exercise

Prenatal exercise: here are the basics

Prenatal exercise: here are the basics

The internet and your trainer do not always know what’s best for you. This post is by no means meant to scare you. I want you to exercise, I just want you to be safe while you are doing so. And unfortunately, there’s plenty of misinformation out there on the internet on what’s safe and what’s not. So instead of going over every exercise possible to woman, let’s just go over some basic guidelines.

Pains of being pregnant

Pains of being pregnant

There are a few articles circulating on the web describing why every woman should receive physical therapy after the birth of a baby. In some countries, it’s standard practice (lucky)! We should also add that every woman should receive physical therapy before the baby is born as well. If you are pregnant, or have been down that road once or twice before, you know quite well the downsides that come with the territory. You know which ones I mean. You remember the annoying pains, hemorrhoids, lack of energy, and who can forget the leakage with a sneeze. You probably didn’t you know that physical therapy can manage some of the less than pleasant feelings.

Diastasis recti: you think you know, but you have no idea

If you have a baby or are close to someone that has had a baby, you’ve probably heard the term “diastatis rectus abdominis (DRA).” You may know it has something to do with your abdominal muscle but that is as far as your knowledge goes. Let’s clarify a few things here.