Category Archives: Birth and Labor Preparation

The Art of Medicine: When Evidence Based Medicine Is Not Enough

BLOG-EVIDENCE-BASED-GAVEL-SMALL Modern living presents us with an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to every aspect of our lives. Healthcare is no exception. With research studies and treatment guidelines being created on a daily basis, they can often leave us feeling confused about which option is best for us when we are faced with an ailment. It is of the utmost importance that we question and research our options when considering the practitioners and treatments that are most fitting for our needs and lifestyles.

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How to Avoid Injury and Pain During Intimate Relations

How to Avoid Injury and Pain During Intimate Relations Sex is an important part of life and when things are not going right in the bedroom it can create a lot of stress, anxiety and strain for even the strongest of relationships. I am a pelvic floor physical therapist and I help women overcome pain associated with sex. A firm believer in empowerment healthcare, I never take credit for the healings. I believe that the job of a healer is to awaken the doctor within the patients so they can treat themselves.

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Diastasis Recti – Lose Your Baby Belly

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A great new article was recently published in Parents Magazine in their Aug 2015 edition. It is a very well written article on the subject of Diastasis Recti separation, and I wanted to take a moment to share it with you. Kudos to Anne Machalinski for her great story and for interviewing me on this topic which is so near and dear to my heart.

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10 Things You May Not Want to Know About Labor, Delivery, and Post-Partum— And the Truth That Will Set You Free

Birth is an all-encompassing experience filled with ups and downs. Its unpredictable nature can fill both grown women and men with fear. Fear is predominant because so many things can occur. Many times birthing partners are not prepared to handle the unpredictability or simply just don’t know that things can happen beyond their control.

When I thought about writing this blogpost I wanted it to be an exposé of sorts. As a physical therapist that rehabilitates women with obstetrical trauma I can share what I know in an honest way that is not as scary as what you may see on TV or read in the paper.

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Top 10 Things to Avoid in Your Prenatal Yoga Practice: Expert Advice from Your Physical Therapist

BLOG-PRENATAL-YOGA-SMALL Prenatal yoga is great medicine for pregnant women and a fantastic vehicle that improves flexibility, strength, stamina and helps to promote relaxation. However not all pre-natal yoga poses are appropriate for all pregnant women and some may cause more harm than good. When I was pregnant I did a lot of yoga but it was not until I started working with a physical therapist (PT) and having my PT supervise and tailor my yoga program that I really started to get to get pain relief and the most of out of my prenatal yoga classes.

Prenatal yoga is great medicine for pregnant women and a fantastic vehicle that improves flexibility, strength, stamina and helps to promote relaxation. However not all pre-natal yoga poses are appropriate for all pregnant women and some may cause more harm than good. When I was pregnant I did a lot of yoga but it was not until I started working with a physical therapist (PT) and having my PT supervise and tailor my yoga program that I really started to get to get pain relief and the most of out of my prenatal yoga classes.

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OMG Something Just Came Out Of Me: You Can Treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Physical Therapy

TREAT PROLAPSE WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY AT RENEW PT IN NYCI see it all the time. Women who are taken by surprise with organ prolapse after child birth, and hysterectomies and during menopause. Marathon runners and high level athletes are also caught by surprise when they start to feel pressure or something like a ball inside their pelvis. At our healing center we see women with this condition all time and we treat pelvic organ prolapse with physical therapy very successfully. I want to share our expertise and education with you so that you can empower yourself with knowledge and arm yourself with successful tips to fight back.

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Start Now for Sexy Summer Abdominals

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Renew PT’s great new online abdominal instructional video will help you achieve your sexy summer abdominals goal in time for swim suit season, and help you relive pelvic pain symptoms in the process. Old fashion crunches will not help you achieve your sexy summer abs. Those types of abdominal exercises are outdated and not functional and do not translate to other body parts. What you need is an intelligent core program and that’s exactly what my new core video series delivers.

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A “Sexual Revolution”: Putting Sex Back Into Childbirth

BLOG-BETTER-SEX-AFTER-BORTH-ISA-HERRERA-SMALL A recently published TEDx Talk, “We must put the sex back into birth” presented by Kate Dimpfl, raises some important and scandalous considerations for the childbirth experience. The physiologic processes that happens during sex and birth are actually shockingly similar. Why, then, has childbirth become a process to be endured by women versus experienced and enjoyed by women?

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