Category Archives: Fitness & Nutrition

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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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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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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Moms Want to Run Again? Read This.

This is a great video by one of my colleagues, Julie Wiebe PT … she teaches ladies how to get that “running grove” back on: Are you trying to get back into running? Do you have a little problem “down there”, like incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse? Are you a mom and anxious to get

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Moms: Jogging with a Stroller? Here is How to Prevent Aches and Pains?

“It has happened to every postpartum woman. You finally feel like your body is ready to get back in shape… and you decide to go on your first jog with your new baby and that awesome new jogging stroller.” I bet you didn’t know that there are ways to prevent injuries by adjusting the way

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

By Mariannne Ryan PT, OCS Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy “Whether having children is in your 10-year plan or you’ve decided now is the time to start trying, it’s never too early to begin preparing your body for pregnancy. Ensure your body is ready to carry a baby by addressing before pregnancy any pain or

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Myth Buster on How to Prevent Heart Disease

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS An article in the online newspaper, Sott.net, has an interesting article about why eating a low fat diet will NOT decrease your risk of developing heart disease. In fact, low fat diets are the cause of cardiovascular disease! Bet you didn’t know that. Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon with

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Free Classes – Flatten Your Post-Baby Tummy

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS, Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy. We are offering free classes to showcase our new post-baby exercise program for new moms. The class will be taught 1 time per week for 8 weeks in our Physical Therapy Practice, we are conveniently located 1 block from Grand Central. Participants must be willing to

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