Rest – Go and get you some!

Imagine if you, dear postpartum mother, started to not feel so great… You’re tired, a little run down, achy, a little short-fused… Maybe the pain that you had before has suddenly increased. Was it the long day sitting at the computer? A long day managing the kids at home? There just seems to be noContinue reading “Rest – Go and get you some!”

I’m over 4 months postpartum. When can I get back running?!

Whether you’re an aspiring runner or a seasoned runner, having a baby shakes things up a bit. You’ve probably been ‘cleared for activity’ and you may have already started light exercise or even started care with a pelvic health PT (all of which deserve a huge pat on the back!). However, many questions still remain.Continue reading “I’m over 4 months postpartum. When can I get back running?!”

Who’s In Your Tribe?

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ve been hearing a lot about pelvic floor PT. Not only is that my personal/professional bias (since I am one!) but pelvic floor PT is also growing in its level of popularity in order to better serve and care for postpartum women (check out this TED talk).Continue reading “Who’s In Your Tribe?”

My OB said I can start exercising. So I did. But my pelvis feels like an alien and I pee everywhere. What do I do? Part 2 of 2.

In part 1 of this blog series, we laid out an all-too-common scenario that postpartum mothers face when they are ready to return to exercise. We discussed individual pre/postnatal considerations, risk factors, and sign/symptoms to watch for when returning to exercise. So, as promised, part 2 highlights what you CAN do in those first 3Continue reading “My OB said I can start exercising. So I did. But my pelvis feels like an alien and I pee everywhere. What do I do? Part 2 of 2.”

My OB said I can start exercising. So I did. But my pelvis feels like an alien and I pee everywhere. What do I do? Part 1 of 2.

Let’s set the stage. You’ve finally gotten to that ‘magic’ 6 week mark, and you’re excited to have your OB follow up. You know that you’re ready to keep moving on with your life (especially getting back to exercise), but you have some concerns in doing so. You definitely have questions about what to do,Continue reading “My OB said I can start exercising. So I did. But my pelvis feels like an alien and I pee everywhere. What do I do? Part 1 of 2.”

I’m doing my exercises, but my low back still hurts and I still pee when I sneeze. What am I missing?

Story line: You’re a postpartum woman who is on her game. You’re consistent with your daily exercises, you try to eat well, you manage your stress to the best of your abilities, and you feel like what you’re doing is helping you recover in your postpartum months…for the most part. But there’s this lingering thing.Continue reading “I’m doing my exercises, but my low back still hurts and I still pee when I sneeze. What am I missing?”

A Larger Look at Pain: A Biopsychosocial Concept

As physical therapists, the one of the primary reasons why patients come into the clinic is pain. Pain is a prevalent and often unpleasant sensation. Pain can lead to anxiety, fear, decreased mobility, and worse, yet, depression and complete disruption of life. Patients often question why their pain continues to linger, even when months haveContinue reading “A Larger Look at Pain: A Biopsychosocial Concept”

Covid Made Me Do It…

I launched The Pliable Pelvis in May 2020, as we crept out of the depths of an almost eight-week Stay Home, Stay Healthy order (aka ‘Shelter in Place’) due to the covid-19 pandemic. What a time this has been! There’s a saying, Never let a crisis go to waste. Just like everyone else during theContinue reading “Covid Made Me Do It…”