Category Archives: Fitness & Nutrition

Postpartum Recovery: How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor After Childbirth

Postpartum Recovery: How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor After Childbirth Marianne Ryan PT was recently interviewed for an article by Katrina Mitzeliotis in Glam.com on the subject of “Postpartum Recovery- How to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor after Childbirth” While women are accustomed to weekly check-ups towards the end of their pregnancy, once they actually deliver their

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To Glam or not To Glam soon after giving birth

To Glam or not To Glam soon after giving birth Marianne Ryan PT was featured in an article written by Leanne Italie and published in AP News discussing whether women should Glam or not to Glam soon after giving birth. The article was also published in numerous worldwide publications including: UK’s Daily Mail  Borneo’s Bulletin

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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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