50-70% of those who are pregnant experience back pain and other complaints. Often, muscle strength and flexibility are not optimal for the childbearing year. It is important to be fit to prepare for these changes to avoid pain and improve function. Women’s health physical therapists have specialized training in changes occurring during a woman’s life … More Avoid Pain and Improve Function
Terminology and Technique for Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation The time has arrived to correctly describe and effectively use the Valsalva maneuver–and the all-important Vaginal Vacuum that can accompany the maneuver–in pelvic floor rehabilitation. How one performs the Valsalva breath holding technique is an important consideration in pelvic floor health and rehabilitation. The Valsalva maneuver was introduced … More Valsalva and the Vaginal Vacuum
Healing and re-training your muscles can be a slow process. 🐌 Every”body” responds differently to therapy and treatments. Our therapists take into consideration your particular goals and how your body is responding to exercises, manual therapies and modalities. Pain and musculoskeletal dysfunctions often contain many layers and may require a multi disciplinary approach. We … More Every”body” is Unique!
Are you pregnant, postpartum or planning to have kids? 👶🏼🧒🏾👶🏿👶🏻 . Don’t miss out on our first Postpartum Strong® workshop of 2019! . Our workshops are a great way to get connected with other moms, learn about your amazing body and have an engaging Q & A time! (All those things you wanted to … More Postpartum Strong® Workshop!
As you may have figured out . . . we are pretty passionate about the pelvic floor. Yes, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, but how does it relate to the pelvic floor? . We know that any condition that causes pain in the pelvic organs (bladder, urethra, uterus, cervix, vagina, rectum) can cause pelvic … More January is Cervical Health Month
Do you notice changes in your body? Are you experiencing aches, pains or weakness that wasn’t there before? . You may feel like this is just your new normal or that there’s so much you can’t control. . Whether you’ve just given birth, are dealing with a sports injury or just want to be stronger … More Heal your body, from the inside out!
Potentially addictive opioid💊 painkillers are often prescribed for chronic pain, but they actually work only slightly better than placebo pills, a new review shows. . The analysis, of 96 clinical trials, found that on average, opioids made only a small difference for people with conditions like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and sciatica. “Opioids should not be a … More The limited role opioids play in treating chronic pain