Breathing Techniques for Pelvic Floor Health

The content below was summarized from the following PHRC article by Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT and Jennifer Keesee, DPT. If you have any specific questions always discuss your entire exercise routine with your doctor and Visit a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist near you. The Basics Breathing may seem like a very simple task, but many of…

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Diastasis Recti: Causes and Treatment

The content below was summarized from the following PHRC article by Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT. Diastasis recti (DR) can be caused by various reasons. In fact, DR can affect one person more than the next. This is because the integrity of our connective tissue is genetic. However, other external and internal factors can play a role in…

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Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise is a key part of a healthy pregnancy and should be encouraged. Exercise is associated with a reduced risk of certain complications in pregnancy such as gestational diabetes, excessive weight gain, hypertensive disorders, preterm birth, and low birth weight, and may be associated with a reduced risk of cesarean section.

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Treatment of Round Ligament Pain

The content below was summarized from the following WebMD article by Kelli Miller.   Round ligament pain is a sharp pain or jabbing feeling often felt in the lower belly or groin area on one or both sides. It is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy and is considered a normal part of…

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)

The content below was summarized from the following Medical News Today article. Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) involves discomfort at the front or back of the pelvic joints. Pelvic girdle pain is another name for this condition. The two pelvic bones meet at the symphysis pubis joint, which is at the front of the pelvis. Dense…

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Best Exercises for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

The content below was summarized from the following WebMD article. Pregnancy can affect many parts of the body, but it most frequently affects the pelvis. Your pelvis changes shape as your pregnancy progresses. Sometimes the joints of your pelvis are stiff or don’t move at the same time, and this can cause pelvic pain. This…

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C-Section Recovery Tips for Postpartum Care

c-Section picture with baby in the front

A C-Section is a major abdominal surgery, and although it can be lifesaving for you and your child, it takes a major toll on your body. Your body and mind need a chance to heal and recover. C-section recovery tips include: rest, proper c-section support belt, wound care, walking, pelvic floor physical therapy, asking for help & good nutrition

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