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New Parents: Preventing Aches and Pains by Lifting Baby Safely

Author and Physical Therapist, Marianne Ryan shows you how to avoid back and neck pain that can be caused by the repetitive lifting of a new baby. If you were to stop and count the number of times you lift your baby every day you’d probably be surprised at how high the number is. Although

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Baby Wearing – The Best Way to Fit Front Baby Carriers

  Marianne Ryan explains the benefits of baby wearing. She offers clear instructions on the right way to fit a front baby carrier to avoid back and shoulder strain.   Why Baby Wearing is Beneficial for Both Mom and Baby Baby wearing can be beneficial for both mom and baby because it helps build a

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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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When is it Safe to Return to High Impact Exercises After Childbirth?

Many new mothers feel they have to do high impact workouts in order to build up a sweat, get fit, burn fat and lose baby weight. However, high impact exercise is a common cause of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), or wetting yourself when you exercise/cough/sneeze, particularly in postnatal women. Fiona Rodgers who is an Australian physiotherapist  wrote a

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Prevent Incontinence: Don’t Do Sit-Ups!

Prevent Incontinence: Don’t Do Sit-Ups! Published by the National Association for Continence. From the October 2013 issue of Quality Care® For most of us, abdominal crunches are on life’s list of things we know we really should do, but are not really that much fun – like flossing our teeth or sprinkling flax seeds on everything

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Fit Moms have Healthier Babies

Fit Moms have healthier babies. More positive reasons for Moms to continue to exercise during pregnancy. Remember to consult with your Physical Therapist to develop a appropriate prenatal exercise program for you. Very interesting article from the Daily Mail in the UK Women who stay fit during pregnancy could help their babies develop healthy hearts,

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Healthy Wealthy and Smart November 4th to November 8th

Healthy Wealthy and Smart- a Virtual conference for Physical therapists I am happy to invite you to an online event that will bring together 20 experts in physical therapy, business, nutrition and mindfulness that will help to bring your physical therapy career to the next level.   Please join me here My colleague Karen Litzy,

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How to deal with the six pack spread from pregnancy

Excellent article from today’s Wall Street Journal by Sarah Nassauer on how to deal with the six pack spread from pregnancy. Click here to read The issue of baby weight hangs heavy on the minds of many postpartum women, with images of famous moms like the impossibly fit model Gisele Bündchen, who had her second

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Wall Street Journal TV LunchBreak: Postpartum Baby Bod Recovery

“Bigger Postpartum Challenges Than Just Baby Weight” Most women are obsessed with getting their postpartum “baby bod” back into shape as quickly as many celebrities do these days. What most women do not realize is that pregnancy and the rigors of childbirth can put significant strain on muscles and bones. These changes may have life

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