The Glutes of the Upper Extremity: Reframing the way we train

2023-12-20T06:52:42-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles, Scoliosis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good friend once told me that your backside is the most important thing to train because it is the last thing someone sees when you leave the room. While that may or may not be true, I am referring to a different pair of glutes…. The glutes of the upper extremity, our Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) If we started viewing and training this muscle like we do the glutes of the lower extremity, we would all be better off. Not [...]

Let’s Talk About (Painful) Sex

2023-10-25T09:31:08-04:00October 13th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve all come to normalize pain in our lives in some sense. At some point, you may have sought out therapy for the various aches and pains you’ve experienced, but did you know that pelvic health physical therapy was an option for painful sexual intercourse or dyspareunia? In fact, I can’t keep track of the amount of times I have heard from a patient or a friend who thought it was normal to have pain with sexual intercourse. Statistics show [...]

Endometriosis

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

Modern Approach for Overcoming Chronic Pain: Cognitive Functional Therapy

2023-12-21T14:43:28-05:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, low back pain, or chronic neck pain that hasn’t improved fully with traditional orthopedic or physical therapy treatment? Is your ability to perform fitness activities, sports activities, or normal daily work activities limited by this pain? Are you ready to explore the modern approaches to dealing with persistent/debilitating pain? Are you a person that has an identified tear, bulge, or degeneration? Have you been told they aren’t a candidate for [...]

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 [...]

Lateral Hip Pain: What You Need To Know

2024-05-13T16:53:25-04:00November 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lateral hip pain, traditionally diagnosed as an isolated condition referred to as “trochanteric bursitis”, is now understood to be most commonly associated with Gluteal Tendinopathy. This condition is most prevalent in post-menopausal women (1 in 4 women over the age of 50) but may also occur in younger runners and males. Traditional treatments have been based on a number of false conceptions such as: 1) the problem is primarily inflammatory in nature, 2) the primary issue is the trochanteric bursa [...]

A Cure For Foot and Ankle Pain

2020-10-14T20:39:17-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Redcord/Neurac and Functional Synergistic Muscle Patterning To Cure Foot and Ankle Pain Are you struggling with foot or ankle pain and unsure of what is causing it or how to remedy it?  Have previous treatments failed to help your foot and ankle pain?  Does your pain cause intolerance to walking or limit your sport or recreational activities?  Well, we may have the answer for you! Redcord and The Neurac Method combined with an approach called Functional Synergistic Muscle Patterning may [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

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

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 [...]

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