Lady Bird Physical Therapy

Lady Bird Physical Therapy

We help pregnant and postpartum people manage pregnancy pains, prepare for birth and recover postpartum.

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Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours. 11/01/2021

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours. 11/01/2021

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours. 11/01/2021

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

11/01/2021

I’m so grateful for those I’ve been able to meet through this app, for all who have shared their stories with me here, but I’m also tired.

I started this page two and a half years ago and I’ve been here every day since, thrilled to create meaningful content. But lately I’ve been creating less, posting less often, feeling like I have less to say, and even having more spelling errors than usual😂

I’ve been here before, and I know how to recognize warning signs. I’m burnt out. I’m exhausted. Not just of Instagram, but of the world at the moment.

I don’t know how to navigate pelvic health education on this platform in a country that seems committed to robbing people of bodily autonomy. I’m tired of commenting publicly on these devastating realities but don’t know how to talk about pelvic health without commenting on them.

But here’s one thing I do know: in order to keep taking the kind of care of my patients and team that I want to, being the kind of partner and friend that I want to, in order to keep showing up here, promoting pelvic health knowledge and awareness, advocating for better care for all birthing people, I need a break.

I love what I do, I love this little community, and I look forward to coming back here and hang with you after a short break.

Side note:
It’s funny how long I’ve been thinking about this. It’s funny how impossible it has felt to take some time off of Instagram when surrounded by this messaging that consistency is the thing that matters most. We live in a society where we’re told to keep going. A social media business world that tells us to keep posting above all else. But what we all need to do is find the sustainable pace that works for us. Prioritize what matters. Rest when we need or want to. That’s what I plan on doing for the next month or so.

I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, please send any and all questions for the clinic, including in-person and virtual PT inquiries to us via:
📧 [email protected]
📱 512-766-2649

💌sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch (link in bio)

And in the meantime, follow our team @jessicachastka_dpt and @allie_the_doula !!

We can’t wait to hear from you & I’ll see you soon ♥️

I’m so grateful for those I’ve been able to meet through this app, for all who have shared their stories with me here, but I’m also tired.

I started this page two and a half years ago and I’ve been here every day since, thrilled to create meaningful content. But lately I’ve been creating less, posting less often, feeling like I have less to say, and even having more spelling errors than usual😂

I’ve been here before, and I know how to recognize warning signs. I’m burnt out. I’m exhausted. Not just of Instagram, but of the world at the moment.

I don’t know how to navigate pelvic health education on this platform in a country that seems committed to robbing people of bodily autonomy. I’m tired of commenting publicly on these devastating realities but don’t know how to talk about pelvic health without commenting on them.

But here’s one thing I do know: in order to keep taking the kind of care of my patients and team that I want to, being the kind of partner and friend that I want to, in order to keep showing up here, promoting pelvic health knowledge and awareness, advocating for better care for all birthing people, I need a break.

I love what I do, I love this little community, and I look forward to coming back here and hang with you after a short break.

Side note:
It’s funny how long I’ve been thinking about this. It’s funny how impossible it has felt to take some time off of Instagram when surrounded by this messaging that consistency is the thing that matters most. We live in a society where we’re told to keep going. A social media business world that tells us to keep posting above all else. But what we all need to do is find the sustainable pace that works for us. Prioritize what matters. Rest when we need or want to. That’s what I plan on doing for the next month or so.

I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, please send any and all questions for the clinic, including in-person and virtual PT inquiries to us via:
📧 [email protected]
📱 512-766-2649

💌sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch (link in bio)

And in the meantime, follow our team @jessicachastka_dpt and @allie_the_doula !!

We can’t wait to hear from you & I’ll see you soon ♥️

10/31/2021

Sharing a slightly edited version of last year’s Halloween message because it’s still quite fitting ☠️

This past year and a half have been spooky enough and I know we’re all feeling it. You know what else is feeling it? Your pelvis.
.
We’ve all been under so much stress with so many unanswered questions.
❓Do we act like the pandemic is over and go back to “normal” yet?
❓What even is “normal” these days?
❓Do our families and partners see today’s world the way we do?
❓How do we stay connected to and reconnect with our communities and loved ones?
.
This strain is not just an emotional experience. We experience strain physically as well. We experience this strain via an uptick in our nervous system, our protective mechanisms kicking into overdrive. These protective mechanisms when left unchecked can lead to harm, and increased pain.
.
So for those of you, like me, who’ve battled with pelvic pain and are wondering why your pain seems to be fuctuating, increasing, hanging around these last couple years…take inventory.
.
Take inventory of your stress. Take inventory of the changes you can make in your life to reduce the strain, stress, fear. Take inventory of the things that help, and work towards little changes.
.
For me, it’s:
🔑 Opening up my post-covid world little by little to allow people back in
🔑Less news, TV & social media
🔑More physical movement
🔑More time outside
🔑CBD topicals (I love @marysnutritionals *not a paid advertisement*)
🔑Better boundaries around work and life
.
Happy Halloween 🎃 y’all. Take this as your formal invitation to dump at least one toxic 👻 habit from your daily routine today.

Sharing a slightly edited version of last year’s Halloween message because it’s still quite fitting ☠️

This past year and a half have been spooky enough and I know we’re all feeling it. You know what else is feeling it? Your pelvis.
.
We’ve all been under so much stress with so many unanswered questions.
❓Do we act like the pandemic is over and go back to “normal” yet?
❓What even is “normal” these days?
❓Do our families and partners see today’s world the way we do?
❓How do we stay connected to and reconnect with our communities and loved ones?
.
This strain is not just an emotional experience. We experience strain physically as well. We experience this strain via an uptick in our nervous system, our protective mechanisms kicking into overdrive. These protective mechanisms when left unchecked can lead to harm, and increased pain.
.
So for those of you, like me, who’ve battled with pelvic pain and are wondering why your pain seems to be fuctuating, increasing, hanging around these last couple years…take inventory.
.
Take inventory of your stress. Take inventory of the changes you can make in your life to reduce the strain, stress, fear. Take inventory of the things that help, and work towards little changes.
.
For me, it’s:
🔑 Opening up my post-covid world little by little to allow people back in
🔑Less news, TV & social media
🔑More physical movement
🔑More time outside
🔑CBD topicals (I love @marysnutritionals *not a paid advertisement*)
🔑Better boundaries around work and life
.
Happy Halloween 🎃 y’all. Take this as your formal invitation to dump at least one toxic 👻 habit from your daily routine today.

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 10/30/2021

I’ve been relatively silent in this issue due to a genuine loss for words, exhaustion and frustration. I’m so glad that others are managing to our words to the outrage so many of us are feeling.

Paid leave is the only fu***ng sensible option.

Reposted from @theriveterco

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 10/29/2021

It’s Halloween at Lady Bird and though I’m not in the clinic today much to my dismay, the Lady Birds did not disappoint 😂🦜🎃🕸

Happy Halloween from our family to yours. May your weekend be filled of pelvises full of 🍭 🍬

P.S. If I have children, you better believe they’re taking pelvises trick or treating.

10/28/2021

A few weeks ago, my patient started crying because she felt so embarrassed by how little she knew about her body. She was in her late 30s, she had grown up in a deeply religious household, and our appointment was the first time anyone discussed v***ar anatomy with her.

There’s no shame in being unfamiliar with your anatomy. We’re never taught to look at our own v***a, or what can see if we do. It’s also never too late to familiarize yourself with your own anatomy.

If you don’t feel like you know your way around your own v***a, that’s ok, you’re not alone. This cartoon image demonstrates all the things I teach people to see when they look at their v***as, though I feel the need to point out that the actual size of the cl****is which is much larger than it appears.

Check out @the.v***a.gallery for more images of v***as of all shapes and sizes ♥️

A few weeks ago, my patient started crying because she felt so embarrassed by how little she knew about her body. She was in her late 30s, she had grown up in a deeply religious household, and our appointment was the first time anyone discussed v***ar anatomy with her.

There’s no shame in being unfamiliar with your anatomy. We’re never taught to look at our own v***a, or what can see if we do. It’s also never too late to familiarize yourself with your own anatomy.

If you don’t feel like you know your way around your own v***a, that’s ok, you’re not alone. This cartoon image demonstrates all the things I teach people to see when they look at their v***as, though I feel the need to point out that the actual size of the cl****is which is much larger than it appears.

Check out @the.v***a.gallery for more images of v***as of all shapes and sizes ♥️

10/26/2021

Did you know you can 💩 every day and still be constipated? 🤯

Constipation can include:
💩 difficulty emptying your bowels
💩 feeling like you never fully empty
💩 having to push or strain
💩 needing supplemental support to go like magnesium or miralax

There are some simple techniques you can employ at home to keep your gut movin’ and groovin’. To learn 7 bowel habits for managing constipation, check out today’s blog post by @jessicachastka_dpt !! 🔗in bio and it today’s stories.

Happy poopin’!!

Did you know you can 💩 every day and still be constipated? 🤯

Constipation can include:
💩 difficulty emptying your bowels
💩 feeling like you never fully empty
💩 having to push or strain
💩 needing supplemental support to go like magnesium or miralax

There are some simple techniques you can employ at home to keep your gut movin’ and groovin’. To learn 7 bowel habits for managing constipation, check out today’s blog post by @jessicachastka_dpt !! 🔗in bio and it today’s stories.

Happy poopin’!!

10/25/2021

I don’t know who else needs to hear this but I know I need the reminder.

This isn’t real.

Social media is not real.

What we see displayed here, it’s a highlight reel. It’s not a diary entry. It’s what’s been chosen to be shown to us, perfectly curated to fit into whatever image people want to project, feel safe projecting. Or maybe what people want to remember, what they want to preserve. Or maybe just what they want to sell.

But it’s not real. And we know this but all too often our brain can’t help compare. We can’t help compare ourselves to that other friend, partner, child, parent, business owner, employee, whatever it is. We can’t help but compare our lives to some out of context sliver of a life we’ve been given a peep hole peek into.

New parents cry to me about this regularly in our sessions - how they feel like everyone is so much further along, how everyone else’s recovery is so much easier. And I stress about it too, wondering if I’m falling behind or should be doing more.

But all of those people we compare ourselves to, they’re wondering the same thing.

So be kind to yourself. Remember that social media, just like what you read in magazines, is just one very carefully chosen side of the story. ♥️

I don’t know who else needs to hear this but I know I need the reminder.

This isn’t real.

Social media is not real.

What we see displayed here, it’s a highlight reel. It’s not a diary entry. It’s what’s been chosen to be shown to us, perfectly curated to fit into whatever image people want to project, feel safe projecting. Or maybe what people want to remember, what they want to preserve. Or maybe just what they want to sell.

But it’s not real. And we know this but all too often our brain can’t help compare. We can’t help compare ourselves to that other friend, partner, child, parent, business owner, employee, whatever it is. We can’t help but compare our lives to some out of context sliver of a life we’ve been given a peep hole peek into.

New parents cry to me about this regularly in our sessions - how they feel like everyone is so much further along, how everyone else’s recovery is so much easier. And I stress about it too, wondering if I’m falling behind or should be doing more.

But all of those people we compare ourselves to, they’re wondering the same thing.

So be kind to yourself. Remember that social media, just like what you read in magazines, is just one very carefully chosen side of the story. ♥️

10/23/2021

One big goal of mine when launching our Birth Prep course was continuous updates. I wanted to update the material as I learned and update the material as I learned what you all wanted to learn.

I’m excited to launch our first update based on feedback from you!

We’ve added a section on planning a family centered cesarean because despite the fact that most who take this course are hoping for a vaginal birth, we can’t control birth. In a country where 30% of people have a c-section, everyone should be prepared for the possibility and aware of their options.

And because so many folks with prolapse are fearful of navigating pregnancy and birth with prolapse, or how prolapse may impact future pregnancies, we’ve added two sections on these topics as well.

As always, thanks for being here and thanks for choosing to trust us ♥️

Drop any questions below!👇🏻

One big goal of mine when launching our Birth Prep course was continuous updates. I wanted to update the material as I learned and update the material as I learned what you all wanted to learn.

I’m excited to launch our first update based on feedback from you!

We’ve added a section on planning a family centered cesarean because despite the fact that most who take this course are hoping for a vaginal birth, we can’t control birth. In a country where 30% of people have a c-section, everyone should be prepared for the possibility and aware of their options.

And because so many folks with prolapse are fearful of navigating pregnancy and birth with prolapse, or how prolapse may impact future pregnancies, we’ve added two sections on these topics as well.

As always, thanks for being here and thanks for choosing to trust us ♥️

Drop any questions below!👇🏻

10/22/2021

The last thing new and expecting parents need is pain waking them up while moving around in bed at night, but it’s incredibly common.

Some common places to feel pain moving around in bed include:
1️⃣The p***c joint (front and center on the pelvic bone)
2️⃣The sacroiliac joint (on one side of the low back, at the back dimple)
3️⃣In the belly, typically down the center

This technique above is one of the quickest ways to calm down pain caused by rolling around in bed, but check out blog post “PSA: Moving around in bed during pregnancy does not need to hurt” to learn more. 🔗 in bio and today’s stories!

😴 happy snoozing!!

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 10/21/2021

✨ ✨ Our new website is here!!!! ✨ ✨

When I started Lady Bird PT two and a half years ago, I logged into a website builder with my crappy creative eye and pasted together the things I knew needed to be there. I remember telling myself “if this works, i’ll fix this later.”

And then about 6 months in, it was working, but I had no idea how one even finds a designer or what to tell them when they do.

And then in July, one of my oldest friends @vaysmanesq introduced me to @alam.digital and here we finally are!!!

Thank you a million to our courageous models, each of whom mean so much to me and this company ♥️Check out our new site in today’s stories or vis the link in our bio!!

Hello, Austin!

I want to introduce myself to you all. My name is Rebecca Maidansky and I am a pelvic floor physical therapist and the founder of Lady Bird Physical Therapy. I came to Austin, by way of San Francisco, from Philadelphia. That’s where I got my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I used to joke that I got here by taking a wrong turn somewhere, but who can blame me? I moved in July.

I’ve always been a vocal advocate of women’s rights and health. Too often I hear new mom’s say “I wish I had known..,” Why didn’t anyone tell me...” My mission is to reach more people and help guide them through the beautiful but wild ride that is pregnancy and the postpartum period. I want you to know what changes you can expect in your body and how to best prepare for them.

I also want you to know how valuable physical therapy can be for you. If you are having pain while sitting, walking, having s*x, exercising, taking care of your child... doing anything, physical therapy can help you. You are not alone. If you are having difficulty controlling your bladder when you cough, sneeze, laugh or walk, physical therapy can help. These are common experiences. If you are having trouble controlling your gas, getting in and out of bed, or if you generally feel weak, once again, physical therapy can help.

Obviously, I’m bias, but I love conservative care. I love that PT is an option that has no negative side effects. I love that I can help you reclaim your body and life. I love that I can help you avoid pain and surgery.

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