Laura Glazebrook

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-02-25T15:35:25-05:00February 25th, 2020|Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

Considerations After a C-Section & When to Get Help! The c-section scar is a specific type of scar that is very familiar to many American moms (statistically about 30%), yet it doesn’t get a lot of attention. Our c-section scars will continue to tighten and change over time, regardless of how old they are, and tight scars can create a whole host of problems. Some women with c-section scars can go for years without having any problems but will notice [...]

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

2020-02-25T12:50:51-05:00February 20th, 2020|Uncategorized, Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

We all know of people in our lives who are “double jointed”. It’s a fun party trick for school aged kids, being able to bend arms and fingers in an unnatural way. But as we age, hypermobility, which is excessive movement in the joints, isn't so fun and can cause pain and dysfunction especially in the spine, hips, and pelvic floor. Hypermobility Hypermobility is often a genetic issue within the collagen of the connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. The [...]

Scar Mobilization: What you need to know

2020-01-26T13:25:36-05:00January 26th, 2020|Uncategorized, Laura Glazebrook|

The body is really a phenomenal system that has the unique ability to completely rebuild our tissues when we get injured, biologically stitching our wounds back together. It’s quite amazing! The special cells that lay down the collagen to create a scar do a fantastic job of closing the body off from the unforgiving world. The problem is that the collagen fibers don’t get laid down in a very organized fashion (think of a string of Christmas lights that mysteriously [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 3

2019-09-25T14:48:28-04:00September 25th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

Welcome back! We’ve spent the last two blogs introducing the mystical Postpartum period, specifically Diastasis Recti and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Today, we discuss two more issues that you maybe haven’t heard so much about, but that can occur and could cause pain and dysfunction down the line.  Number 3 → Dysfunctional Scar Following a c-section, there will be a scar across the suprapubic region. You can also tear or have an episiotomy during a vaginal birth, which would leave a [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2019-08-13T15:25:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Pain Management, Laura Glazebrook|

Hello again, ladies! Our last blog on this topic introduced you to postpartum recovery and how Physical Therapists can bridge the disconnect between what we know and what we don’t regarding normal recovery. In this post, we will delve into two conditions that you may have heard of or even experienced before,  how they can affect you, and how to get help.  Number 1→ Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (otherwise known as Diastasis) Diastasis occurs when the rectus abdominis, or the “6 [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 1

2019-07-25T22:57:46-04:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Laura Glazebrook|

A series for all moms! This is the first of a series about postpartum recovery, some issues that may arise from pregnancy or childbirth, and a handbook to knowing what is normal and when to seek help. Okay, ladies, let’s go back to school! Motherhood is a wild and crazy adventure, and the very beginning of the adventure is definitely the most confusing. The market is flooded with information on what happens to the baby immediately postpartum, but very little [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

2019-06-05T12:54:54-04:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized, Laura Glazebrook|

The Questions No One Is Asking No one dreams of finding themselves here, but every year it happens to thousands more. A catastrophic injury. An unthinkable diagnosis. Your life is turned upside down, and you have to find some way to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Sometimes the initial rehab experience is overwhelmingly devoted to figuring out new ways to move, rebuilding strength or learning how to adapt to normal activities of daily living. This process may take weeks [...]

Spinal Cord Injury: How PTs Can Help

2019-05-01T22:31:33-04:00May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized, Neuro Rehab, Laura Glazebrook|

The Many Faces of Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is defined as damage to the spinal cord causing temporary or permanent changes in its function.  The spinal cord is a wonderfully complex structure, which controls so many things in our bodies, and an injury can vary widely based on where the injury occurred. Cervical spinal cord injuries typically affect a larger proportion of the body, which can include arm function, thoracic typically the trunk muscles and lumbar [...]

Let’s Talk Multiple Sclerosis

2019-05-01T18:03:32-04:00May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized, Neuro Rehab, Laura Glazebrook|

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a type of auto-immune disease in which the body attacks the nerves that make up the central nervous system (CNS), typically affecting the brain and spinal cord. Over 2 million people worldwide are affected by MS, and data from the National MS Society suggests over 1 million adults over 18 in the United States are living with the disease. The disease process includes damaging myelin, which is the protective substance that [...]