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3 Tips to Preventing Back Pain

3 Tips to Preventing Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer each year with back pain. While there can be many causes of back pain one major, and preventable, cause of back pain is muscle strain. If you stress or strain your back muscles by using them frequently and repetitively or by asking them to work harder than they are able theyRead 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…

Will My Abdominals Ever Be Normal After Having A Baby?

Will My Abdominals Ever Be Normal After Having A Baby?

Of course they CAN be, but we have to work at those abdominals after having a baby. 9 months of carrying those cuties and it takes work afterwards to get our bodies to a NEW NORMAL!What happens during pregnancy? Abdominals separate in the third trimester of pregnancy to make room for the baby to growRead More…

Concerned About Balance or Falls?

Concerned About Balance or Falls?

The holidays are right around the corner. This is the time of year for gathering and celebration. Many of us travel near or far to see family members and friends. Many of us examine our lives and think about changes to make for the coming year. When getting together with friends and relatives, especially olderRead 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…

Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

With the school year underway, it is crucial for your kids to have a great backpack that does not cause any aches or pains along the spine. Backpacks are getting heavier and heavier each year with the weight of textbooks and things. They are lugging the backpacks onto and off the bus or walking withRead More…

Are You Full Of It?

Are You Full Of It?

Constipation is the #1 gastrointestinal complaint doctors hear each year and accounts for over 2.5 million visits to one’s physician per year. Sadly, $725 million is spent by Americans on over the counter laxatives per year but perhaps there is a simpler fix.What is constipation?Constipation is a condition characterized by: Fewer than 3 bowel movementsRead More…

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

We all know that eating nutritious foods and exercising daily are important for good health, but did you know that SLEEP is just as important for optimal health? With our stressful lives—working longer and more hours per week, keeping up with our kids’ hectic schedules, taking care of aging parents, and our overuse and relianceRead More…

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