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How Do I Know if My Child is Constipated?

How Do I Know if My Child is Constipated?

Constipation is a very common problem for many children. Constipation is one of the top 10 concerns parents take their child to see the pediatrician and account for 25% of all referrals to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. Most parents commonly notice that their child may be exhibiting the signs and symptoms below between the agesRead More…

Back to School Time Again!

Back to School Time Again!

It is back to school time again! As a working mom of five, this statement used to have me skipping down street singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” But this year it comes with a big twist…whether your school is exclusively online learning, a hybrid schedule for online/in-person learning, or you haveRead More…

Why Tummy Time is Important for Your Baby

Why Tummy Time is Important for Your Baby

Spending supervised time on their belly throughout the day is an important part of your baby’s development. Tummy time helps your baby build strength in their upper body, promote trunk stability, and develop head control. These skills are crucial to later developmental skills like rolling, sitting, and crawling. Tummy time also encourages your baby toRead More…

What Is “Tech Neck” and Can It Be Reversed?

What Is “Tech Neck” and Can It Be Reversed?

Have you noticed mild​​​​ to sharp pain in your neck, upper back, or shoulders? Do you feel like your posture is suffering when using handheld devices like your phone or iPad? Are you experiencing more headaches or a decrease in your neck mobility? Do you spend the better part of your day working at yourRead More…

Are Squats Bad for My Knees?

Are Squats Bad for My Knees?

I recently had a very active patient in her early 60’s with complaints of pain in both knees when she performed stairs, walked downhill, and when she moved from sit to stand after sitting for prolonged periods of time. This pain was beginning to affect her ability to be active and ultimately cause her toRead More…

Is Low Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

Is Low Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

Low back pain is the most common complaint among women during pregnancy. In fact, studies have shown that between 50-70% of women experience low back pain at some point during pregnancy. While this may be common, it is NOT normal. Frequently, physicians who treat them say that it is just part of pregnancy and itRead More…

4 Signs Your Pelvic Floor May Not Love Your Love of Running

4 Signs Your Pelvic Floor May Not Love Your Love of Running

My love affair with running began in college as a way to combat the “freshman 15”—a result of late-night snacking while studying. Over the past 20 years, running has become my way of fighting off stress, staying physically and mentally strong, and having enough energy to be present at home and at work. Many ofRead More…

3 Safe Postpartum Exercises

3 Safe Postpartum Exercises

“I just had a baby and would like to begin exercising again but I’m not sure where or how to start…”This is a question we are asked by new mommies all of the time in our physical therapy practice and the best answer is: IT DEPENDS! It depends on: Your delivery method (vaginal versus CesareanRead More…

Who’s the Boss? Your Bladder or Your Brain

Who’s the Boss?  Your Bladder or Your Brain

Do you find yourself peeing multiple times before leaving the house in the morning only to walk into work and head straight to the bathroom? Do you know where every bathroom is located in the stores and places you frequent? Do you often get a strong, sudden, or overwhelming need to urinate? Have you triedRead More…

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