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Why am I so tired all the time?

Many moms after having a baby complain that they are tired. Not just tired, but exhausted! Many attribute this to fatigue from the birth process and frequent waking at night or getting very little rest because of having a new baby who themselves have an unregulated sleep cycle. All of this can be true, however sometimes the issue is beyond just having a few more hours of sleep. What if you had someone to take your child for the day, to give you at least 8 hours to get some rest? Some people...

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Getting back to biking after baby!

physical therapy Mar 21, 2019

In part 1 of this AMAZING series, my friend and colleague Dr. Liz Koch talks about a special Post-partum population- specifically mountain bikers! Dr. Koch writes:

You have now taken time off the bike when you were pregnant and now you are feeling the itch and urge to get back out there! Oh man you are ready to feel the wind in your face, the woods around you, and the rock beneath your wheels.

How do you get there?

There are three exercises that are great to test your ability and...

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The 2nd trimester…What’s in store?

physical therapy Feb 20, 2019

Congratulations! You have passed the infamous 13-week mark. You are excited because maybe your morning sickness has ended (or maybe not). In a few weeks you get to find out the sex of your baby- how awesome!

The 2nd trimester is interesting because your body continues to undergo many changes but here is where some of those changes become visible. As such, there are a few things that we need to be mindful of.

  1. Your posture. Due to the growing weight of the fetus, your center of gravity...
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When Valentine’s might not mean SEXY time!

It’s the season of love- SEXY time!
Many will be getting their “swerve” on this Valetine’s day week (yeah to pregnant and post-partum clients) but for many Post-partum moms it’s not that easy. For many, they dread it!

🔸First off for most women, sex is NOT at the forefront of their mind…their newborn is!💯

🔸Secondly, most women are lacking sleep and if you ask them what they most want, I guarantee it would be this…sorry fellas 🤷🏾‍♀️

🔸Up to 30% of women...

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10 tips for moms who have hemorrhoids

Most women when they are pregnant will experience hemorrhoids. After all, they affect at least 10% of women during this time. But what are they????

Hemorrhoids are really no more than swollen veins in the rectum. During pregnancy the pressure of the growing fetus on the pelvis and blood vessels can result in irritation and swelling to these vessels. Additionally, progesterone is present during pregnancy and causes relaxation of the vessel walls of the veins causing them to be more prone to...

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Marijuana and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Before you jump to conclusions… No,  I am not insisting you get “high”, but you have to admit that the title sounds way catchier than “CBD oil for chronic pelvic pain”. Many people still are unaware of CBD oil, its origins and benefits. Many are still cautious with regards to the use of marijuana products or by-products medicinally. So first let’s take a look at what CBD oil is.

CBD also known as Cannabidiol a substance that is extracted from...

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Strengthening your lady parts…

One, Two, Three, Four….

That’s usually the sound of any person counting as they exercise, counting rep by rep… sometimes even with the addition of a little weight.

Well did you even know that there is such a thing called a vaginal weight? You heard me… VA-GI-NAL weights!

But before you go jumping to Amazon trying to get them to your house via prime, let’s take a moment to learn what they are, what they do and how they can help if at all. I’m sure by now...

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Chiropractic Care vs Pelvic Physical Therapy for Pregnant Mommas… Do we need to choose?

physical therapy Oct 22, 2018

So recently a colleague of mine wrote a beautiful article (see article here). In the article she detailed the confusion some women have when it comes to the disciplines of pelvic physical therapy or physical therapy in general and chiropractic care, as well as how each or even both may be beneficial during pregnancy.

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a wonderful chiropractor and friend, Dr. Chelsea Drda of Atlanta Natural Health Clinic in Chamblee Georgia (Atlanta...

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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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