The real-world effects of belly braces

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advice for new moms on which type of belly bands are best and how postpartum belly bands help support the abdominal muscles in women
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The real-world effects of belly braces

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The function of a belly brace is to help support the abdominal muscles and to support the back as well. Do they really work? They really work if they are fitted properly and if they are fitting in a way that are training the muscles to go back to where they need to be. You really need some professional advice if you get a standard, over-the-counter one, that's fabulous to start to use. If you are finding that your abs are just not getting back or you are having back pain, you need to seek some advice. There are some other over-the-counter braces that are not widely publicized that a physical therapist can direct you to get the right brace that actually fits you.

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advice for new moms on which type of belly bands are best and how postpartum belly bands help support the abdominal muscles in women

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Deena Goodman, PT

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Deena Poll Goodman, PT, WCS, BCIA-PMDB is the Founder and Director of Goodman Physical Therapy, Inc in West Los Angeles, CA. She is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 22 years of experience specializing in urogynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics, and pelvic health and wellness.  Goodman is one of the first in the nation to have received Board Certification as a Women's Health Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. She treats men and women in her private practice for pelvic and sexual pain issues, and has a passion for helping prenatal and postpartum women get their bodies back in shape. She is internationally recognized for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and developed and implemented many programs during the 12 years she was on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including mom and baby exercise classes. 

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