11 Little Known Facts about Your Pelvic Floor

Do you avoid intense workouts for fear of leaking? Do you avoid intercourse because it’s painful? As a pelvic health physical therapist I’m often sounding the alarm that the issues you’re living with are in fact, issues. Most people don’t know that leaking and having painful sex are two of the most prominent issues among […]

5 Whole Body Moves for your Pelvic Floor

Are you thinking, “I need to tune in to my pelvic health, but I’m not sure where to begin?” We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re recovering from birth, or you’re finally confronting annoying symptoms like leakage or pain with penetration, these five moves will support your pelvic floor and your whole body. First, let me […]

Are Kegels Bad for You?

Call it an old wives tale, or a one-size-fits-all approach, telling women with pelvic floor issues to do Kegels is not the answer that truly best fits all. Yet oddly enough, Kegels have become the popular go-to exercise for so many! Performing Kegels for any and all pelvic problems can make some symptoms worse. Not […]

5 Ways to Avoid Prolapse during Birth and Postpartum

Over a quarter of women develop prolapse during childbirth and postpartum. That’s almost 1 in every three women living with discomfort, maybe pain, and a sign your pelvic floor needs attention. Prolapse can develop during pregnancy when extra weight adds pressure to the pelvic area, during childbirth (noticeably more in traumatic labor or when you’ve […]

5 Easy Mommy and Me Core Exercises

Working out again after delivering a baby isn’t so simple. Ask any new mom. Your body has undergone major changes, and sleep in the first few years is known as a “work in progress” for most.   Worst of all, finding time for you seems to fall by the wayside.  How do I know? I […]

10 Exercises to help with Sciatic Nerve Pain

“A sharp shooting pain cascading from your hips down your legs.” “Horribly uncomfortable pinching pain that keeps getting worse!” “Mind-numbing pain in my behind.” “Stabbing infrequent pain.” Present in your back, glutes, or down the sides of your legs, sciatic pain greets most pregnant women in their third trimester. For some, it visits much earlier.  […]

Birthing Partner 101: 9 Childbirth Tips for Dad

Future parents preparing for birth of a baby

There’s not one simple secret to an easy labor and delivery, but being surrounded by support is a key ingredient to helping a woman have her most joyful birth experience. In order to endure labor with ease, a woman has to be able to connect her mind and body, which makes a good support system […]

Manual Soft-Tissue Therapy for Infertility

The desire to get pregnant isn’t an easy journey for all couples. In fact, for 1 in 8, getting and staying pregnant is met with challenges such as infertility and miscarriage.  But if you’re struggling with infertility or miscarriages you may not know that pelvic physical therapy can support a different, more desirable path toward […]

3 Moves to Make Room for Baby – 3rd Trimester Edition

Maternity Mommy

Expectant moms often come to me with the goal of a vaginal birth.  They want to avoid a c-section and deliver “naturally”. If you share this goal, know it’s a common and normal desire. There are many reasons why this is a goal for so many expectant mothers.  Vaginal births tend to be the safest; […]

5 Easy Exercises to do Everyday When You’re Expecting

There’s a lot to prepare when you’re expecting. Sleep sacks, bassinets, and pediatricians may all be on your mind for your new baby. You may even be conducting Instagram polls for recommendations to get prepared for your new baby’s arrival. But, please don’t forget the one factor moms tell me they wish they would have […]