Debunking top 5 Myths:The Pelvic Floor Edition

2022-05-10T06:16:17-04:00April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized, Physical Therapists, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

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 [...]

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now – In The Treatment Of Scoliosis

2022-01-11T06:50:11-05:00January 11th, 2022|Scoliosis, Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention|

FOR STARTERS AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT YOUR MOTHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. Listen to her when she tells you to wear your brace or whatever it is for that matter.   I will never forget the day I was told I had to wear a brace. It was a horrible hot heavy piece of plastic. It became a nightly routine to wake up in the middle of the night sweating and chuck the brace across the room. Yes, I was [...]

Knee Pain No More

2021-09-16T08:07:10-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Pain Management|

Is knee pain ruining your swagger?  Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, chondromalacia, or a meniscus tear?  Are you concerned that you’ll need surgery or that you won’t be able to enjoy your favorite activities?  Well, you can jump to the conclusion that there is hope to overcome the difficulty with the right therapeutic approach and knowledge. What about the “damage” that has been seen on x-ray or MRI? Normative studies show about 65% of asymptomatic people above the age [...]

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 [...]

Blood Flow Restriction

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

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 [...]

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

2020-04-07T12:12:56-04:00February 20th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

We have discussed in a few previous blogs that dizziness or imbalance caused by a multitude of conditions can be treated through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, VRT. What is VRT and Does it Really Work? The short answer is that VRT has been shown to improve dizziness and imbalance by improving natural reflexes, utilizing alternative strategies to maintain balance, and getting the body used to irritating motions and environments. VRT looks different for each person because the reason they are dizzy [...]

Misconceptions of Concussion

2020-04-07T12:13:25-04:00February 4th, 2020|Neuro Rehab, Concussion, Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Misconceptions of Concussion Over the last decade, there has been a surge in media coverage on concussions. Every major news network has aired a story on prevalence of concussion in children or the crippling effects of CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in former NFL players. However, after hearing and reading all the new stories, it is apparent that there is a lot of misinformation out there. I mean, A LOT. We hope this blog helps to clear up some common [...]

Vertigo: Are you Dizzy?

2020-04-07T12:13:57-04:00January 29th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Do you get dizzy or feel like the room is spinning when you lay down or attempt to sit up? If so, you may have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Read on to learn more about BPPV and what Physical Therapists can do to help. I Have Crystals Loose In My Head? The answer is you may… but first what are these crystals everyone keeps mentioning? Unfortunately, these crystals are not suitable for jewelry nor do they contain magical qualities. [...]

Dizziness and Imbalance

2020-01-19T21:34:15-05:00January 19th, 2020|Vestibular Rehabilitation|

Dizziness and Imbalance is a sensation that we have all probably experienced at some point in our lifetime. However, when dizziness is no longer a transient feeling after a carnival ride and it impacts our ability to perform normal day to day things like driving, laying in bed, and walking in a grocery store, then it becomes a huge burden. To be clear: dizziness is not always the classic room-spinning sensation. It can also be described as floating, rocking, imbalance, [...]

Spinal Cord Injury: How PTs Can Help

2020-04-07T12:17:58-04:00May 1st, 2019|Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Neuro Rehab|

The Many Faces of Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is defined as damage to the spinal cord causing temporary or permanent changes in its function.  The spinal cord is a wonderfully complex structure, which controls so many things in our bodies, and an injury can vary widely based on where the injury occurred. Cervical spinal cord injuries typically affect a larger proportion of the body, which can include arm function, thoracic typically the trunk muscles and lumbar [...]

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