Pelvic Floor Health and Childhood Activities
What sports did you play?
What instrument did you play?
Were you a singer?
Find out why I asked all my clients these exact questions and how this relates to their pelvic floor.
Is diastases recti really that bad?
It’s misinformation time again…
A story on @gmanews about #ashleytisdale began as a story about how hard it is to navigate postpartum & ended with misinformation about #diastasisrecti
♦️It’s not painful
♦️It’s not preventable
♦️Sit ups are not damaging
♦️You aren’t broken with DRA
Instead, can we update what we DO know:
🟢All women have DRA in pregnancy
🟢Cat/cows aren’t enough
🟢DRA isn’t a sentence for lifelong inactivity
🟢Pain may mean hernia NOT DRA
🟢Surgery is a LAST resort
🟢Physical Therapy 1st
I might be a little passionate about this one.
I was a victim too back when we didn’t know any better.
Now we do.
What have you been told about DRA?
Getting stuck in the minutiae | Postpartum Pitfalls
The pendulum is swinging again…
In the process of trying to understand #allthethings for postpartum return to run, are we bogging our moms down with things that don’t matter?
Are physical therapists who work with postpartum women actually capable of doing a gait or strength screening that’s advanced, relevant & not a relic from what they learned in entry level?
Team minutiae or team big picture?
If you’re a mom or pro, what’s been your experience & what’s YOUR preference?
Are you really that delicate?
Are postpartum moms delicate? Question the advice you’re getting and what evidence they use.
Say NO to Couch to 5K postpartum
I explain why Couch to 5k programs are not meant for postpartum moms!
Am I breathing wrong?
Is your breath totally messed up or are we making this more simple than it is?
A 30 second history of breathing, where we are now, & what to consider when working with yogis, Pilates, lifting etc with breath strategies!
Expectations versus Reality: the postpartum Dilemma
What’s the “right way to start?”
Should I just stop & try again in a few weeks & things will be better?
We talk about taking advice & putting it in context to make it work for you.
YOU get to write your story…it hasn’t been written for you. What have you been told?
Beware of Dr. Google!
Should you be going to Dr. Google for your postpartum questions? You’ll be shocked at what I found!
Don’t Forget to Look Back
Don’t forget to look back on the progress you’ve made! Appreciate the journey.
Don’t take this bad advice postpartum!
Postpartum moms deserve relevant advice. Don’t settle for this!