Category Archives: Pregnancy & Postpartum

What is Best to Close a C-Section? Staples or Sutures

C Section: Staples or Sutures? An interesting blog article, “Staples vs. Sutures After C-Section” was brought to my attention yesterday. It was written by Nicholas Bakalar and published in the NY Times Well section on July 9, 2014. Click HERE for the article If you are having a C-Section you might want to ask your

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Breastfeeding Made Me Pull My Hamstring

Breastfeeding Made Me Pull My Hamstring Good information on the effects of the breastfeeding hormones for postpartum moms by Caroline Shannon-Karasik. I clenched my teeth as my physical therapist lifted my right leg, slowly moving it to assess my mobility and pain level. It’s February, but the paper that lines the table is clinging to

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Pregnancy Pillows – A Review

Pregnancy Pillows I was recently invited by the Wirecutter website to participate as a product tester for this article on the best pregnancy pillows. I was surprised at how much time was spent doing the research! After more than 30 hours of research and testing, including a session evaluating eight pregnancy pillows with a prenatal

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APTA New Jersey Lecture

APTA New Jersey Lecture Marianne Ryan was recently invited by the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey to lecture on the subject of Non-invasive Physical Therapy Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Clients The course addresses the subject of take the fear out of treating pregnant women and learn how physical therapy can help in postpartum

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Sports Doctor Radio

Sports Doctor Radio Marianne Ryan makes another appearance on Sports Doctor radio, hosted by Dr Robert Weil, and discusses treatments that women can receive during and after pregnancy from a Physical Therapist. Listen Here MARIANNE RYAN PT, OCS is an award-winning author, physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years’ experience

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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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Empowered Pregnancy Summit

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I am so excited to be part of the Empowered Pregnancy Summit hosted by my friend, Krystina Sloan.  Those of you who know me, know my commitment to mothers having a conscious, pleasant and strong pregnancy and birth.  That is why I chose to participate in this summit. Please join me and other experts as we

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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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Baby Bod Book Review

Cassandra McCann did a wonderful book review of Baby Bod – Turn Flab to Fab in 12 Weeks Flat on her website, www.CassandraM’sPlace. <Thanks Cassandra!> To read the review CLICK HERE

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New Study Shows Physical Therapy Treatment for Infertility Can Help Women Get Pregnant

Bet you didn’t know that physical therapy can help infertility. A new study published in the Alternative Therapies Journal shows that using a special physical therapy technique is less expensive and not as invasive as traditional fertility treatment.  40 to 60 percent of the women in this study experienced success in getting pregnant. Infertility can

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