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Diastasis Recti, Rectus Muscles, Abdomen, Separation Of Abdomen Muscles, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, Michigan, I'move

Understanding and Improving Diastasis Recti

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS First things first, what is a diastasis recti? A diastasis recti is a separation between the rectus muscles in the abdomen. While it is most associated with the pregnant/postpartum population, anyone can develop a…

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Cesarean Section, Cesarean Recovery, Physical Therapy After Cesarean, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Physical Therapy Following a Cesarean Improves Recovery

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS There are 1.2 million cesarean sections performed annually in the US accounting for 32.1% of all deliveries. Most women recovering from a cesarean section are counseled on general recommendations, including not lifting anything heavier than…

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Cycle Syncing, Menstrual Cycles, Menstruation, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michgian

Cycle Syncing

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Cycle syncing is adjusting our lifestyles, diet, and exercise routines around our menstrual cycles to make menstruation easier to manage as well as protect us from potential injuries. This is easier for people who…

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Cesarean Section, C-section, Incontinence, Kegels, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Sex Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

The Fourth Trimester

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Delivering a baby is a major ordeal. Our bodies have gone through pretty dramatic changes during our pregnancy: postural changes, hips widening, ligamentous laxity (increasing instability), breast changes, on top of general fatigue from…

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Cesarean Awareness Month, April, C-section, Cesarean Section, Child Birth, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

April is Cesarean Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Having a cesarean section can be a daunting experience. After having my c-section, I was terrified and not exactly sure where to start. For any new mom going through their first c-section or planning…

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Cesarean Section Awareness Month, Cesarean Section, C-section, Misconceptions Of C-sections, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Happy Cesarean Section Awareness Month!

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Whether it was a planned C-section or emergency after a difficult labor, it is still major abdominal surgery and requires time and patience for healing. As of 2019, 31.7% of all deliveries were via…

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