Sustaining Mom Beyond the Pelvic Floor Muscles, Glutes, and Abs

Oh yes. There’s a whole world waaaaay beyond a woman’s pelvic floor muscles, glutes, and abs. As women, we are much more than the muscles within our body. As a Pilates-based pelvic floor PT, this is a bold statement. And people who know me know that I LOVE (love love love) how amazing our physicalContinue reading “Sustaining Mom Beyond the Pelvic Floor Muscles, Glutes, and Abs”

“Gravity holds a different story”

THAT, my friends, is my favorite client quote of the week… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, women are intuitive and know their bodies…especially you postpartum moms who are in your early weeks/months and your primal instincts are at their prime. A little backstory: the particular client who nailed this quote isContinue reading ““Gravity holds a different story””

Why we need more than just “core and pelvic floor” strength to return to postpartum exercise safely…

If you’re postpartum, chances are you (hopefully) have been exposed to the idea that your core and pelvic floor muscles are important in your postpartum recovery. And seeking guidance from a pelvic floor physical therapist is crucial in getting individualized assessments and treatments in order to get you back to your desired exercise activity asContinue reading “Why we need more than just “core and pelvic floor” strength to return to postpartum exercise safely…”

Once Postpartum, Always Postpartum

The 4th trimester is a special time in a woman’s life, only…there’s no definitive length of time that the 4th trimester spans…it’s forever! And a lot goes in the 4th trimester: fluctuations in energy levels, mood, physical & emotional pain, hormone irregularities (um, ever wondered by prenatal & postpartum women grow bangs all of aContinue reading “Once Postpartum, Always Postpartum”

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?”

The Birth of The Pliable Pelvis

The Pliable Pelvis is a blog for women. A resource. A conversation starter. For women beyond the clinic walls, beyond my home zip code, and beyond the state I live in. This blog is specifically geared toward postpartum moms who are struggling with pelvic girdle pain (PGP), which includes pain in the low back, sacroiliacContinue reading “The Birth of The Pliable Pelvis”