Category Archives: General Medical

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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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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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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Posture Posture Posture…..Is This You?

For years I have tried to educate my patients, friends and family on the importance of good posture. In our current world, where we seem to spend over 50% of our waking hours either using a computer, texting on our iPhones, or reading our Kindles, most of us complain about headaches, back pain, neck pain and other

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Constipation During Pregnancy and Postpartum

“Constipation is so common that it’s rare for new moms not to experience it” Wondering when you’ll start to experience constipation? Which foods pack the most fiber and how much do you need? For the full article click here Medical Disclaimer

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Pain in the Jaw? It could be signs of a heart attack.

By Marianne Ryan PT, OCS Since I am a TMJ specialist, I see many patients who complain of jaw pain. One of the most important things we can do as physical therapists is to ask some specific questions during the initial visit to rule out other potential problems. If someone complains of jaw pain I

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