Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy veteran, Tracy Sher details this specialty and why it’s extremely important to women's health in this post:
It is recommended that every woman who has a baby see a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist to assess their pelvic floor health. This is a link to find one near you: https://ptl.womenshealthapta.org/#s=1
St. Peter’s Health Partners Pelvic Health Center at Albany Memorial Hospital
Kate Robertson 518-475-1818 (Slingerlands)
Shannon Regner, Innova PT 518-632-4944 http://www.innovapt.com/ (Queensbury)
Seton Health Incontinence Treatment Center 518-268-5380 (Troy)
Regina Hagstrand, 518-371-9572 (Clifton Park)
Laura Purificato 518-512-3452 (Albany)
Two great articles about diastasis: Dear diastasis community, don’t make me come in there By Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy expert, Julie Wiebe
Jessie Mundell, Pre & Postnatal Exercise Trainer who coaches women all over the globe and runs the PostNatal Fitness Academy 3 Things You MUST Know For Better Core + Pelvic Floor Function Now
Your provider may not have had time to mention it, but mobilizing your scar is incredibly important. It can make a difference many years after your c-section. Here are two articles on why!
Check out these excellent resources from Brianna Battles' website on: exercise during pregnancy, the No Pee cheatsheet (yes please!), Common Mistakes for Athletes & Their Coaches (I've been there) and more about Diastasis Recti for Athletes.
To find a Pregnant & Postpartum Athleticism Coach near you, check this map: http://www.briannabattles.com/professional-network/
Article from Girls Gone Strong about prolapse: Can I Exercise With Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Also see my blog and the post titled, "Leaking is common but it's not normal" for more on prolapse.
I am a strong supporter of the programs on Brianna Battles' website for coaches and athletes!
For coaches who work with women., you will learn evidence based strategies for training clients during pregnancy and beyond. Through the course, you join the ranks of an impressive group of coaches, pelvic floor therapists and birth professionals from around the globe.
For athletes returning to their favorite activities after having a baby, there are great courses you can take right in the comfort of your home - a no brainer!
I am also a graduate of the PostNatal Fitness Academy! Taking this course changed the course of my career and has also connected me with countless talented colleagues all over the world.
Learn more about this program here: https://programs.jessiemundell.com/
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