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How to Deal With Blocked Milk Ducts

Physical Therapist Marianne Ryan explains what causes blocked milk ducts and mastitis, and offers advice on how nursing mothers can prevent and treat it. A normal part of nursing is experiencing fullness in the breasts, which occurs as the breasts fill up with milk. This can be uncomfortable, but serves as a sign that it

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C-Section Recovery 13 Great Tips

Writer Julie Revelant, a health journalist, interviewed Marianne Ryan PT in an article for FOXNEWS.com that gives 13 tips to use when recovering from a C-Section Delivery. Here is the outline of the tips: Take your prescribed painkillers.  Take probiotics.
 Learn how to care for the incision.
 Ask your provider about massage techniques which can help

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Postpartum Body

Marianne Ryan was recently interviewed by NY Metro Parents for an article on the subject of “5 things you need to know about your postpartum body” Expert tips on what moms should know about their postpartum bodies So much comes with the territory of getting pregnant. Body changes such as aches and pains, acid reflux, hair

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Sit Ups Really Suck

Why Sit Ups Really Suck Marianne Ryan is a frequent guest on Late Night Health Radio with Mark Alyn – an award winning host and producer. They recently did a 2 part episode entitled “Why Sit Ups Really Suck” which addressed  why sit-ups can actually give you a ‘pooch’ in your lower belly, rather than flattening

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

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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Breastfeeding Made Me Pull My Hamstring

Breastfeeding Made Me Pull My Hamstring Good information on the effects of the breastfeeding hormones for postpartum moms by Caroline Shannon-Karasik. I clenched my teeth as my physical therapist lifted my right leg, slowly moving it to assess my mobility and pain level. It’s February, but the paper that lines the table is clinging to

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Pregnancy Pillows – A Review

Pregnancy Pillows I was recently invited by the Wirecutter website to participate as a product tester for this article on the best pregnancy pillows. I was surprised at how much time was spent doing the research! After more than 30 hours of research and testing, including a session evaluating eight pregnancy pillows with a prenatal

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APTA New Jersey Lecture

APTA New Jersey Lecture Marianne Ryan was recently invited by the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey to lecture on the subject of Non-invasive Physical Therapy Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Clients The course addresses the subject of take the fear out of treating pregnant women and learn how physical therapy can help in postpartum

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Sports Doctor Radio

Sports Doctor Radio Marianne Ryan makes another appearance on Sports Doctor radio, hosted by Dr Robert Weil, and discusses treatments that women can receive during and after pregnancy from a Physical Therapist. Listen Here MARIANNE RYAN PT, OCS is an award-winning author, physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years’ experience

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10 PREGNANCY WORKOUT MUST HAVES

Most pregnant women are not sure if they should exercise during pregnancy. Parenting.com interviewed Marianne Ryan PT for an article that encourages pregnant women to workout because it benefits Momma and Baby too! The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends pregnant woman to workout at a moderate intensity for 150 minutes a week to improve over

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