Posts made in February, 2015

Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Pregnancy

Studies show that there are many benefits of an exercise program for the pregnant woman. Besides improving muscle tone, reducing weight gain, and improving cardiovascular fitness, studies also show a reduction in episodes of low back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints. Keeping fit with regular exercise during pregnancy also helps improve flexibility, posture and body mechanics which can further reduce incidence of injury or low back pain, a very common pregnancy complaint. Exercise can be a stress reducer, improves mood, reinforces the principles of deep breathing, and promotes post...

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Post Partum Patient with 9 Finger Diastasis Recti

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Diastasis recti

Undergoing physical therapy with us following delivery of twins and then 2 years later a singleton, this lovely post partum patient’s diastasis recti (separation of the rectus abdominis muscles) has started to close by 2 fingers above, at, and below the umbilicus or navel. We have her in an abdominal binder 24 hours 7 days per week, performing advanced manual therapies, neuromuscular rehabilitation of her core muscles, visceral mobilization, biomechanics and movement re-education, breathing re-education, and prescriptive therapeutic exercises! She is on her way to a full recovery or to...

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Hip Labral Tears

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Labral Tear

The acetabular labrum is the fibrocartilagenous ring lining of the “socket” part of the hip joint. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The labrum functions to absorb shock, lubricate the joint, distribute pressure, and aide in stability. Causes of labral tears include trauma, impingement (also known as femoroacetabular impingement or FAI), hypermobility, dysplasia, and degeneration. Hormonal influences such as during pregnancy or underlying collagen disorders can predispose patients to labral tears. Repetitive rotational sports such as golf or extreme yoga poses can place stress on the hip...

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Pain-free Intercourse Now From a Patient Suffering from Localized Provoked Vestibulodynia/Vulvodynia Under Our Care for 5 Months

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Testimonials, Vulvodynia

Her email… Hi Dr. Pam –I just wanted to share this with you because you’ve been such an important part of my getting better. I was able to have a PAIN FREE experience with the boyfriend – finally! I can successfully say there was a zero on the pain scale (first time in my life) and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Didn’t want to wait to share this until my next appointment with you – it’s too exciting! Thank you so much for all that you’ve done – couldn’t get to this point without you!!! See you soon —...

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Optimizing Labor and Delivery Through Manual Physical Therapy Techniques:

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Pregnancy

Dr. Pamela Morrison just returned from the national physical therapy conference in Indianapolis, Indiana and had presented a 2-hour lecture to physical therapists from around the country on “Optimizing Labor and Delivery Through Manual Physical Therapy Techniques”! She and her staff are experts in this area. By applying manual therapies to the pelvis, labor and delivery can be made more efficient! Releasing tightness around the pelvis, hips, and pelvic floor muscles and realigning joints can improve the pelvic biomechanics quite a bit. She also attended courses on sexual...

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