The other day I was working with a patient who was suffering with pelvic floor issues, and I asked if she experienced any urinary leakage.She confidently responded “No”, then a few seconds later quickly followed up with, “well, except when I cough or sneeze, but that’s normal right?”My response?It is common, but it is notContinue Reading »
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The experienced team of therapists at Breakaway Physical Therapy in Crofton have created a selection of helpful articles on the subject of pregnancy.
How Long Does It Take To Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles?
Are you struggling with incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, pain during sexual intercourse or pelvic organ prolapse that’s leaving you stressed, paranoid and frustrated that you can’t enjoy doing the things you love, with the people you love? Childbirth, trauma related injuries, surgery, obesity and nerve damage can all lead to pelvic floor dysfunction, but youContinue Reading »
Mom Strong – Get Your Body Back After Childbirth
Have you had a baby and feel like you are trying to get your body back, but it’s not working? Are you feeling like you don’t fit in your own skin after having children? Do you want to be active and strong, while taking care of your kids AND yourself?Let’s be honest, your body changesContinue Reading »
Getting Ready for Baby – Hospital Bag Must Haves
I’m sure that you have been going through your pregnancy thinking that you have all the time in the world before your baby comes out?! I mean 9 months is a long time, right?!Well during your pregnancy, I hope that you have spent some time taking care of your body…Lower back – the muscles aroundContinue Reading »
Being Active While Pregnant!
Can I workout while I am pregnant? So many women suffer with back pain, hip pain, neck pain, pelvic floor aches, leakage of urine and more while they are pregnant. There are so many changes that happen to our bodies when we become pregnant and grow a baby in our belly. Things shift, stretch and move toContinue Reading »
Is Low Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?
Low back pain is the most common complaint among women during pregnancy. In fact, studies have shown that between 50-70% of women experience low back pain at some point during pregnancy. While this may be common, it is NOT normal. Frequently, physicians who treat them say that it is just part of pregnancy and itContinue Reading »
3 Safe Postpartum Exercises
“I just had a baby and would like to begin exercising again but I’m not sure where or how to start…”This is a question we are asked by new mommies all of the time in our physical therapy practice and the best answer is: IT DEPENDS! It depends on: Your delivery method (vaginal versus CesareanContinue Reading »
Will My Abdominals Ever Be Normal After Having A Baby?
Of course they CAN be, but we have to work at those abdominals after having a baby. 9 months of carrying those cuties and it takes work afterwards to get our bodies to a NEW NORMAL!What happens during pregnancy? Abdominals separate in the third trimester of pregnancy to make room for the baby to growContinue Reading »