Anisha Drake

Oh Baby! Common Pregnancy Conditions and What Physical Therapists Can Do To Help

2018-08-03T21:52:06-04:00June 10th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Anisha Drake, Pelvic Floor|

Dr. Anisha Drake, PT, DPT, WCS Many of the structures in the body change during pregnancy. As the ligaments stretch, the rectus abdominis muscles split, the organs get moved around, and the brain is finding new and efficient ways to move the body. In the past, much of the complaints pregnant women had during pregnancy were given a sympathetic nod and a promise it would get better. However, new research shows that this is not always the case. Although discomfort [...]

The End of the Line // Colonic Constipation

2017-10-18T10:01:38-04:00October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Nutrition, Anisha Drake|

Anisha Drake PT, DPT, MCS Constipation is common but rarely talked about. Many are surprised to hear that physical therapy can actually help with this frustrating condition. Before we talk about how PT can help, here are some quick and dirty facts about the end of the track. Constipation can be caused by medication, hormonal changes and even increased stress. People who are chronically constipated can start to experience depression. Continuous straining leads to hemorrhoids, possible prolapse and fissures.   [...]

Gotta Go!

2017-08-22T21:19:52-04:00August 16th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Information, Women's Health, Anisha Drake|

Anisha Drake PT, DPT, MCS Have you ever gotten been hit with a feeling of sudden urgency to run to the bathroom. All the sudden you have to drop everything you have in your hands, dodge obstacles on the way to the bathroom and as you close the bathroom door and try to sit on the toilet, you squeeze your legs to make sure nothing comes out? This common pelvic floor dysfunction is called trigger bladder. It is caused [...]

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Elite Athletes

2017-10-10T09:14:17-04:00March 9th, 2015|Sports Medicine, Anisha Drake|

As many as 45% of elite athletes, including runners and triathletes, experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) during sport activity. [i] A recent study found that 37.4% of triathletes reported SUI, 16% reported urge urinary incontinence, and 28% reported fecal incontinence.[ii] In addition, SUI can be a barrier to physical activity in 50% of women who report symptoms, meaning it also affects daily life.[iii] While common, it is often not discussed and rarely treated. One of the [...]