MommaStrong Toolkits

MommaStrong wants you to understand, make peace, and maybe even appreciate all that your body does for you. Part of that process may include learning more about how it functions. Below are some resources that may help you along the way. We also have FREE articles about a wide range of topics including, how to sit at your desk and the best sleeping positions.

Abdominal Splinting & Taping

This video provides all you need to know about safe and effective options for supporting your belly as it heals. Great for our members in Hazy Days and New Momma programs!

How & When to Get Help

When to Seek an Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal PT

We all have aches and pains, but sometimes exercise can aggravate underlying issues that we may not have even known was a problem! So if you have any of the following, you may want to seek extra help from a PT in your area.

  • Pain deep in a joint (e.g. knee, elbow, shoulder) more than a muscle

  • Pain that progressively worsens rather than improves with exercise

  • Pain that is sharp/shooting or radiating down your arm or leg

  • Numbness and tingling anywhere in the body

In most states, you can see a PT without a referral from a doctor.

Learn more about that, and about how to search for a PT in your area.

When to Seek a Pelvic PT

Pelvic health PTs (previously known as “women’s health” PTs) can be so incredibly helpful for so many things, and a lot of people don’t even know they exist! Pelvic PTs can help with issues related to bowel, bladder, and sexual function; they can help you prepare for or recover from childbirth; they can even help with chronic pelvic pain occurring from endometriosis, after multiple abdominal surgeries, or after any type of pelvic trauma.

They also treat men and children, and people who are transgender or gender-fluid (which is why they are trying to move away from the term “women” to the term “pelvic”). If you think pelvic PT may help you, check out our guide for more information on finding someone in your area, and on good questions to ask before you start treatment!

Need a Personalized MommaStrong Roadmap?

1:1 attention to help you use the MommaStrong program to improve areas of weakness with our Physical Therapist Advisor, Stephanie Dillon.

  • Do you have a specific exercise-related issue that you hope to improve?

  • Want to learn how to prevent recurrence of a previous injury or issue?

  • Ever wondered what to do after completing a FIX ME in the MommaStrong program?

Click here to schedule a FREE consult.