Lady Bird Physical Therapy

Lady Bird Physical Therapy

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We are often asked…’How soon after delivery can I start running again?’ And the truth it’s….I have no idea but the ladies at Lady Bird Physical Therapy do. See their video below.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ia0J4fO6m48&list=PLxYw21VwIWSLGHXJxHfOuXEcNdVqlGafz
Welcome to our Specialist Spotlight Series. We launched our Resource Library because we wanted women everywhere to know that urinary incontinence is a treatable condition, and for them to be able to explore what specialists and treatments might be right for them. In this series, we highlight some of the incredible specialists within our Specialist Directory, and shine a light on the ways they’re helping women every day.
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Meet Dr. Rebecca Maidansky, PT, DPT. She’s a pelvic floor physical therapist and the owner of Lady Bird Physical Therapy, a clinic in Austin, TX that specializes in helping people manage pregnancy pains, prepare for birth and recover postpartum.
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focuses on providing a safe space for all birthing people to receive actionable information to help them through their pregnancy, birth and recovery. Her message takes concepts and experiences that may feel complicated or scary and helps reframe them in order to empower people to have the pregnancy, birth and recovery that fits their lifestyle and their goals. “We recognize that there is no ‘right’ way to birth. There is no “right” way to be pregnant or recover from childbirth,” says Rebecca. “We aim to educate and provide information so everyone can make the right decision for themselves.”
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To learn more about Lady Bird Physical Therapy visit our blog to read the full interview.
I’ve received lots of terrific questions to answer during my IG live session with Lady Bird Physical Therapy today at 1:30p

Here is a resource to help answer the question about post COVID vaccine antibodies in Breastmilk.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.23.21252328v1.full?fbclid=IwAR1Kr57kVVVYkzEkGxMsWWZ9vKXh3k81Q-M-j932V3jGhAN-kjqgoBll6b8
Ladies..... is you would like to prepare your body for a non-surgical birth, you gotta check out this course by my friend Becky Maidansky Lady Bird Physical Therapy

https://lady-bird-pt1.teachable.com/p/birth-preparation-postpartum-recovery-planning
Ever stop to think to yourself:

🔷 Are chiropractors and physical therapists doing the same thing?

🔷If I see one, I don't need to see the other.

🔷I don't want to tell my chiropractor I'm seeing a PT, or, I don't want to tell my PT I'm seeing a chiropractor.
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On Friday, July 31st at 11:15am, I'm excited to partner with Dr. Rebecca Maidansky of Lady Bird Physical Therapy do some myth busting!

Most importantly, we're bringing awareness and education to the benefits of chiropractic care and physical therapy working together as two peas in a pod.
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In an earlier one-on-one conversation we had together, Dr. Rebecca and I agreed that more often than not, there is confusion surrounding who to see... The chiropractor or the physical therapist? 🤔 Even further, we realized that some of this confusion is coming from both of our professions 🙈
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What if we told you that there are major benefits to you and your long-term recovery when seeing us BOTH?! 🤯
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FOLLOW and TUNE IN on Friday at 11:15 AM CST for our IG live conversation on her channel!
Has baby been beating up (loving on) your bladder a little too much lately? Or what if you are postpartum and crossing your legs when you laugh or sneeze? Sound familiar?
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Now is the time to focus on your pelvic floor! I know some amazing pelvic floor specialists at Lady Bird Physical Therapy! Dr. Rebecca Maidansky and Dr. Anissa Akrout are FABULOUS! Take a look at their Instagram page here: Lady Bird Physical Therapy
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Thank you to all of our presenters at the Austin Wellness Moms Summit.

Please reach out to them for more resources and questions and share this with Mommas close to you.

Doula Lindsi Gross from Imagine Doula Services

Midwife Salli Gonzalez from Central Texas Birth Center

Acupuncturist Christanne Spell from River City Wellnesss

Doula Ruth Baileyey from Your Village Consulting and Doula Ruth

Dr. Rebecca Maidansky, PT from Lady Bird Physical Therapy

Dr. Kelsie Keen Davila DCla DC from Keen Family Chiropractic-MaxLiving Health Center

Dayana Bucarello, Doctor of Chiropractic from River City Wellness

Dr. Peter Bjorn, D.C. from River City Wellness

https://www.facebook.com/RiverCityWellness/videos/181679079675909/
We are 5 days away from Austin Wellness Mom's Summit.

Check out the list of experts below.

Which topic are you most excited to about?

Join us live Saturday Morning Here!

https://www.facebook.com/RiverCityWellness/videos/657334005115378/

Keen Family Chiropractic-MaxLiving Health Center
Central Texas Birth Center
Doula Ruth
Dr. Peter Bjorn
Imagine Doula Services
Lady Bird Physical Therapy
POSTPARTUM MOMS! Go check this out...

Join her group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2501819406591427/

Lady Bird Physical Therapy
Hey mamas, about to have a baby or are you in the postpartum period? This group was created by Lady Bird Physical Therapy and it's all about postpartum recovery, what it looks like and how to navigate it WITH community support.
Women's Wednesday! Today we've got part 5 of my interview with Rebecca from Lady Bird Physical Therapy! Today's question: How soon can I go back to running and other high impact exercise after having a baby?
Women's Wednesday! Today we've got part 4 of my interview with Rebecca from Lady Bird Physical Therapy! Today's question: My core feels really weak since having my baby. What exercises should I do?

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

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 10/18/2022

Dry needling for the pelvic floor? Did you know dry needling with or without e-stim can be used for pelvic floor conditions like:

✅urinary urgency
✅urinary frequency
✅pelvic pain

To learn more about dry needling and get answers to the 6 most common questions about dry needling, click to link in our bio for our latest blog post by !

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 10/17/2022

I’ve been waiting for MONTHS to set up our team photos and I am ✨ thrilled ✨that they’re here!! Swipe for a personality shot 😘

Thank you a million to 📷

10/11/2022

I’m not sure if they’re a 90s boy band or recess bullies but I do know they love a photo op and they’re some badass pelvic floor PTs🤟🏻🤟🏻

10/05/2022

One of our values at Lady Bird is continuous learning. Making sure we’re providing better care a year from now than we are today is the forever goal. That’s why Wednesdays are my favorite days 🪩

Repost from

On Wednesdays we wear our clinical excellence hat! On tap this week at is complex case conversations!

The goal with these meetings is to create space to discuss our caseload. Our team has worked hard to build a safe container for open hearted discussions. We lean on each other for ideas and support.

I learn something new each time we meet as a team.

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 10/04/2022

Whether or not we like it, birth is political and in the United States, birth is also business. Liability risks and malpractice insurance rates impact perinatal care and the way people give birth.

For more on c-section and VBAC history, check out our most recent blog post or join me next Monday for our webinar “Understanding VBACs to Improve Outcomes”. (Link for both in bio!)

10/03/2022

⭐️ Live webinar ⭐️ next Monday!

This webinar is for providers who want to better support their clients exploring va**nal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and for folks interested in pursuing a VBAC. To fully support our clients and ourselves in this journey, it's important to understand the history, the research and the factors at play when assessing VBACs as a choice. This webinar will dive into the following topics:

✅VBAC background info
✅Birth related terms and acronyms to help you navigate research and conversations
✅Common causes of cesareans (planned and unplanned) and repeatable vs non-repeatable factors
✅Benefits and risks of VBACs
✅VBAC candidacy & outcomes
✅Systemic racism & VBACs
✅Physical therapy to support VBACs

➕And we'll leave plenty of time for Q&A at the end.

Join me next Monday!

10/02/2022

This depiction of a pessary supporting the chillest bladder is everything 😂

…but that better be water in their hand because there’s nothing like a bladder irritant pi***ng off your bladder on a lake day😬

your friend has a future in pelvic health comics 🤣🤣

09/23/2022

I’ll say it until it doesn’t need saying. Your pelvic floor does not push your baby out. The only job of the pelvic floor during birth is to move out of the way.

These muscles need to be coordinated and strong to support you throughout pregnancy, they need to be coordinated and flexible to allow baby to pass during birth, they need time to recover postpartum.

Preparing your pelvic floor for birth looks like:
✨breath training
✨hip mobility work
✨pelvic floor muscle relaxation
✨perineal massage
✨push preparation
✨coordination training

For those with weakness, particularly for those who have a history of previous births, it may include pelvic floor strengthening to optimize support throughout pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

09/23/2022

I’ll say it until it doesn’t need saying. Your pelvic floor does not push your baby out. The only job of the pelvic floor during birth is to move out of the way.

These muscles need to be coordinated and strong to support you throughout pregnancy, they need to be coordinated and flexible to allow baby to pass during birth, they need time to recover postpartum.

Preparing your pelvic floor for birth looks like:
✨breath training
✨hip mobility work
✨pelvic floor muscle relaxation
✨perineal massage
✨push preparation
✨coordination training

For those with weakness, particularly for those who have a history of previous births, it may include pelvic floor strengthening to optimize support throughout pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

09/22/2022

⭐️ Upcoming Webinar ⭐️

Pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery all influence the health of your pelvic floor and your pelvic floor plays a HUGE role in your s*xual health! These muscles influence your ability to feel pleasure but can also be the drivers of pain during intimacy.

Fortunately, there is SO much we can do to improve our pelvic health and ability to enjoy s*x after babies!

Join next week to learn about:

✅Relevant vulvar & pelvic floor anatomy so you can better understand your pain

✅The three main causes of pain with intimacy postpartum

✅Tools that can help you manage the causes of your pain

✅Tips & tricks to improve your s*x life!

Link in bio to register and the recording will be available to those who register!

09/21/2022

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Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 09/20/2022

Our pelvic health blog is updated weekly and gives us the opportunity to dive deeper into topics we touch on in Instagram posts.

Swipe through for some of our recents blog posts and head to www.ladybirdpt.com/blog to learn more! You can also find the link in our bio and today’s stories 😘

09/13/2022

⭐️ New on the blog ⭐️

Our very own recently recorded a three part YouTube series on prolapse and part one is now live on our blog! Click the link in our bio to learn more about:

✅what prolapse is
✅common contributing factors
✅common associated symptoms
✅how PT can help

Link in bio and in stories!

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 09/11/2022

Reposting this awesome info from !!

Have you heard of Ella? If you haven’t, heres some (hopefully) digestible information about it! It’s the pill emergency contraception that works better than Plan B, but needs a prescription!

Out of pocket, it is more expensive than Plan B (and I’m not sure about insurance coverage), so typically I prescribe 1 tablet with a couple of refills.

Also, Ella is NOT an abortifacient and is still legal in the state of Texas.

09/10/2022

Too cool not to share 😍 here’s a giant baby in a giant pelvis from somewhere in Italy courtesy of my parents’ euro trip 🐣

08/31/2022

In case you missed the live discussion, the webinar recording is up! I learned so much from listening to these two about the benefits of babywearing and what to watch out for.

Click the blog link in our bio to learn about babywearing with and !

08/30/2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANNON!!

Shannon’s been a Lady Nerd since winter for 2021 and I truly can’t remember a time before she was here. She’s our in-house interior decorator and our resident orthopedic brain. Her down for whatever attitude and positivity always leave a smile in her wake.

Shannon, today we celebrate you being born AND you joining our squad. Happy birthday 🎊🎈🎂

08/22/2022

This is the s**t that gets me riled up at parties, too.

08/19/2022

⭐️⭐️Free webinar alert ⭐️ ⭐️

There are so many benefits to baby wear for both the baby and the parent, from enhancing your connection with your child to just giving you a free hand! But with all the carriers and advice out there, it can be hard to navigate all the information to make the best choices for you and your baby!

Next week, Dr. Jessica Chastka, PT, DPT, WCS and owner of Boost Babies LLC, Dr. Carolyn Zuiker, PT, DPT will be getting together to discuss and learn more about:

💫 Benefits of baby wearing for both baby and parent
👶 How to position baby in carrier for both baby and parent
🚶🏻‍♀️ Proper posture when baby wearing
🐣Range of motion considerations for baby
-Examples of different types of carriers

*Register via link in bio. Recording will be available for all who register.

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 08/17/2022

IG is great for short snippets and quick blurbs but if you want longer form, more detailed answers to your burning pelvic health questions, check out our blog!

Click the 🔗 in our bio to read our new posts and comment below with questions [email protected] answered next month!

08/15/2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNA!!!

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Anna, I’m sorry. Anna joined our team earlier this year after caravanning across the United States from California (don’t worry Austinites, she’s not a CA native). She’s passionate and compassionate, thoughtful and hilarious. We are so lucky to have her on our team, serving the athletes and pelvises of Austin.

Anna, we hope today is fully of delicious snacks, barbells and Ox 🐶 snugs. Everyone wish Anna a happy birthday!

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 08/12/2022

Prolapse terms to know:
✅pelvic organ prolapse
✅cystocele
✅rectocele
✅enterocele
✅urethrocele
✅uterine prolapse

Swipe through to learn what each of these mean. And remember:

Prolapse is common and often successfully treatable with physical therapy. The severity of symptoms is often unrelated to the severity of the actual prolapse. These symptoms tend to improve when folks finish lactating, and surgery is far from the only answer.

Have questions about prolapse? Drop them below!

08/07/2022

It’s a fine line 😂😂 idk about y’all but I needed some levity in my life today

08/06/2022

In honor of world breastfeeding week, I wanted to share one of the best 🌟free 🌟 resources we have for parents navigating their lactation journey.

This interview recording with Sunayana aka Naya | Austin IBCLC] is available on our blog and shared in todays stories. It dives into:

✅Postures and stretches to address back and neck pain with breast/chestfeeding

✅Actionable tips to reduce back pain while feeding your baby in bed

✅Supportive feeding positions in the early postpartum period

✅Alternative positions can you pump and feed in if you have a perineal tear

✅Sunayana’s nice-to-have product recommendations

✅How hormones impact lactation and pelvic floor healing

✅How using a topical estrogen cream impacts milk supply and healing of your pelvic floor postpartum

And for more information on lactation, here are some of my favorite IG resources:
Sunayana aka Naya | Austin IBCLC] (obvs)


.lactation.dietitian

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their phone number. 08/04/2022

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their phone number.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their phone number.

Photos from Lady Bird Physical Therapy's post 08/01/2022

Thank you to all who submitted questions last week! I’ll be working my way through them 😘

The way we walk, stand and breathe can impact our pelvic floor. Our hip mobility, foot positioning and rib cage posture can impact our pelvic floor. Grinding our teeth, sucking in our gut, clenching our butt cheek… it can all impact our pelvic floor.

So can a leg length discrepancy impact our pelvic floor? Short answer? Yes. Long answer? Swipe through to read.

Pelvic floor PTs need to assess the entire body, how we move, how we walk and run. Pelvic health is not just about the va**na.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their address. 07/29/2022

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their address.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their address.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours. 07/29/2022

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours. 07/29/2022

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Lady Bird Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

07/28/2022

Tailbone pain is a royal 👑 pain in the ass. It can happen after a traumatic injury, like birth or falling on your butt. Or it can just kinda sneak up on you one day.

But this sneaky pain is SO treatable. If your tailbone has been talking to you and you’re not sure why, read our new blog post (link in bio) and then call your local pelvic floor PT.

You do not need to live in pain. Have questions about tailbone pain? Leave them below!

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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4419 Frontier Trail, Unit 101
Austin, TX
78704

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 1pm

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