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When do I need to think about the pelvic floor and breath in fitness

When should I think about my pelvic floor and breath in fitness?

“When should I think about my pelvic floor and breath in fitness, and when can I rely on it to happen automatically?” Always? Never? Some? This is a real time issue for female athletes returning to fitness or sport after pregnancy and delivery. My answer here represents the shift in thinking I hope to continue...

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Future Build for New Moms

Let’s Future Build for the Next Generation of Moms

My latest ambition and push is to encourage women to get their baseline. By baseline, I mean know your own body prior to pregnancy. Measure the NORMAL, naturally occurring separation between the sides of your abdomen, now. We have a study that told us that women who have never had children can have up to...

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Pelvic Health and BMI

Pelvic Health and BMI: What’s the Connection?

Please stop talking to my patients about their BMI. Pelvic Health and BMI. I grew up as an orthopedic/sports medicine physical therapist. If I had a dollar for every patient (male and female) I have treated in my 23 years as a PT who was told by their medical provider that weight loss would get...

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Build a Better House

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Rehab: Build a Better House

Time to build a better house for women. The information and conversation around prolapse has historically been about supporting the pelvic organs from below by increasing pelvic floor strength. While this can be an important part of a global intervention strategy, if it is the only strategy offered it may not address other contributing factors,...

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