“How Can I Have Faster Recovery Post-Baby?”

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Sit-ups, planks, burpees, tons of cardio, barre, Pilates, CrossFit and/or HIIT routines…? 💦
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Actually, (and according to research-based studies) your body recovers faster when you -first- strengthen from the inside out.
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This may mean doing exercises that feel so gentle, you may not feel like you are exercising at all. 🧘
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After having a baby👶, focusing on regaining strength, endurance and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles, in combination with your deep trunk muscles, is a MUST.
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Being able to properly engage your pelvic floor muscles means you will reduce your risk for so many issues down the road (or current ones), like abdominal muscle separation (#diastasis), bladder leakage when exercising, coughing, laughing and sneezing, prolapse and painful or unsatisfying intercourse.
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Wow! Who knew that not sweating profusely 💦 could have such a huge impact on post-baby recovery!!💃
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If you are planning on starting an exercise program or gym routine – PLEASE – get a pelvic floor exam first and coordinate care with a pelvic floor physical therapist. 🌺

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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