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. . It’s completely normal to become accustomed to or even attached to your physical therapist. When you get asked to schedule an appointment with someone else, you may be put off or even resistant to the idea. Well, there are good reasons to switch PTs within the same practice that you should know about..   I like my PT. Why should I switch?   This is a question we get asked often in our practice. Every week we hear from patients who want to only see the first therapis...
Posted on 2017-12-07
By Patricia J. Young, PT, MS, DPT  Women and men who complain of constipation and pelvic floor pain often have a lot of things in common. They tighten their diaphragm and flex the muscles between their neck and shoulders. They also tend to grit their teeth and hold their breath. You might say they are in a holding pattern, almost an underlying frozen state. It doesn’t mean they cannot go about daily activities – this tension doesn’t prevent normal movement – but it...
Posted on 2017-11-29
Get to know Rose Wrona, one of the fabulous therapists here at Restore! Rose brings to our practice a wealth of experience, not to mention a warm smile and welcoming demeanor. You may already know that she’s a skilled manual therapist with expertise in both orthopedics and pelvic floor therapy, but here are some things you may have not known about her.   How old were you when you first realized you wanted to become a physical therapist? I was in high school when I decided I wanted ...
Posted on 2017-11-16
By Rose Wrona, PT, MS I’ve come across a few articles lately that have been suggesting that one can simply treat a “Mommy Tummy” with exercise alone. Perhaps a sagging pooch can resolve with exercise, but a true “Mommy Tummy” generally refers to a condition called diastasis recti abdominis or DRA. It sounds like a mouthful, but can be explained simply as the stretching of the connective tissue of the abdomen, or more specifically, the linea alba between the...
Posted on 2017-09-01
Why do I have pelvic pain?. This is a question that can have a simple answer or a pretty complex one.  Understanding the things that can cause pelvic pain allows you to address them in calm, focused manner. When I am referring to pelvic pain, it can mean pain over the bladder, the low back, and the pelvic floor – the muscles that support your organs as well as genitalia and rectum.  Today I would like to focus on the pelvic floor as it is a highly discussed topic on blogs, websi...
Posted on 2017-07-13
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