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Category: Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

July 10, 2014
Physical Therapy

What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation? Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a therapy program for men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, and/or pain in the pelvic region. This includes: abdominals, buttocks, pelvic floor, tailbone, vagina, rectum, penis or testicles. The pelvic floor muscles are skeletal muscles (muscles under voluntary […]

Fibromyalgia

June 13, 2013
Acupuncture, Physical Therapy

    What is it The hallmark sign of this chronic syndrome is pain, either ongoing or in recurrent flare-ups, which can strike any body part at any intensity. “Some people can live with it; others can’t even work,” says Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Other symptoms […]

Obesity Linked To Pain!

March 12, 2013
Physical Therapy

  A large new study shows that obesity and pain often go hand in hand. That appears to be true even if an obese person is otherwise healthy. Researchers say that begs some questions: Can extra pounds cause pain? If so, how does fat make us hurt?  A slew of chronic conditions that cause pain […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

February 12, 2013
Physical Therapy

  What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the pain of the hand at the palmer area with the involvement of thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of ring finger. It is due to the median nerve repetitive compression injury at the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Median nerve gives you […]

Running Right

November 19, 2012
Physical Therapy

Over the years, I have consulted and treated hundreds of runners, from average joggers to marathoners, professional athletes and high school athletes. Foot and ankle injuries, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, fibularis tendonitis and posterior tibialis strain are the most common we see among this population. Treatment for these types of injuries presents additional challenges […]

Cancer’s Lingering Effect

November 19, 2012
Physical Therapy

A cancer diagnosis is terrifying. The questions, the fear and the concept of facing their own mortality are enough to paralyze even the strongest individual. In the not-so-distant past, the standard treatment protocol was surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or some combination of the three, and that was it. Then the patient played the waiting game to […]

Exercise Boost Immune System

October 15, 2012
Physical Therapy

Moderate exercise such as brisk walking is linked to an increase in the number of T-Cells-which form part of the body’s immune system-circulating in the blood. Exercise raises body temperature, which may also help kill some types of viruses or bacteria. Fitness is also associated with habits that promote overall god health, including good nutrition […]

Understanding Osteoporosis in Men

October 15, 2012
Physical Therapy

    Ten million Americans are estimated to have osteoporosis. Twenty percent of those affected by the disease are men.1 Distinguished by low bone mass and bone-tissue weakening, osteoporosis can cause frailty of the bones and increase a person’s vulnerability to hip, spine and wrist fractures. Because the bones become so weak, a minor fall […]

Avascular Necrosis

July 16, 2012
Physical Therapy

                 (AVN), also known as osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis and ischemic bone necrosis, is when bone tissue does not get adequate blood circulation and begins to die at a faster rate than can be repaired. Approximately 10,000 to 20,000 people develop AVN each year in the United States. Early diagnosis and intervention is the key […]

Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

May 31, 2012
Physical Therapy

The number of pregnant women who experience back pain is somewhere between 50 to 70 percent. The reasons for back pain vary from person to person, but the majority of back pain concerns can be accounted for by one of the following reasons: an increase in hormones a change of the body’s center of gravity […]