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 [...]

Tennis Injuries and the Kinetic Chain

2020-04-07T12:00:14-04:00March 15th, 2020|Physical Therapy, Tennis Medicine, Redcord Neurac, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine|

Tennis Injuries & The Kinetic Chain Do you have nagging or recurring injuries that seem to not go away? Tennis elbow, shoulder pain from Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or Impingement Syndrome, low back strains and hip pain are among the most common injuries in tennis players. Injuries can happen because you are training way too much, you are not preparing or recovering properly for tennis, or because you have weaknesses or “weak links” in your kinetic chain that cause undo stress [...]

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-04-07T12:15:15-04:00February 25th, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 3

2020-04-07T12:16:42-04:00September 25th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Welcome back! We’ve spent the last two blogs introducing the mystical Postpartum period, specifically Diastasis Recti and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Today, we discuss two more issues that you maybe haven’t heard so much about, but that can occur and could cause pain and dysfunction down the line.  Number 3 → Dysfunctional Scar Following a c-section, there will be a scar across the suprapubic region. You can also tear or have an episiotomy during a vaginal birth, which would leave a [...]

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 [...]

7 Breathing Benefits: How To Manage Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue & Pain

2020-04-07T12:21:58-04:00November 6th, 2018|Pain Management|

Have you heard that breathing exercises can help relieve chronic pain, stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and fatigue?  There is increasing awareness in our society that breathing exercises can be a useful tool to improve our health and performance.  Research has shown equal effectiveness among various forms of breathing exercises such as 4,7,8 breathing, alternate nostril breathing and yoga breathing.  Even though the evidence is supportive for reducing pain, managing stress and improving sleep many people avoid breathing exercises for a variety [...]

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