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New Moms – Four Tips for Preventing Constipation

Physical Therapist and author, Marianne Ryan explains why squatting is the best position for emptying your bowels and offers other solutions for constipation. As a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health, and a mother of two, I can tell you one thing most pregnant and postpartum women have in common – constipation! Not only

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Stretch Marks? Here are my Best Tips for Dealing with them

Physical Therapist Marianne Ryan offers advice for dealing with stretch marks to help get your body back in shape as quickly as possible following childbirth. Most new moms are often very concerned about getting their bodies back into shape as soon after giving birth as possible. If you eat the right foods and do the

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What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse and How to Avoid It

Physical Therapist and author, Marianne Ryan explains how doing too much, too soon after childbirth can cause pelvic organ prolapse and offers advice for avoiding it. One of the complications that can develop as a result of childbirth is pelvic organ prolapse, POP for short.This is a condition where organs such as the uterus or

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The Truth about Kegel Exercises: Strengthen your pelvic floor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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