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Prevent Low Back Pain and Looked Toned with These Abdominal Exercises

NEWS-ABS-squeeze-THUMBStrong abdominals take the load off your back. These abdominal core exercises are safe, can be done daily and your abs will look fabulous.

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Self-Care Trade Secrets: How to Reduce Your Own Hip Pain

Self-Care Trade Secrets: How to Reduce Your Own Hip Pain The hip area is the conduit between the upper and lower extremity and therefore receives messages from multiple body parts and systems. The hip joint is also connected to the pelvis and can contribute to female gynecological conditions such as sexual pain, deep vaginal pain, pain with walking/sitting and pain with prolonged standing. In this blog post I am going to outline3 self-care techniques to help you get rid of stubborn hip pain.

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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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What Does It Take To Heal Today? Where is the Fountain of Youth and Fountain of Health?

BLOG-WHAT-IT-TAKES-TO-HEAL-ISA-HERRERA-MEDITATE-THUMBWhen one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.

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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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Debunking the “NO KEGELS DURING PREGNANCY” Myth / Mis-Information

BLOG-DEBUNKING-NO-KEGELS-MYTH-SMALL-2I recently have read some startling posts on the internet that all pregnant women should not do kegels. This is the same as saying that all pelvic floors are the same. Where is the balance in that statement? It is dangerous advice for the community out there that needs to be debunked so that women see that what is indeed needed is a balance, and this is what I have dedicated this blog post to pointing out.

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Video Blog: Melt Your Stress Away with These 3 Great Breathing Techniques

BLOG-MEDITATION-BREATHING-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-ISA-HERRERA-SMALLIn today’s world stress is often an inevitable part of being human. During times of change, like during pregnancy, stress can increase because of the numerous changes that occur not only on the physical level but also on the emotional spiritual and soul level. Many of my patients, whether pregnant, or men and women with pelvic pain, have an increase in their pain because they are experiencing high levels of stress in their day to day life.

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