April 2018

Grateful for Jersey Mom Support Groups ?

2018-05-28T16:41:19-05:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Postpartum, Self-Care|Tags: |

Taken by Michelle Goitia, April 2018 • JC Bump • New Mom Support Group I've spent April visiting several of the mom support groups & gatherings in Hoboken and in Jersey City, speaking to women about pelvic physical therapy - what it is, why it's important, and what to expect when you work with a pelvic PT. The insightful questions and honest, open discussion has been both inspiring and exciting -- especially [...]

November 2017

Poor Posture is the Main Culprit of Head, Neck, Upper & Mid Back Pain

2017-12-05T12:18:34-05:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Anatomy, Posture|Tags: |

On this Momma Care Monday, I want you all to pinky swear me that from now on you will not be "Wilting Flowers." What do I mean? Head hanging down, chin tilting towards the chest... Whether you're on your phone, scrolling through Instagram, or crooning at your little ones while you feed them, that poor posture is the main culprit when it comes to head, neck, upper & mid back pain. Wondering how to [...]

Women Spend $750 a Year Out of Pocket to Manage Their Incontinence

2017-12-19T11:35:31-05:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Incontinence|Tags: |

Women Spend $750 a Year Out of Pocket to Manage Their Incontinence Leak when you sneeze? Dribble when you jump? Another Momma Care Monday is upon us, and I'm here to lay some cold hard truth on you: urinary incontinence (UI) affects approximately 20 million people in the United States. Among women, the prevalence ranges from 26–46%, depending on the study you read (Wilson et al 2001). But just because it's common doesn't mean [...]

October 2017

After Childbirth, Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA) Will Only Close Partially On Its Own

2018-04-29T16:47:05-05:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Postpartum, Pregnancy|Tags: |

A 2008 study (Coldron et al) looked at diastasis recti abdominis (DRA), the separation of your ab muscles that can occur with pregnancy and with obesity (see photo, right side). The study found that in the first eight weeks after delivery, the distance will decrease markedly -- but without any other intervention, like physical therapy or (the right!) exercise training, there was no more closure in the gap after the first year postpartum. It's [...]

Should You Be Concerned About Pregnancy-associated Osteoporosis (PAO)?

2017-12-05T12:15:59-05:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prevention|Tags: |

Should You Be Concerned About Pregnancy-associated Osteoporosis (PAO)? I’m willing to bet that one of the last things on your mind as a mama (or soon-to-be mama) is bone mineral density. Not the sexiest topic, I know. But pregnancy-associated osteoporosis (PAO) is a real concern, and for those if you due soon or currently breastfeeding, *please* consider speaking to your physical therapist or physician if you are experiencing severe back, hip or leg pain, [...]

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