Posts made in March, 2014

Pelvic Floor Muscles

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

Our pelvic floor muscles perform a range of important functions. They help us maintain continence, help stabilize our pelvis and spine, and play key roles in sexual function and breathing.This is an informative video to help you learn about your pelvic floor musculature! Click here to view video    

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction, Vulvodynia

Physical Therapy for Painful Intercourse Related to Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction and Vulvodynia Sofie has made wonderful progress with physical therapy. Her sessions were comprised of various manual therapies applied to her pelvic girdle, spine, hips, perineum, and pelvic floor muscles. She also utilized a home surface EMG biofeedback unit to learn how to relax and downtrain her overactive pelvic floor muscles. Her first surface EMG test revealed a resting tone of 6.79uv (green line) with many noted spikes or spasms occurring. After 4 months of PT having 1-2 sessions per week, we see a...

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Pregnancy Pain

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Pregnancy

Yesterday we evaluated 3 new pregnant patients. All with different complaints: severe low back pain at 38 weeks, unrelenting rib pain at 20 weeks, and coccyx pain at 39 weeks. These are all common complaints with pregnancy and easily treated once a good biomechanical evaluation has been done. The patient with severe low back pain had an L5 (lumbar vertebrae #5) misalignment and severe quadratus lumborum ( a deep low back muscle) spasms. She was 50% improved after her first session. The patient with rib pain had a dysfunctional breathing pattern, restriction of her respiratory diaphragm...

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Company Philosophy

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Company Philosophy, Office News

We will continue to celebrate women and help them achieve all of their rehab goals with compassion and sincerity for their well being.

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Rib Pain

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Rib Pain

A patient requested that we change the name of the practice to “Magical Physical Therapy” after we corrected her anteriorly subluxed 6th left rib. Her complaints consisted of unabating flank or side pain after a fall in her kitchen off a step stool. She was treated with soft tissue mobilization followed by a seated rib mobilization technique and re-education through deep breathing and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques. She thought her relief was magical! A great day in the office when we help...

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