Global Maternal Health Crisis: What Physical Therapy Can Do for Postpartum Mothers World Congress on Physical Therapy 2017: Dr. Ginger Garner presents Global Maternal Health Crisis: Delivering a Biopsychosocial Model of Care involving Women’s Health Physiotherapy in the Postpartum Period On July 2 I had the honor of presenting our research on the global maternal health crisis and what physical … [Read more...] about Global Maternal Health Crisis: What Physical Therapy Can Do for Postpartum Mothers
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What Mothers Want You to Know: Busting 5 Myths about New Moms’ Health Becoming a mother through giving birth is a miracle – a transformative, profound rite of passage that can be a defining moment of a woman’s life. There is life before children – and then life after children, punctuated by a plethora of changes - physically, emotionally, socially, professionally, energetically, spiritually, … [Read more...] about What Mothers Want You to Know: Busting 5 Myths about New Moms’ Health
Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health Feel busy? Overwhelmed? Like you need more hours in the day? This post, a Yogic Breath Practice for Women's Health, is for you! Women, let's face it, we need more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish all that is expected of us. We manage the majority of households in the US, perform the overwhelming majority of all house related tasks and work, and oh … [Read more...] about Yogic Breath Practice for Women’s Health
Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD discusses her book Reviving Your Sex Life After Childbirth Kathe Wallace, renowned physical therapist and women's health champion, has authored a book that speaks to all women and brings light to important topics that are frequently left unaddressed after birth. Her book, Reviving Your Sex Life After Childbirth: Your guide to pain-free and pleasurable sex … [Read more...] about Kathe Wallace, PT on Sex Life After Childbirth
Kim Vopni - The Fitness Doula launches her new book! We are excited to bring you this interview with Kim Vopni about her new book, Prepare to Push. Kim is a pre/postnatal fitness consultant who combines the support aspect of a doula with fitness principles to help women optimize their core and pelvic floor for birth. She took her popular workshop Prepare To Push and turned it into a book with … [Read more...] about Interview with Kim Vopni, The Fitness Doula
Essentials of Women's Health Nutrition Practice in Healthcare Ginger's most recent interview is with Jessica Drummond, women's health nutrition guru and founder of The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute. The interview focuses on women's health nutrition practice, and in it Jessica and Ginger discuss vital considerations in women’s health nutrition practice for health care and wellness … [Read more...] about Essentials of Women’s Health Nutrition Practice (Podcast Interview) with Jessica Drummond
Finding Relief from Pelvic Pain (Part 1) This is part 1 in a 3-part series on finding relief from pelvic pain through physical therapy, yoga, and other complementary therapies. Question from Kate, a mother of two boys, ages 5 and 7: I have pelvic pain due to a non-relaxing pelvic floor. I cannot even sit down without pain. I am already doing pelvic physical therapy and have had multiple … [Read more...] about Finding Relief from Pelvic Pain (Part 1)
Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You At Risk for One? Also see the full post featured on Modern Mom Lady Gaga's tour operators, Live Nation, announced February 14, 2013 that she would be cancelling the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury. You may not know one single song that Lady Gaga sings (I don't), so why, you are thinking, should I be interested in this news? As a physical … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You At Risk for One?
This week's post is by guest BITL blogger, Elizabeth Carollton. Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse at Risk Women who have been diagnosed with Pelvic Organ Prolapse should become educated on what it is, how to treat it, and the options available should they need surgical intervention. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is diagnosed in approximately 50 percent of all women between the ages of 50 and … [Read more...] about Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse at Risk
New Moms Need Physical Therapy Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating. I am a new mother, three times over. After each birth, I benefited enormously from physical therapy. I could not stand strong, fit, and wholly healed … [Read more...] about Four Reasons Why Every New Mom Needs Physical Therapy
Aches and Pains after Childbirth...What Can You Do? Physical therapy can do a tremendous amount to improve your health as a woman - before, during, and after birth. I'd like to share an interview I did with BreezyMama.com's Alex Ota, published yesterday, on addressing physical ailments after labor. I also want to extend a special thanks to BreezyMama for highlighting such a painful and … [Read more...] about Aches and Pains after Labor and Childbirth: What Can You Do?
Enjoy my guest blog on Getting Your Body Back After Baby, at Ageless Pilates this week, no matter how many years it has been since you gave birth. Here's a snippet: Before the birth of my first child, I made an announcement. “I have no expectations whatsoever about my post-baby body. I will take care of myself, nourish my newborn, exercise, and eat well – and whatever I emerge looking like … [Read more...] about Getting Your Body Back After Baby