Posts made in March, 2015

Another Successful Vaginal Delivery After Pelvic Realignment Using Advanced Manual Therapies

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Pregnancy

This lovely pregnant patient came to us with low back pain and “sciatica” or pain referring down the back of her leg. Her pain resolved in three sessions when we addressed her pelvic alignment, soft tissue dysfunction with myofascial release and massage, neural tension, issued a home stretching program, and performed neuromuscular re-reeducation techniques with her to her pelvis and lower spine. She had a short and successful labor. She was kind enough to send a picture of her beautiful newborn to share in her happiness! Congrats to her!

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Dr. Pamela Morrison Recently had an Article Published in the Women’s Health Physical Therapy Journal

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Lumbar Spine Dysfunction, Painful Intercourse, Staff Update

Abstract title: The Use of Specific Myofascial Release Techniques by a Physical Therapist to Treat Clitoral Phimosis and Dyspareunia┬áSee abstract. We helped a patient with sexual pain including clitoral pain and painful intercourse who had other concomitant orthopedic problems such as lumbar spine pain and pubic symphysis pain/bone bruise. All of the patient’s pain improved with manual therapies, motor control exercises, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, Integrative Manual Therapy Techniques, and prescriptive exercises including stretching exercises. Making patients and other health...

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Celebrating our office assistant’s, Marie Montulli, 3rd year anniversary in the office! She’s wonderful!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Office News, Staff Update

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Professional Postpartum Musician with Pelvic Pain Gets Relief

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Coccydynia, Lumbar Spine Dysfunction, Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

A 42 year-old professional violinist presented to our clinic with complaints of coccyx pain that began after the birth of her daughter approximately one year ago. During her delivery she received an epidural and induction. Soon after, she began to experience pain in the region of her tailbone or coccyx which worsened with sitting on hard surfaces as well as the floor. During her physical therapy evaluation, she demonstrated sacroiliac (SI) joint and sacral torsion or misalignment as well as multi-level lumbar vertebral segmental dysfunction. Her coccyx was hyper-flexed or drawn under. Right...

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Taping Techniques Effective for Improving Diastasis Recti

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Diastasis recti

Our patient has quite a significant gap between her rectus abdominis muscles after having twins. It has already reduced to 6 fingers width at the umbilicus from 9. Besides manual therapy and therapeutic prescriptive exercises, improving connective tissue laxity can be achieved through taping. Providing support through specific taping can really help reduce the gap and give the patient an added awareness of utilizing those muscles for stabilizing her trunk. She also wears an abdominal binder.

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