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Hip pain during and after pregnancy

This one is for all my crossfit moms.

So you have had your baby and you go back to lifting… but you notice that you are having a pinching pain in your hip… maybe you noticed this prior to lifting, with walking, stairs, air squats etc.

Since the pain or discomfort is at the “front” of your hip, you feel like your first line of defense should be to stretch your hip flexors… RIGHT!

Well you might be dealing with a hip impingement. Basically what that is, is a...

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Cesarean births… the impact of that scar!

physical therapy Jul 01, 2018

According to HealthGrades, “almost 1.3 million pregnant women have their babies by C-section in the United States each year.” Another article cited as many as 1 in 3 births are cesarean births.

There are many reasons why a woman would need to have one including: a poorly progressing labor, medical issues that affect mom or baby, emergency intervention to save the life of mom and baby and so on…

That being said it is treated as just ‘another surgery’. If you...

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Fecal Incontinence… the stuff no one talks about

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, fecal incontinence is the recurrent and involuntary loss of stool or flatus (gas). Often times one of the main causes post partum is obstetric trauma or pudendal nerve injury.

Different studies have shown at least 1 in 4 women having fecal incontinence within 6 months of child-birth. 25% is a pretty high number and that is only what has been reported, so then why does no one hear about this and most...

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Using opioids during pregnancy

According to the research, the prevalence of low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy ranges from 68 to 72% and is an indication (for most physicians) for the prescription of opioids. Also reported was muscle pain, joint pain, and migraine. Research shows that Americans consume more than 99% of the world’s hydrocodone AND the use of opioids during pregnancy has increased in the last decade!

So what are opioids? Well, they are a type of prescription medication used in...

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Why I Choose To See A PT For Pelvic Health (And Maybe You Should Too)

physical therapy May 21, 2018

Who speaks about personal stuff in public? And by personal, I mean: peeing, pooping, sex, pain in your… you know… privates! Once thought to be taboo, pelvic health and women’s health issues have gained increased attention over the last several years. Although sometimes not as much as most of us pelvic health therapists would hope for, but at least it’s something.

Just think about it. If you broke your arm, you would see an orthopedist or an orthopedic surgeon and...

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The Deep Core

physical therapy Mar 14, 2018

Every one speaks about the core, but typically are only referring to the abdominal muscles when they do so. But it is so much deeper than that… so much deeper!

Your core is made up of the transversus abdominus, which is the deepest abdominal muscle, the multifidus posteriorly (in the back), your diaphragm at the top and your pelvic floor muscles.

For a long time abdominals were trained in isolation but we know that there needs to be a greater move to integrate these muscles and...

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The 3rd Trimester…Home stretch!

physical therapy Mar 07, 2018

The 3rd trimester. Hopefully you are feeling fine. You may be a little tired, or you could be full of energy and vibrant. Normal gestation is considered 38-42 weeks and you are more than likely counting down the days until you see this amazing baby or babies.

During this time:
1. Your OB appointments increase
2. You may begin to experience a little more discomfort as the baby continues to grow
3. It may start to get more uncomfortable at night, either finding a comfortable position to sleep or...

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Diastasis Rectus Abdominus in the pregnant and post partum woman

Commonly referred to as DRA, this is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscle or “6-pack muscle” of the abdomen. Although it can occur in men and children (for varying reasons) it is commonly seen in women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and the post-partum period. Some reports state that at least 75% of women in the 3rd trimester have a diastasis, which is not surprising considering that the connective tissue has to stretch to accommodate for the growing fetus....

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Round Ligament Pain

physical therapy Feb 15, 2018

The round ligament is a ligament that attaches the uterus to the pelvis.

As pregnancy progresses and the fetus grows, so does the uterus, causing stretching of this ligament and discomfort usually at either side of the abdomen and underneath. This typically occurs from the 2nd trimester.

Pain typically lasts only for a short time but can persist even longer in some cases. It can be felt when rolling or changing positions, such as when attempting to get out of bed, with coughing, sneezing or...

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The 1st Trimester… What do I do??????

physical therapy Feb 02, 2018

Yeahhhhhh! You just found out that you are pregnant. Maybe you were planning. Maybe you weren’t. Maybe you have been trying for a while. Irregardless… Congratulations!

Your body is about to experience the miracle that is pregnancy and I will say- it is pretty awesome! Some may beg to differ and to be honest, now that I am not pregnant, looking back I still think it is, although while I was pregnant (especially with my first) I am not sure I felt that way).
Your body is about to...

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