Physical Therapy Articles

The Glutes of the Upper Extremity: Reframing the way we train

2023-12-20T06:52:42-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles, Scoliosis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good friend once told me that your backside is the most important thing to train because it is the last thing someone sees when you leave the room. While that may or may not be true, I am referring to a different pair of glutes…. The glutes of the upper extremity, our Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) If we started viewing and training this muscle like we do the glutes of the lower extremity, we would all be better off. Not [...]

There Is No Simple Ankle Sprain

2023-10-02T11:39:56-04:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever twisted or “rolled” your ankle? If so, then you likely experienced an ankle sprain. It is one of the most common soft tissue injuries in sports, with some studies reporting 23,000 ankle sprains per day in the United States.  80% of ankle sprains, for both athletes and “weekend warriors”, involve the lateral ankle ligaments. So what happens when you twist your ankle? The lateral ligaments (anterior talofibular, posterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments) of the ankle joint are [...]

Cervical Dystonia and Neubie®Direct Current Treatment

2023-09-23T04:51:06-04:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pain Management Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmic torticollis, is considered to be a motor system disorder in which the neuro-functional connections in the brain are affected. This can cause involuntary, often painful muscle contractions and decreased motor control of the cervical spine musculature. Multiple systematic reviews have shown that physical therapy in conjunction with medical intervention including botox injections can have positive impacts on patients with cervical dystonia.  Physical therapy offers a wide variety of treatments for [...]

Endometriosis

2023-09-23T04:59:39-04:00May 19th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve ever gone through a menstrual cycle, then chances are you have experienced pain during that cycle at some point in your life. But how many of you have experienced debilitating pain during menstruation that has kept you from getting out of bed for days? Debilitating pain that has caused you to miss school, work, and events with your family or friends? While periods can be painful, particularly during heavier flows, it is not common to have excruciating pain [...]

Vertigo – and How PT Can Help!

2023-06-28T19:46:56-04:00April 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Vertigo/BPPV? Do you find yourself dizzy when you roll over in bed or when going from a lying to a sitting position? Does the room seem to spin around you? Do you feel unsteady or nauseous after changing position or turning your head?If so, you may have something called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - more commonly known simply as “vertigo”. BPPV (Vertigo)  occurs when the small calcium-carbonate crystals (called otoconia) within your inner ear become dislodged and [...]

Male Pelvic Health: Pudendal Neuralgia

2023-09-23T05:11:37-04:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Male Pelvic Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pudendal Neuralgia is a painful condition caused by irritation of the pudendal nerve, usually via compression by muscles or ligaments along its pathway in the pelvis.  This irritation causes pain and dysfunction (urinary/bowel and sexual) in both males and females. It is well established that most men wait years before seeking help with pelvic floor issues therefore, this blog will focus on men. The diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia is primarily based on signs and symptoms. Diagnostic tests alone are not [...]

Modern Approach for Overcoming Chronic Pain: Cognitive Functional Therapy

2023-12-21T14:43:28-05:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, low back pain, or chronic neck pain that hasn’t improved fully with traditional orthopedic or physical therapy treatment? Is your ability to perform fitness activities, sports activities, or normal daily work activities limited by this pain? Are you ready to explore the modern approaches to dealing with persistent/debilitating pain? Are you a person that has an identified tear, bulge, or degeneration? Have you been told they aren’t a candidate for [...]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

2023-09-25T11:35:13-04:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles, Male Pelvic Health Articles, Women Pelvis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether it’s pelvic pain, discomfort with sex, incontinence, difficulty having a bowel movement, or feelings of fullness or heaviness in your lower abdomen or pelvic region. The signs and symptoms of an pelvic organ prolapse can be extremely overwhelming. Let’s start with the most important question…what exactly is a prolapse? A pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when your pelvic organs move from their original position. It can be due to a multitude of factors including but not limited to:  Weakness [...]

Bladder Health Month: The Truth Behind Voiding Dysfunction

2023-09-25T11:55:25-04:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy Bladder Health Month! No, November is not only about cooking turkey and putting on a football game, it’s also the month we try to spread more awareness about Bladder Health and Urinary dysfunction.  Do you struggle with urinating?  Do you find yourself sitting on the toilet and starting and stopping in the middle of a stream?  Do you find yourself on the other end of the spectrum and you find yourself running to the bathroom every 30 minutes? If [...]

The Artistic Athlete: Physical Therapy for the Performer

2023-09-30T01:36:26-04:00July 13th, 2022|Categories: Performing Arts Medicine Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Physical Therapists News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Performing Arts Medicine?  Performing Arts Medicine is a specialized subset of sports medicine focused on treating and managing conditions unique to dancers, musicians, vocalists, actors, and all other performers. The treatment of performers requires extensive knowledge and background in the demands, culture, and techniques specific to the arts in order to correctly diagnose, treat, and return the performer back to the stage safely and efficiently.  Why is it important to see a provider specializing in Performing Arts Medicine? [...]

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