People are forced to work at home, using the computers for hours, especially during these days under the influence of COVID-19. Have you ever experienced soreness and discomfort in the neck, shoulders and upper back areas? If you have, the following tips will be helpful for you.
“As parents, our first instinct is to forget about yourself to take care of the newborn baby.” The days, weeks, and the months following a new addition to the family is a joyous time for parents. But, it can also take quite a toll on our bodies. This, in turn can lead to injuries. Oftentimes, we think of injuries in terms of sports or a recreational activity.
Sometimes patients come into my office stating that they can’t do a lunge or squat any more due to pain. They mention that if they just do more of them it should get better, right?! I find this to be false because there is something that is keeping them from doing it properly. This is where isolation exercises come in versus the compound exercise (lunge or squat). Let’s talk about the importance between compound versus isolation exercises and which could be of benefit to you!
If your primary doctor or OB/GYN is not discussing your pelvic health, then bring it up. Physical therapists have a much bigger role in treating pregnant and postpartum women than many people, including healthcare practitioners, may know. Physical therapists in general have a responsibility to assist women with returning to physical activity following childbirth.