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Cervical Dystonia and Neubie®Direct Current Treatment

2023-09-23T04:51:06-04:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pain Management Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmic torticollis, is considered to be a motor system disorder in which the neuro-functional connections in the brain are affected. This can cause involuntary, often painful muscle contractions and decreased motor control of the cervical spine musculature. Multiple systematic reviews have shown that physical therapy in conjunction with medical intervention including botox injections can have positive impacts on patients with cervical dystonia.  Physical therapy offers a wide variety of treatments for [...]

Endometriosis

2023-09-23T04:59:39-04:00May 19th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Women's Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve ever gone through a menstrual cycle, then chances are you have experienced pain during that cycle at some point in your life. But how many of you have experienced debilitating pain during menstruation that has kept you from getting out of bed for days? Debilitating pain that has caused you to miss school, work, and events with your family or friends? While periods can be painful, particularly during heavier flows, it is not common to have excruciating pain [...]

Vertigo – and How PT Can Help!

2023-06-28T19:46:56-04:00April 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Wellness Articles, Physical Therapy 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 [...]

Male Pelvic Health: Pudendal Neuralgia

2023-09-23T05:11:37-04:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Male Pelvic Health Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pudendal Neuralgia is a painful condition caused by irritation of the pudendal nerve, usually via compression by muscles or ligaments along its pathway in the pelvis.  This irritation causes pain and dysfunction (urinary/bowel and sexual) in both males and females. It is well established that most men wait years before seeking help with pelvic floor issues therefore, this blog will focus on men. The diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia is primarily based on signs and symptoms. Diagnostic tests alone are not [...]

Debunking top 5 Myths:The Pelvic Floor Edition

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

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

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

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

2023-09-25T12:46:21-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Pain Management Articles, Physical Therapy Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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