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How Do I Know If I Should See A Physical Therapist?

This article was written by Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT and published in northernvirginiamag.com.  Most people have heard the term “physical therapist,” yet when asked, they can’t answer the question, “What is physical therapy?” After 20 years in this field, I can honestly say that I still love what I do, and I’m excited to

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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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Victoria Beckham Causes Shoulder Pain? "Poshitis"?

Do you have shoulder pain? Maybe you can blame it on Victoria Beckham, the fashion designer,  and known as Posh Spice. Victoria Beckham is a known fashion trendsetter and her signature look of carrying a huge designer bag may not be such a good idea. Large bags can pull down on your shoulder and neck

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Scoliosis: The Schroth Method

We are very excited to announce that our Therapist, Carola Monroe is now certified as a Schroth Scoliosis Therapist. There are less than 50 American therapists who are trained in this method and Carola is one of the few New York based therapists who is a certified Schroth Scoliosis Practitioner. As a result , we are seeing more

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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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Ergonomic Parenting: Best Ways to Prepare or Adapt Your Nursery

“The months following the birth of a child are some of the most rewarding for new parents—and the most challenging to a new parent’s body”. Here are some great tips from an article I helped to write for the American Physical Therapy Association on how using proper body mechanics within an ergonomically friendly nursery can

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