MAMA’S 101: Exercise for Post-Partum Mama’s

Hello! Check out our final class in this season's series of Mama's 101, "Exercise for Post-Partum Mamas". This class will be great!  Learn specific exercise tools to help with diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, prolapse, and other common post-partum conditions with PT, Dr. Stephanie Stamas. Come ready to move and feel free to bring your baby! Time …

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Mind the Gap: Diastasis Recti Abdominis and What We Don’t Know: Part I

Joanna Hess, PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Summer holidays are approaching. You’re lounging at the beach and feeling quite proud of the ruffled swimsuit that guards the battle marks of the mom bod—the wrinkly and poochy belly. On the horizon, a woman in string bikini framing her flat tummy joins the four children sitting next to …

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Why Do I Still Look Pregnant: Part II

Fiona McMahon, DPT Diastasis recti (DR) can be the bane of many women who are trying to decrease the size of their stomach following pregnancy. DR occurs when the two six pack muscles (rectus abdominus) separate from one another, leaving the appearance of visible gapping and bulging of the stomach, creating the look of a …

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Prevention: Diastasis Recti, Part II

By Stephanie Stamas So now that you’ve learned how a Diastasis Recti (DR) can be created during pregnancy, how can you prevent it from happening to you? There is currently a lot of available information on the positive benefits of aerobic exercise for the pregnant mother and the fetus, but little research focuses on the …

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Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?!: Diastasis Recti, Part I

By Stephanie Stamas Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone is having a baby this summer? My Facebook feed is filled with pregnant belly time lapses and newborn pictures. I’m at the age where a lot of my friends are starting families and knowing that I am a pelvic floor therapist, I …

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