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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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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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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Helping Newborns and Mothers Improve Breastfeeding Through Craniosacral Therapy and Integrative Manual Therapy

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pregnancy

Infants sometimes have restrictions in their head, neck, and jaw mobility after traveling through the birth canal or from positioning in the womb.This can impede their ability to open their mouths fully for successful latching for breastfeeding. Craniosacral and Integrative Manual Therapies are very gentle techniques and improve relaxation of these areas to normalize movement of the head, neck, jaw, and tongue. Here we see a great example of one of patients’ newborn latching perfectly after his initial session!  

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Helping Patients Have a Successful VBAC with Manual Physical Therapy!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Pregnancy, Testimonials

One of our pregnant patients had a successful VBAC after we improved her pelvic alignment and mobility, made her stronger, and helped her gain confidence in her body and her abilities! Making room in her pelvis via manual therapies and prescriptive exercises was paramount in getting the baby out of transverse position at one point! Here are her remarks: “I had such a positive experience. I can’t wait to see you at my 6 week post partum appointment and tell you all about it! You were such an integral part of my successful VBAC and I cannot thank you enough. Besides helping me...

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Helping Breech Through Manual Physical Therapy

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Pregnancy

We helped yet another pregnant patient avoid a version and likely cesarean section by performing a series of manual therapies to her pelvis and allowing her baby to correct its breech position. Great day in the office!

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