Dr. Anna Hammond, DPT, OCS

Anna is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She works closely with women in our online support group for Pelvic Floor Perfect and Diastasis Fix - programs that have helped thousands of women recover from pelvic floor issues, diastasis recti, SI Joint dysfunction and more. She is also a contributor to The Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Specialist Certification - the world-renowned women's health certification for professionals.

What is a c-section, and when might you need one? A cesarean section (or c-section) is a very common, well-established operation that many women have. Reasons for a c-section may include prolonged labor, high risk pregnancy, large babies, multiples, fetal distress, breech presentation, a previous cesarean where vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is not advised …

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You may have taken the plunge to start thinking about your feet, read or heard some about barefoot running, or maybe you’ve simply gotten used to pandemic life of no shoes and are asking yourself, “can I work out barefoot?” The benefits of exercising without shoes Being able to stack our ribs over our pelvis …

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A cesarean section (or c-section) is a very common, well-established operation that many women have when delivering a child. In fact, the cesarean section surgery rate is about a third of all births in the United States of America.(1) This procedure is used for many reasons including prolonged labor, high risk pregnancy, large babies, multiples, …

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If you have pain in your feet, heels, or Achilles tendon – fallen arches, locked arches, or are looking to transition to a more minimalist shoe wear – or even have hip, core and pelvic floor problems that feel stuck in progress – here is a guide for you to explore your arch function and …

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What is Diastasis? A diastasis recti is a thinning of the fascia known as the linea alba that connects each side of your abdominal wall together. The linea alba runs down the midline from your ribs to your pubic bone and the thinning can be at various locations and varying degrees down the abdominal wall. …

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What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis recti is a thinning of the linea alba, which is the connective tissue where your rectus abdominis muscle (six pack ab muscles) meets in the middle from your pubic bone all the way up to your ribs. It is made up of the aponeurosis (think saran wrap) that is around …

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Diastasis recti can be a concern for many women during pregnancy. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what percentage of women get diastasis recti during pregnancy, what you can do during pregnancy to decrease it’s severity, and how to boost your recovery postpartum. The abdominal wall being able to stretch to …

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When people report feeling their lower back in a squat or deadlift, they often think it’s because their back is weak and it needs to get stronger. In reality, it means that they have lost pelvic control and positioning of their rib cage over their pelvis. This can happen for different reasons, including the inability …

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Jessica and I found Sarah after our first pregnancies, and this year we conveniently became pregnant a second go around. We had such great success with recovery after the first pregnancies that we thought it would be insightful and interesting for others to follow our journeys after our second ones. I am an orthopedic physical …

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