Bending without breaking: Hypermobility disorders and physical therapy

2021-07-21T09:12:55-04:00July 19th, 2021|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Pilates|

“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 [...]

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

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

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 [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 1

2020-04-07T12:17:22-04:00July 25th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

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 [...]

The Role of the Pelvic Floor Muscles in Common Orthopedic Complaints

2020-04-07T12:23:43-04:00May 1st, 2015|Pelvic Floor, Physical Therapy|

The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) refer to a group of muscles inside the pelvis running from the pubic bone to the tailbone and sides of the pelvis. These muscles are most famous for their sphincteric role—meaning they hold back urine and stool. What many people do not realize, however, is that the pelvic floor muscles have other equally important functions. The PFM also work with ligaments and fascia to support the organs of the pelvis, play a crucial role in [...]

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