Self-care tips and stretches for busy mums – Lucy Hackney – Ep7

Here is Episode 7 of Oh Mother Where Art Thou, a parenting podcast.

The Barcelona based podcast about life as a parent, what we do for fun and where to go for help!

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Lucy Hackney

ep6lucyphysioLucy Hackney is an English mum of two kids with a welsh boyfriend, they moved to Barcelona 7 years ago. Lucy’s kids were born in UK, they are now 8 and 12 years old.

Lucy is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, she works at Barcelona Well Woman Centre helping all ages relieve their aches and pains and specialises in working with pregnant and postpartum women.

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What we talk about:

  • Lucy’s job as a Physiotherapist, why she started and what she loves about it
  • Family life and birth experiences
  • Your body, preventing issues and fixing problems
    • pre-pregnancy
    • pregnancy
      • What are Kegals and how to do them
      • What is your core
    • postpartum
      • Stretches for mothers who feed their children or use carriers or buggies – all mothers of young children!
      • Diastasis rectus, what it is an how to check for it
      • Hypopressive exercises and Mamifit
      • Examples of self neglect
  • Real Mum Questions
  • Advice for new mums in Barcelona
  • Lucy tells us to look after ourselves!


Links and recommendations

Barcelona Physiotherapy – Lucy qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 from the University of East London in the UK. She worked for the National Health Service across various London hospitals until 2007 when she began working in the private sector. In 2012 she moved to Barcelona with her family and more recently set up Barcelona Physiotherapy.

Well Woman Centre – Barcelona Well Woman Centre was founded in 2009 by Uby Muñoz, an Acupuncturist whose focus is on fertility. The centre has since then expanded to include a team of highly-qualified international health and wellness professionals from a variety of backgrounds making it the holistic and light-filled oasis that it is today.

Mamifit -MAMIfit offer a wide range of training and fitness services for women who want to get in shape before, during and after pregnancy. What makes MAMIfit unique is the fact that mothers can exercise without having to separate from their babies, as well as share experiences and similar situations with other women.

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