Anatomy

Debunking top 5 Myths:The Pelvic Floor Edition

2023-09-30T01:28:20-04:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapists News, Pelvic Floor Articles, Women's Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Body Myths: The Pelvic Floor Edition We get a lot of information about our bodies from all sorts of sources today (your Instagram feed, the news, and even your friendly neighbor who’s been on “WebMD” a few too many times…) So what is the truth and what is a myth? We will start with the “Pelvic Floor” which remains a mystery to MANY of us. So let's set the record straight:  “Wetting yourself with every sneeze, cough, or belly laugh, that’s [...]

Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Literal Pain in the Butt

2021-10-14T05:43:52-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

No, I am not talking about your friend, partner, or mother-in-law... I mean is the pain in your butt that has never felt quite right since you tweaked it way back when. What is a hamstring injury? Do you have generalized discomfort or an achy sensation when you strike the ground while walking or running, during or after a workout, or even when you sit? Your hamstrings are the muscles along the back of your thigh that run from your [...]

The Diaphragm and The Pelvic Floor: A Dynamic Duo

2021-07-21T09:11:11-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Everyone’s got one... a pelvic floor.   What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that sit inside the pelvis that we often forget to talk about. However, the pelvic floor is an integral part of our “anticipatory core.” The anticipatory core is made of the deep abdominals, deep muscles of the spine, and the pelvic floor. It allows our body to prepare for motion and creates stability within our trunk... Without these subconscious, [...]

Bouncing “Back”

2024-05-13T16:50:16-04:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tennis season is upon us in Atlanta albeit it will look a little different this year. If you are wanting to get back out on the court this Spring, now is the time to see your physical therapist for a tune-up so you are ready to play without risking injury. For those of you who have been working from home, on Zoom calls, sitting in a chair for the last year, you may feel tighter than usual and may already [...]

Do You Know Your Vulva?

2020-12-03T13:04:50-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you Know your Vulva? Anatomical names are important! This post is specifically for the ladies, or anyone with a vulva… which is different from a vagina! The vulva is the name of the outer portion of genitalia in which the vagina sits.  According to this article from the New York Post, up to 46% of American women surveyed couldn’t point out their cervix, and 57% couldn’t identify the uterus. Only one in 10 were able to correctly complete a female reproductive [...]

Blood Flow Restriction

2020-08-27T13:55:24-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blood Flow Restriction: Is It Right For You? Is Blood Flow Restriction right for me? This question has recently become more common as the medical community has become increasingly aware of this powerful treatment modality. In this blog, we will detail Blood Flow Restriction, how it works, and how it might help you rehabilitate from injury or a pain process. What Is Blood Flow Restriction Training?  Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the clinical setting involves the use of a [...]

Risk Factors for ACL Injury

2022-08-08T10:19:14-04:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR AN ACL INJURY As we previously described in the blog ACL Injury in Sport, ACL injuries are an EPIDEMIC!  Step one of tackling any epidemic is to look at the risk factors. In regards to ACL injury, there are non-modifiable risk factors (things we cannot change) and modifiable risk factors (things we can change). Did you know that an athletes risk of initial ACL injury is 1 in 60 to 1 [...]

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-04-07T12:15:15-04:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2020-04-07T12:15:43-04:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2020-04-07T12:16:13-04:00January 26th, 2020|Categories: Women's Health Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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