Wellness Articles

Blog posts focusing on wellness.

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 [...]

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: Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Sports Medicine Articles, Wellness Articles, Performing Arts Medicine Articles|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? [...]

Bending without breaking: Hypermobility disorders and physical therapy

2023-12-21T14:24:37-05:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pilates Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Hypermobility,” is a term we like to throw around in all types of ways. For many people, it means casually bringing your leg over your head in yoga class or twisting your body into a pretzel-like Cirque Du Soleil performer, but for others, it means chronic pain, frequent injuries, and symptoms that many medical providers will shrug off as “being bendy.” There is a fine line when “flexible” can be more than just limber joints and muscles and may be [...]

Male Pelvic Pain

2022-04-27T07:57:55-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

...it’s more common than you think…and yes, it can be treated! With June being Men's Health Awareness Month, we wanted to bring awareness to a problem that is commonly misdiagnosed. Men with pelvic pain are almost always misdiagnosed as “prostatitis” and are prescribed rounds of antibiotics even though they do not have an infection. More commonly referred to as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) which can present as perineal (pelvic floor) and genital pain. The prevalence of CPPS in the [...]

The Nose Knows Best! The Secrets to Better Breathing

2023-09-30T15:33:16-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is a simple, free, daily action that can positively affect your IMMUNE SYSTEM, MOOD, WEIGHT, and LONGEVITY?  Breathing.  Nasal breathing that is! Mouth breathing causes the tissues in the back of the mouth to become loose and flex inward, making breathing more difficult, creating more...mouth breathing! Nasal breathing naturally tones the soft tissue in the airways, keeping them firm and in shape! Mouth breathing while sleeping allows gravity to close the airway even more as the soft tissues in the [...]

Staying Active With Parkinson’s

2023-12-21T14:46:09-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Wellness Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s so hard to generalize how any individual is affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD) because everyone’s walk can be so different.  Due to the nature of the disease, an individual’s needs and challenges may change as it progresses. As a Physical Therapist (PT), we will partner with you to manage your specific needs now... and as your condition changes over time. Parkinson's Disease & Physical Therapy Parkinson's affects so many areas of life, including motor and non-motor symptoms and Physical [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

2020-04-07T12:17:34-04:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, General Information, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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