PHYSICAL THERAPY’S ROLE IN PREPARATION FOR LABOR

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The genesis for this blog occurred after I attended a birthing preparation course taught by Ashley Brichter at Birth Smarter. This organization has virtual and in person childbirth education classes for expectant parents and professionals. Despite being 5 years removed from having children myself, I found the educational review helpful for my professional practice. It reminded me that understanding the anatomy of a vaginal childbirth can gift the expectant parent with tools to improve the birthing experience.

     

POSTPARTUM SERVICES AT THRIVE

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We at Thrive are ready to help meet the needs of pre and postpartum women and are launching a comprehensive rehabilitation and wellness program. We are looking forward to helping women stay strong and pain free during pregnancy, maintain safe exercise practices pre and post birth, and rehabilitate from injury. Our services will include a full musculoskeletal evaluation and examination for a wide variety of issues relevant to women.

     

Diastasis Recti Treatment: Emphasizing an Individualized Approach

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There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach to diastasis recti (DRA) management. Just as no two persons are the same, no two DRAs are either. The separation of the linea alba often times reflects dysfunction, but what generates and perpetuates said dysfunction is different in all people. While this may seem obvious, many people come to me seeking a quick fix, or looking for the internet resource, book, or exercise DVD that will solve all their problems. While there are some wonderful resources out there, ultimately creating an individualized approach to DRA management based on the patient’s unique physical attributes, activity requirements, and goals is the best way to enable healing.

                 

Musings From A Once Pregnant PT: Gearing Up For Delivery

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This is Elizabeth Shah, staffer at Thrive, reporting from my home. I am on maternity leave after having recently welcomed our second child, and find myself reflecting on what I’ve learned through this pregnancy and delivery process. If you’re expecting a post on how to parent, stop reading. This is post about how my physical therapy background informed my pregnancy. I’m talking about the physical experience: what helped me to feel well during the process, and how might I apply these ideas to my patients. […]