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Pubic Symphysis Pain

Healing Pubic Symphysis Pain During and After Pregnancy

During pregnancy, many musculoskeletal changes happen in a woman’s body. For example, widening of the pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joints occurs before childbirth. However, the process can cause pubic symphysis pain for some women and impair their activities of daily living. What Causes Pubic Symphysis Pain? The hormone relaxin softens the ligaments and joints to ease labor and delivery. Movement

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Trigger Point Therapy for Runners

3 Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy for Runners

Painful and tender trigger points, which can feel like knots,  may develop in runners from repetitive stress on the muscle fibers. While benign, these trigger points cause discomfort and range of motion issues. Trigger point therapy helps runners manage their pain and learn about the body mechanics behind muscle knots. Trigger point therapy is a minimally invasive way to reduce

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First Pelvic Physical Therapy Appointment

What to Expect from Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointment

It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive before your first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment. You may be wondering what exactly is going to happen. However, physical therapists always want their patients to feel comfortable and at ease. So, if you’re not sure about something, ask! “We want to take the mystery out of it for you and let you

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Running-related Injuries

3 Common Running-related Injuries: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

Runners are prone to acute and chronic injuries due to trauma or repeated strain. Common running-related injuries include issues with the shin, knee cap, and tendons. Novice runners have a significantly higher risk of injuries—about 18 per 1,000 hours of running. In comparison, recreational runners average around eight injuries per 1,000 hours of training. Risk Factors for Running-Related Injuries   The

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Physical Therapy After a C-section

Physical Therapy After a C-section Improves Patient Outcomes

Cesarean section is one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. Women who undergo  c-section often experience low back and pelvic pain. Patients who go to physical therapy after a c-section see significant improvements in recovery. Still, postoperative PT is not standard following abdominal surgery like it is with joint surgery. Research on PT following a C-section  A

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Race Training

Race Training: A Physical Therapist’s Guide for Runners

When you start race training, pay attention to what your body is telling you. Your muscles need time to adapt to the stresses of running. Overly strenuous movement can lead to injury. Proper running form is also essential to injury prevention. If you train well, you’ll race well.  Three Essentials for Race Training 1. Form Paying attention to how you

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Medically-based running analysis

Best Practices for Medically-based Running Analysis in a Physical Therapy Clinic

Running and jogging are excellent forms of exercise that help patients stay healthy—so long as they follow proper techniques. Unfortunately, poor mechanics and an improper balance of strength and flexibility  can contribute to pain and injury. By using a medically-based running analysis, physical therapists can identify factors that can contribute to pain with running. Once we identify the underlying causes,

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diastasis recti abdominis

Baby Belly: Diastasis Recti Abdominis During and After Pregnancy

Women’s bodies are designed to grow and change during pregnancy. The abdominal muscles soften and stretch to accommodate the growing baby. When the connective tissue between the left and right abdomen gets stretched out, we call it diastasis recti abdominis (DRA). Abdominal widening is a natural part of pregnancy, and the muscles slowly come back together after the baby is

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