Transverse Abdominals, TA TVA, deep core...you know it by many names, or maybe you don’t! The TA is the deepest of the four abdominal muscles. This muscle is often targeted in programs that are designed to address a diastasis recti or DR. It has many functions including respiration, core stability, low back support and pelvic floor engagement. It actually co-contracts with the pelvic floor. Often times people have difficulty isolating this muscle expecting the contraction to be a bigger movement. To compensate, we will either use our rectus (6 pack muscles) flexing the spine forward or suck in flaring the rib cage. Want to see if you can engage your TA? Stand in front of a mirror. Breathe in and relax. Exhale and bring your belly button towards your spine without moving your trunk. If you get this right, you’ll notice a small lift of the belly button at the end of the contraction (see the video on the left). How’d you do?? Let us know below👇🏻👇🏽👇🏿 ... See MoreSee Less
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There’s still time! Don’t miss your chance to join us virtually for this class!Did you miss our virtual “Healthy Moms” pregnancy and postpartum class last week? Well, we’ve got great news: we’re adding a bonus class for the month of February! Next Tuesday 2/16 @ 7-8p EST. Typically this class only comes around once/month, but with all those quarantine babies on the way, we thought we would add a second class this time around 😅The class covers all things pelvic health especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Class sizes are kept small so you’ll be able to get answers to all your burning questions. Oh and for only $25 this would be an awesome add on to the Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart, fellas *hint, hint*. 😉Call us to register and grab your spot! 678-819-8720 ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Healthy Moms Wellness class is tonight (virtual)! It's not too late to register - simply contact our office, and we'll see you at 7 PM EST! ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know breastfeeding moms may lose up to about 10% of their bone mineral density (BMD) while lactating? That’s pretty significant! Our bodies “donate” calcium to our breast milk to help meet the growth demands of our babes. For many women, their BMD will increase back to pre-pregnancy amounts after weaning, but not everyone does. So what can you do about it??Workout, mama! 🏋🏽‍♀️💪🏽That’s right - both resistance exercise and aerobic exercise can increase BMD or slow its loss during breastfeeding. So, keep feeding that little one and get back to the activities you love (or maybe love hate 😅). Not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Give us a call at 678-819-8720 to schedule a postpartum screening and learn more about returning to exercise. We’ve got you covered with our two north Atlanta area locations. Want to learn more? Check out this study 👉🏻 pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19727023/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you miss our virtual “Healthy Moms” pregnancy and postpartum class last week? Well, we’ve got great news: we’re adding a bonus class for the month of February! Next Tuesday 2/16 @ 7-8p EST. Typically this class only comes around once/month, but with all those quarantine babies on the way, we thought we would add a second class this time around 😅The class covers all things pelvic health especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Class sizes are kept small so you’ll be able to get answers to all your burning questions. Oh and for only $25 this would be an awesome add on to the Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart, fellas *hint, hint*. 😉Call us to register and grab your spot! 678-819-8720 ... See MoreSee Less
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