The Top 8 Health Conditions That Affect Working Moms

Marianne Ryan PT
2 min readFeb 10, 2018


“The demands of work and motherhood have a real impact on your body, but these fixes can help”. Marianne Ryan PT was recently featured in an article by Rachel Rabkin Peachman in the Working Mother website.

Back Pain

The problem: Carrying young kids coupled with long hours sitting at a desk (or with a phone lodged between your ear and shoulder) can lead to muscle tension in the neck, back and shoulders, and disc degeneration.

Lower your risk: “Move as much as you can,” says Marianne Ryan, a physical therapist, mother and author of Baby Bod: Turn Flab to Fab in 12 Weeks Flat. “It’s not only important to avoid the most common slouching positions but also to alternate between several different body positions throughout the day.” So get up every hour and walk around (set an alarm as a reminder), and do neck and shoulder rolls.

Manage it at work: To stretch your upper back from your chair, raise your arms and link your hands together behind your neck. Elbows pointing out, gently arch backwards five times feeling the stretch in your upper body.

Read the full article here Working Mother

MARIANNE RYAN PT, OCS is an award-winning author, physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years’ experience treating prenatal and postpartum women. She is the owner and Clinical Director of Marianne Ryan Physical Therapy in New York City and the creator of the groundbreaking DIY “Baby Bod” program, which is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between medical care and fitness advice. As a leading women’s health expert (and a mom), Marianne is passionate about helping women reclaim their changed bodies, whether they are pregnant, recently took part in the joy of birth or are experiencing the “joy” of menopause. Watch her TEDX video, “What Your Momma Never Told You About Childbirth” at

Originally published at on February 10, 2018.