HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Moms, do you feel like your body still isn’t recovered from having a baby? An appointment with a specialized physical therapist may be what the doctor ordered. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE Amanda Moore is a mom of three, including eight-month-olds Eli and Nora. “I was very busy with … More Physical therapy can help women bounce back after pregnancy
Amanda Moore sits in a straight-back chair with a red physical therapy ball between her knees and a yellow ball between her right knee and the wall. The exercises that Angela Poole Seamster, a licensed physical therapist assistant, instructs Moore to do are to help alleviate muscle and joint aches and pains Moore has been … More Physical Therapy for Postpartum Problems
PT for Pelvic Floor Health There is a widely held misconception that pelvic floor-related symptoms are an inevitable part of being a woman. … More Taking Care of Business
As a clinician who’s been treating patients for over 42 years and very active in the community with educating the public on women’s health issues, I’ve heard a lot. I believe it’s important to have an honest dialogue with my patients and create a safe space for them to ask the tough questions. Education is … More “The party is over…now who’s going to help me clean up?”
In a recent research study of 112 elite female athletes, 54% of the participants reported leakage with sneezing or coughing. 86% were slightly bothered by the symptoms. Both women who have never been pregnant and those who had children, suffer with incontinence. A high impact sport such as running, seems to increase the risk of … More “Sometimes I pee when I’m running!”
Q. “Are sit-ups the best way to strengthen my abdominals after childbirth?” A. No, sit-ups should not initially be done to reduce the pooch, your waistline, and to regain solid, supportive abdominals. A woman should initially draw in her abdominal muscles, especially the transverses abdominis, towards her spine while exhaling. When she can engage the … More “When will I fit back into my pre-baby jeans?” – …And Other Post-Pregnancy Questions
Postpartum Strong® is a unique musculoskeletal program developed for women to regain muscle strength of their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Clinical research now supports rehabilitation after a normal or challenging birth or pregnancy to prevent incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunction. Routine care around the world is quite different than postpartum care in the United States. After … More Postpartum Culture Around the World : How Does The United States Compare?