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When 2 Exercise Postpartum

When is an exercise too much in the postpartum phase? Have you been told you can return to exercise 6 weeks postpartum with no further guidance than this?! What the heck does it mean to listen to my body? When should I stop an exercise? Here are 4 symptoms to look for when exercising that…

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Core Muscles during Pregnancy Physical Therapy

Your core is more than just your abdominal muscles! Your deep core muscles are more than just your abs. It consists of your diaphragm, an abdominal muscle called your transverse abdominis, the pelvic floor muscles, and a muscle in your low back called the multifidus. These muscles work in harmony to provide stability through your…

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Pregnancy Fitness, Postpartum Physical Therapy

Postpartum Physical Therapy Expectations

Early Phases Postpartum During the early phases of the postpartum period it is important to retrain the proper function of the deep core region (your diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles, and back muscles). With Postpartum Physical Therapy, this involves breathing exercises, feedback to ensure proper abdominal muscle and pelvic floor activation, and exercises to…

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