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Potty training, also known as toilet training can be an exciting and challenging time as a parent. When should you start? There is no evidence to support potty training prior to 12-18 months. Most toddlers are trained at 18-40 months. 22 are out of diapers by 3 ½. Why such a wide range? Toilet training is a life skill, and children develop these skills at different times. The sphincter muscles must have enough strength to be able to maintain continence, which takes time ...
Posted on 2020-06-08
The pelvic floor has 5 different functions.
Sump-pump (for lymph flow)
When we don’t have any issues, we don’t realize how much responsibility our pelvic floor muscles have in our everyday functions, such as going to the bathroom, having sexual intercourse, and supporting our pelvic organs all... day... long. When we do experience some kind of pelvic floor dysfunction, it can be absolutely debilitating. Symptoms ...
Posted on 2020-05-12
Diastasis Recti “The Mommy Tummy”
Diastasis Recti Abdominis (“DRA”) has been a big topic in social media lately. But, what really is DRA? Some people experience DRA as a big gap in the middle of the belly, or as a “pooch” in the lower abdomen that is hard to get rid of. As physical therapists, we know DRA as abnormal lengthening or distortion of the linea alba. The linea alba is the midline of the abdomen where the abdominal muscles attach to. Because...
Posted on 2020-05-05