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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 therapist they...
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
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
Defining integrative care. Integrative care is a term embraced by many practitioners and clinics to describe their approach to patient care.  I won’t attempt to tell you what this new term means to all practitioners in all fields, but I would like to tell you what it means when I care for patients at my own physical therapy practice. In my practice, integrative care means first understanding what you, as the patient, are trying to convey during our first meeting. There is of cours...
Posted on 2017-04-06
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