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On The Radio Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physical Therapy By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy Earlier this week both Lila Abbate and I were guests on Karen Litzy’s weekly radio show “Healthy, Wealthy and Smart” on the Talking Alternatives network. We spent about 1 hour discussing our “niche specializations” within Women’s Health Physical Therapy. You can listen to the

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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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Older Mom’s Should be Induced Early. True or False?

Posted by: Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director of MRPT Physical Therapy “Pregnant women aged over 40 should be given the option of being induced early to reduce the risks of stillbirths, says a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists paper.” To read more click here. Medical Disclaimer

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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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Want a Flat Tummy? Don’t Do Sit-Ups or Crunches (Part 2)

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy                                  It’s New Year’s resolution time, and you want a flat tummy. Do you want to learn safer exercises to flatten your tummy? In a previous post, we’ve talked about why

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Want a Flat Tummy? Don’t Do Sit-Ups or Crunches (Part 1)

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy Is it your New Year’s resolution to have a nice flat tummy? Think twice before you crunch! I bet you didn’t know that sit ups and crunches can damage your pelvic floor muscles which prevents you from getting that flat tummy look. This blog is

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Constipation During Pregnancy and Postpartum

“Constipation is so common that it’s rare for new moms not to experience it” Wondering when you’ll start to experience constipation? Which foods pack the most fiber and how much do you need? For the full article click here Medical Disclaimer

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Pain in the Jaw? It could be signs of a heart attack.

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Since I am a TMJ specialist, I see many patients who complain of jaw pain. One of the most important things we can do as physical therapists is to ask some specific questions during the initial visit to rule out other potential problems. If someone complains of jaw pain I

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How big is your baby?

I was using some manual physical therapy on a lovely patient earlier today who was very excited about her recent visit with her obstetrician. She was told that her baby was now about the size of a lemon. So, Moma how big is your baby at the moment? The size of a Poppy Seed? a Prune? or

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