we know we really should do, but are not really that much fun – like flossing our teeth or sprinkling flax seeds on everything

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Healthy Wealthy and Smart November 4th to November 8th

Healthy Wealthy and Smart- a Virtual conference for Physical therapists I am happy to invite you to an online event that will bring together 20 experts in physical therapy, business, nutrition and mindfulness that will help to bring your physical therapy career to the next level.   Please join me here My colleague Karen Litzy,

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How to deal with the six pack spread from pregnancy

Excellent article from today’s Wall Street Journal by Sarah Nassauer on how to deal with the six pack spread from pregnancy. Click here to read The issue of baby weight hangs heavy on the minds of many postpartum women, with images of famous moms like the impossibly fit model Gisele Bündchen, who had her second

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Kate’s Post Baby Bod Tummy is NORMAL!

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy This article quotes several parts of an article by Ceridwen Morris and posted on Yahoo.com What a picture of a fairytale story come true! We all rejoiced in the birth of the first prince of this century with pictures of “a beautiful, healthy baby, a

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Should you have a baby over 40? Essentially Fit Radio Show

Marianne was recently interviewed by Wess Murray for his Essentially Fit radio show on the subject of “Should you have a baby over 40?” During the 50 minute show they discussed a number of issues including:   Why you must take care of your joints during pregnancy. Having a 2nd child later in life: what

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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

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

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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