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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

June 20, 2022

Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of foot and heel pain. The condition is the painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the tissue that connects the toes to the heel and runs down the center of the foot. The plantar fascia plays an important role not just in supporting the arches of …

Young Swimmers at Risk for Overtraining Injuries

Young Swimmers at Risk for Overtraining Injuries

June 6, 2022

Across the United States, millions of people participate in competitive swimming. While most of these swimmers were in high school, there are thousands of club swimmers, college swimmers, and master-level swimmers. These millions of swimmers are at an increased risk of injury due to overtraining. What Is Overtraining? Overtraining occurs when an athlete trains too …

12 Myths About Physical Therapy

12 Myths About Physical Therapy

May 27, 2022

People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often …

Pelvic Pain While Walking: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Pelvic Pain While Walking: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

April 29, 2022

Pelvic pain is unfortunately common. Many people will experience pelvic pain either at a certain point in their lifetimes or even throughout their lives. Pelvic pain that occurs while you’re walking can be caused by a variety of different health conditions and in some cases may be preventable. What Causes Pelvic Pain While Walking? If …

Treatment Options for Postpartum Pelvic Pain

Treatment Options for Postpartum Pelvic Pain

December 3, 2021

Having a baby is very stressful on the body. Postpartum recovery can take time and women who have just given birth can experience a wide range of physical conditions. During childbirth, the pelvic muscles and tissues can become damaged, which results in postpartum pelvic pain. Postpartum pelvic pain can impact a woman’s ability to control …

What to Expect During Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

What to Expect During Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

November 26, 2021

Physical therapy is a great treatment option for a lot of different conditions. It can strengthen and stretch muscles and even reduce the reliance on pain medications. However, it’s normal for patients to be nervous before their first physical therapy session. Here’s what you can expect during pelvic floor physical therapy. Check in Just like …

Pilot Study Investigated Pelvic Floor Injury from Childbirth

Pilot Study Investigated Pelvic Floor Injury from Childbirth

November 4, 2021

Childbirth puts a lot of strain on the body. Labor can injure the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in a pelvic floor disorder. Researchers, in a pilot study, investigated the use of ultrasound methods in gauging injury to the pelvic floor caused by childbirth, in particular vaginal delivery, and recovery from that pelvic floor injury. How …

Types of Urinary Incontinence & How to Treat Them

Types of Urinary Incontinence & How to Treat Them

October 12, 2021

In this article 01 Stress Incontinence 02 Functional Incontinence 03 Overflow Incontinence 04 Urge Incontinence 05 Mixed Incontinence Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. It occurs more often as people age but isn’t necessarily a symptom of aging. It’s not something that happens to everyone and it can usually be treated. Urinary incontinence …

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Pelvic Health

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Pelvic Health

October 7, 2021

Your pelvic health impacts the proper functioning of your bladder, your bowels, and your reproductive systems. Poor pelvic health, particularly with the pelvic floor muscles, can have a major negative impact on your ability to control urination and bowel movements and can even cause sex to be painful. For this reason, maintaining good pelvic health …

Post-Partum Women Can Use Video-Based Exercise Program to Help With Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

Post-Partum Women Can Use Video-Based Exercise Program to Help With Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

October 1, 2021

A study performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery, or HSS, finds core exercise video programs online can help women to treat diastasis rectus abdominis. The video program, which was designed by Leah Keller, a certified personal trainer and the founder of Every Mother, offers both prenatal and postnatal fitness courses. The HSS study investigated …

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