Video: Pelvic Floor Friendly Jumping Jack Modifications

I’m a huge advocate of exercise modification to protect a weakened pelvic floor. For some unknown reason, most of the postnatal stroller classes I attended always had us warm-up with jumping jacks. Were the instructors trying to make moms pee themselves? Even if you don’t suffer from pelvic floor disorder, straight leg landing is hard … Continue reading Video: Pelvic Floor Friendly Jumping Jack Modifications

3 Simple, Sitting-Break Moves

For various medical reasons, I’ve been bed and chair bound for much of May and residing in my parents’ home so they can take care of my kids. Luckily, this physical oscitancy is only temporary. However, it has reminded me that during prolonged immobility, we should get up every hour and move. Here are three … Continue reading 3 Simple, Sitting-Break Moves

Video: How to Pick Up a Baby

Moms chase babies. Moms pick up babies (and toddlers). It is exhausting. Although lifting can be a good workout, it can murder our abdomens and pelvic floors, especially if dealing with diastasis recti or prolapse. In this video, I show two ways to pick up a baby. Half-Kneel: My physical therapist told me the best … Continue reading Video: How to Pick Up a Baby

5 Transverse Abdominis Cues

To strengthen your inner abdominals, many physical therapists suggest co-activating the transverse abdominis (TvA) muscle with your pelvic floor. Unfortunately, many moms have a hard time doing this. Visual cues can help. Below are my 5 favorite. Before trying the cues, a reminder that the transverse abdominis is your deepest abdominal muscle. It helps with … Continue reading 5 Transverse Abdominis Cues