Congratulations!!! Your body just did an amazing thing in delivering your baby! The last 40 weeks or so have been preparing you to bring this child into the world, and you have. Now what?? I’m not going to sugar coat this; having a baby is hard work, and you will have discomfort and/or pain after. … Continue reading A Conversation with a New Mom (or Mom-to-be)
Physical Therapists are movement and function experts. They know and understand how the body works, and can help you to move in different, better, and more efficient ways…with less pain and with improved strength and balance. BUT, and it’s a big but
A new client the other day when I asked her what might limit her PT potential :Her: "Lack of motivation."Me: "Could you explain that? After all, you are here and want to address your Diastasis and how … Continue reading PT, C-sections, and Restoring Your “Core”
Wait…pain “down there?” Yes, pain in the nether regions. Areas that we tend to talk about in hushed tones, in private, or with an embarrassed laugh. Why do we even need to designate a month for awareness of pelvic pain? It’s because it is an issue for women and also for men, and is still … Continue reading Pelvic Pain: Why, What, and I how do I Make Changes?
My first child was a stubborn labor and delivery; perhaps due to my inability to breathe and be “easy and relaxed”, perhaps due to going to the hospital too soon and being plopped into bed with limited walking and movement (it was 30 years ago), or perhaps simply due to her positioning, size, and my … Continue reading A Birth Story, Why the Core Matters, & Why We Advocate For New (and not new) Mom Care
Why Are We Still Talking About Incontinence? This week is World Continence Week and I am taking a few minutes to write about why this is so important! Why are we still talking about this? Because … Continue reading Why Are We Still Talking About Incontinence?
What does Voice mean? Recently in 2018 I have been watching many women and children using their voices to change the political and social climate! Women have been speaking up all over the world about social justice during the International Women’s Day. And, young leaders have risen and demanded political change in light of the … Continue reading Find Your Voice, Find Your Pelvic Floor.
A Case Study Supporting Medical Therapeutic Yoga for Geriatric Rehabilitation and Wellness This week we are speaking with Rebecca Meehan, PT, WCS, PYT-C, co-founder and owner of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness. She enthusiastically talks about how Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) improves quality of life in older adults, even after many years and habits of leading … Continue reading When Medical Therapeutic Yoga and PT Meet: Great Results Occur!
Perhaps this has happened to you: you have pain or other health concerns, go to the healthcare provider, and they give meds, offer surgery, or you are told that you must learn to "live with it"without resolution to your problem. Rebecca and Susan work with a number of women-and men-who have been told that there … Continue reading A Patient Success Story: Pelvic Pain
Susan and Rebecca (Becki) appreciate great feedback like this; it makes us better PTs! MJ WAS a challenging client, no doubt about it, in part because she had many perceptions and beliefs about what was "wrong" with her, what she should or should not be doing, and really struggled (initially) with the concepts of pain … Continue reading PT at Embody: A patient’s story about learning to say “I CAN do it!