Should I wear a back brace during pregnancy or afterwards?Generally I am an advocate for wearing a back brace during pregnancy and for the first few weeks afterwards (if you are having pain), but certainly believes the topic warrants a further discussion as there are a few considerations to consider. First is the research. Generally… Continue reading Wearing a back brace during pregnancy and postpartum: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective
Kegel: /ˈkāɡəl/ Noun “denoting exercises performed by a woman to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, involving repetitions of both sustained and rapid voluntary contractions of the muscles and used especially to treat urinary incontinence and improve sexual function” There is usually a lot more to solving incontinence than purely contracting one specific group of muscles.… Continue reading I did my Kegels, I’m still leaking…Do they even work?
It depends. Running can be a challenging activity to return to after having a baby because it is a high impact activity that places additional stress on the pelvic floor and abdomen. The pelvic floor and abdomen are affected greatly during pregnancy and delivery, and require a period of healing afterwards. Some factors that determine when you… Continue reading How soon after pregnancy can I return to running?
Diet I am the biggest proponent of getting women OFF sugar when they report painful periods. I am actually going to write an entire blog post specifically on this, because I cannot stress enough, how much of a role sugar plays on your reproduction system To make a long future blog post very very short,… Continue reading 5 Things You Never Knew that Could be Affecting Your Period
Current statistics show 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their life. In most cases, back pain will resolve on its own, given time. Occasionally back pain doesn’t resolve, and you may need to receive further treatment This blog post is intended to serve as a guide to determine when… Continue reading When to Worry About Low Back Pain
So your bundle of joy is finally here, and your life has completely changed. You’re in love, exhausted, and life has changed in more ways than you could have imagined, so the last thing on your mind is intimacy with your partner. Often times, we are in the throws of life, and just trying to… Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Moms Should Get Back to “Horizontal Refreshment” (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It)
One of the most common findings I’ve had with new mom’s, when discussing the health of their body is the new “Mom Tummy” they’ve acquired, and wondering if it will ever go away. Sometimes it’s extra fat that got stored during pregnancy, and sometimes there’s a little bit more going on. Sometimes the new shape… Continue reading The Mommy Tummy
I am writing this post because I heard an interesting interview a while back with a pelvic floor physical therapist describing how one of the worst things a postpartum mom can do while she’s recovering from birth is load the body with sugar. The interview goes on to illustrate how sugar causes an inflammatory effect… Continue reading How Sugar Might be Making your Pain Worse
At Health and Healing Physical Therapy, we are an Out Of network (OON) provider. This means that you pay cash, up front for services, and are responsible for submitting your claims to your insurance for reimbursement. Before you exit this page there are a few things to consider.Even if you have insurance, you are still… Continue reading Cash Pay vs Insurance
Hello there! I wanted a space to share my story about the birth of my twins, and shed a little bit more about why I am so passionate about providing physical therapy services for women. So in June 2017 I got the shock of a lifetime. Surprise!!! Its twins!!! Overall the pregnancy wasn't too bad.… Continue reading Why I Choose To Do This