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Concerned about your “mommy tummy” or feeling a gap after having a baby?

Here are some great tips from Laura for moving forward with your fitness! Updated 2/5/2022 Diastasis Recti (DR) describes the separating between left and right rectus abdominus muscles, your 6-pack muscle. It can occur in both men and women across the lifespan. It is most commonly seen in women who are pregnant or newly post-partum, whose bellies just expanded to accommodate a growing baby. It is thought that almost all women experience some amount of separation by their third trimester. The good news is for the majority of women it will heal on its own, for some as quickly as within 6 months. There does not seem to be any factors that make a woman more likely to develop a separation or make them less likely to...

Give a Lift to the Floor of Your Core!

Tips and History about Kegels from Pat Updated 2/5/2022 Give a lift to the floor of your core! Pelvic floor rehabilitation is very different than “doing Kegels and squeezing as hard as you can and holding…” This old approach has roots in the 1940-50’s and by the time it was revived, many other exercise approaches had moved on!  For example, we wouldn’t ask someone with a weak, painful or injured shoulder to see what is the most weight they can lift, hold as hard as possible for 5-10 seconds, and do that 5-30 times for 3 times a day! Why would you want to do that?  Even so, did you know that Dr. Kegel’s original research proved that women had greater symptom changes with supervised training? The great news is that at Passages PT, there are...