Rue & Primavera October 2017

ife for new moms can get hectic. Between changing diapers, feeding, and everything else on your plate, it can be difficult to take even just a few minutes for yourself. Many mothers neglect physical therapy after giving birth and suffer negative health consequences. The following are reasons why new moms should consider postpartum physical therapy. Control Incontinence Many women have difficulty controlling their bowels and bladders after giving birth, but thankfully, there are many ways to help this. Through noninvasive, postpartum physical therapy, your body can recover and regain control. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Your pelvic floor is the group of muscles that make your pelvis and lower back stable and strong, help control bladder and bowel function, and contribute to sexual performance. After giving birth, it’s very common for these muscles to need some rehabilitation to keep you feeling healthy and strong. Our therapists can work with you and teach you exercises to rehabilitate your pelvic floor, and you can undergo other treatments that will help you stay strong and feel good L

Alleviate Lower Back Pain Pregnancy and lower back pain often go hand in hand. After recovering from childbirth and all of the bending and lifting that comes with motherhood, it’s also common for this pain to continue postpartum. Our team works with new mothers to manage and alleviate back pain through strength training, stretching exercises, and other methods of treatment. Just Feel Good There’s no bond like that of a mother and child, but as a new mom, it’s also important to take a little time to think about your own health. Our team can work with you to get you back into a physical routine, improve your fitness, prevent future pain, and contribute to your overall wellness. New moms have so much to look forward to, and it’s important that they are able to present their healthiest, best self during this pivotal time in their lives. To learn more about our physical therapy services for women’s health or to schedule an appointment, visit today!

The Importance of Postpartum

Physical Therapy


Sausage and Barley


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It’s a great time of year to warm up with a cup of soup, and this comforting, guilt-free dish comes together in a flash.

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6 ounces turkey breakfast sausage 2½ cups frozen bell pepper stir-fry

2 cups water

• 1 (14½-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped • ¼ cup uncooked quick-cooking barley • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh baby spinach

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1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat.


2. While sausage cooks, place stir-fry and 2 cups water in a blender; process until smooth.

3. Add stir-fry puree, tomatoes, and barley to sausage in pan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts.

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