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Category Archives: Pregnancy & Postpartum

The Truth about Kegel Exercises: Strengthen your pelvic floor

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Physical Therapist Marianne Ryan thinks moms aren’t given enough instruction on strengthening the pelvic floor after childbirth. Today, she rights that wrong. One of the most common exercises moms are told to do after childbirth are Kegel exercises. Typically, new moms are given a piece of paper at their 6 week check-up that instructs them

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Meditation for Busy Moms: 5 Easy Steps

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Author Marianne Ryan knows how stressful being a mom can be and advises daily meditation to help de-stress. Here, she shares 5 simple steps for successful mediation. Meditation – who has time for it? In the craziness of family life, balancing the needs of a new baby and/or small children with running the household, holding

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Why Your Body Does Not “Snap Back Together” After Childbirth

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Physical Therapist and author, Marianne Ryan explains why it takes time to regain your pre-pregnancy figure and gives 5 tips to help you get back in shape quicker. After the excitement of childbirth, first-time moms are often shocked to discover that their bodies don’t automatically snap back into shape immediately after their baby is born.

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Exercise During Pregnancy – Good for Mom, and Baby Too

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Physical Therapist, Marianne Ryan explains how exercise during pregnancy is not only safe but good for both mom and baby. It can even make your baby smarter! Pregnancy is a time to take extra-special care of yourself and many woman wonder if it is safe for them to exercise, especially for the baby. A growing

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Want a Flat Tummy? Here’s How to Get Your Baby Bod in Shape

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Author Marianne Ryan explains why sit-ups and abdominal crunches won’t necessarily give you the flat post-baby tummy you want and gives 4 exercises that will.  If you want to get back in shape following pregnancy (even if your babies are all grown up), in particular if you want to get rid of your tummy, you may be tempted

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Baby Bod Women’s Radio Network Interviews Marianne Ryan

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Women’s Radio Network recently interviewed Marianne Ryan about her new book Baby Bod. Lisa Singer, the host of Open Forum, discussed the Baby Bod book with Marianne and they had an discussion on why Marianne decided to write the book and how the book can help women. During the interview Marianne talked about issues facing

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HSS Rehabilitation Network

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HSS Rehabilitation Network   We are pleased to announce that MRPT Physical Therapy is a participating member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network. What is the HSS Rehabilitation Network? The HSS Rehabilitation Network is a hospital-based network of recommended rehabilitation providers. The Network is a community focused, patient driven referral service for the continuation

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Incontinence Options to help with Bladder Control

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Incontinence Bladder Control Incontinence: Do you suffer with Incontinence? It might be that you no longer go to see a comedy at the movie theater for fear the laughter will cause an accident. Or you dream of vacationing in another country, but don’t think you could make the long flight without the embarrassment of urinary

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Late Night Health Radio Show Back Pain

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Back Pain : Why do so many people suffer? How can Physical Therapy help?   Marianne Ryan is a regular guest on Mark Alyn’s radio show Late Night Health. Mark is a well-known and award-winning radio host based in Los Angeles and his show is broadcast on many major radio stations.   On the latest

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Staples or Sutures to Close a C-Section, What is Best?

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C Section: Staples or Sutures? An interesting blog article, “Staples vs. Sutures After C-Section” was brought to my attention yesterday. It was written by Nicholas Bakalar and published in the NY Times Well section on July 9, 2014. Click HERE for the article If you are having a C-Section you might want to ask your

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