Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2020-04-07T12:17:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Pain Management|

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 [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

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

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 [...]

Oh Baby! Common Pregnancy Conditions and What Physical Therapists Can Do To Help

2020-04-07T12:24:45-04:00June 10th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Dr. Anisha Drake, PT, DPT, WCS Many of the structures in the body change during pregnancy. As the ligaments stretch, the rectus abdominis muscles split, the organs get moved around, and the brain is finding new and efficient ways to move the body. In the past, much of the complaints pregnant women had during pregnancy were given a sympathetic nod and a promise it would get better. However, new research shows that this is not always the case. Although discomfort [...]

The End of the Line // Colonic Constipation

2020-04-07T12:25:04-04:00October 18th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Nutrition|

Anisha Drake PT, DPT, MCS Constipation is common but rarely talked about. Many are surprised to hear that physical therapy can actually help with this frustrating condition. Before we talk about how PT can help, here are some quick and dirty facts about the end of the track. Constipation can be caused by medication, hormonal changes and even increased stress. People who are chronically constipated can start to experience depression. Continuous straining leads to hemorrhoids, possible prolapse and fissures.   [...]

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