Let's Chat

MOUNTAIN MOM STRONG

Blog

Hiking and camping with your toddler/baby. Aug 10, 2021

Adventuring in the mountains with a baby in tow is a whole other adventure in its self. It's amazing! I've learnt a lot on my last trip and I want to share it with you so you can have a smooth trip and be prepared and know what to expect!

We set off for our first family backcountry camping...

Continue Reading...
Is postpartum forever? Jul 18, 2021

Have you heard the term postpartum is forever?

Postpartum is a general term used to talk about the time period after birth often 6 weeks. However it goes far beyond the 6 weeks and technically from a physiological and a mental stand point, Postpartum is forever! Your body and mind have been...

Continue Reading...
Recovery after a C-section, MYTH debunked. pelvic floor Jul 13, 2021

I had a C-section my Pelvic floor must not have been impacted?

MYTH

Like all muscles, the pelvic floor muscles need to move through their full range of motion to be efficient and dysfunction is present when they are not able to fully relax and contract.

Dysfunction can go two ways:

Low tone, where...

Continue Reading...
 
Low Back Pain, Tight Hips? Here's why you feel like this after birth Jul 07, 2021

Low Back Pain, Tight Hips?

Here’s WHY you may feel this way after birth?


With Pregnancy your belly expands and core weakens to allow expansion . Normally, your core plays a key role in keeping your spine stable. Now other muscles will start working overtime to protect the spine.

Back...

Continue Reading...
Hiking with baby: which carrier to choose? Jul 06, 2021

Their are two two main options for carrying your babe on hikes. 

A soft carrier like Omni 360 Ergo Baby or a structured hiking backpack like the Thule Sapling Elite.

Soft Carriers:

Front carrying is great for walks/hikes when baby is still small (<25lbs).Its perfect for walks...

Continue Reading...
Leaking when you cough or sneeze? Why kegels alone won't fix it! Jul 05, 2021

Have you ever wondered why kegels don’t seem to really work?
It’s because the pelvic floor wasn’t designed to work that way!

A strong pelvic floor should be able to contract, relax, and lengthen without you even thinking about it! Most moms think they need to do kegels at every...

Continue Reading...
You can't strengthen a muscle your brain can't fire: Retraining the TVA Jun 20, 2021

Transversus abdominis (TVA) is the deepest of the abdominal muscles, it wraps around the abdomen between the lower half of the ribs and the top of the pelvis ( iliac crest); It functions much like a corset.

When the lower, middle and upper fibers contract together, the waist narrows slightly...

Continue Reading...
AMPP SUMMIT May 18, 2021

LOCAL POSTPARTUM SUMMIT LAUNCHES IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH 

“Sea to Sky women are adventurers. Becoming a mother shouldn’t change that!” Sara Niblock, Summit Organiser 

Whistler, BC May 17, 2021 - This June, the first Virtual AMPP Summit presented...

Continue Reading...
What to do after birth? REST, RECOVER, REHAB and RESTORE Mar 14, 2021

After birth is important to understand that you need to REST, RECOVER, REHAB & RESTORE your body.

        Often your doctor will give you the green light to return to activities at 6 weeks. I encourage all moms to take a restorative approach to return to fitness, sport and...

Continue Reading...
My all-time favourite glute exercise! glutes pelvic floor Feb 09, 2021
Healthy pelvic floors require supple and strong glutes as do your knees.
Strong glutes prevent the sacrum from collapsing into the pelvic bowl. By stabilizing the sacrum you create more stability in the pelvis, allowing the PF to contract properly and the knees to be more stable.
 
Here is...
Continue Reading...
Where to begin? Feb 09, 2021

So where to start you may ask? Read on to find out 6 steps I have my clients take to return to full activities.

So as you can see from my last post ( if you havn't read it yet, read it first) everything is interconnected, you can’t just learn how to do a couple of...

Continue Reading...
Top 4 physical changes after birth and how they affect your return to fitness & sport. breathing core strength hip strength pelvic floor postpartum backpain posture return to sport Feb 07, 2021

You may have had these visions of returning to your old workout plans and jumping back into your sports and activities you've always done, only to find out that your body has changed significantly and you need to rebuild your strength more than you thought you would have needed.

Things...

Continue Reading...
1 2