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Category: Health Basics

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation: Supporting Patients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Patients with pelvic floor dysfunction can suffer from incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, and voiding disturbance. These symptoms are signs of complex problems affecting the entire pelvic floor, so clinicians should treat the pelvic unit as a whole rather than isolated organs. For instance, pelvic muscle rehabilitation (PMR) manages pelvic floor dysfunction and associated symptoms.  Pelvic floor physical therapy takes a

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Running-related musculoskeletal injuries

What are the Most Prevalent Running-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries?

Running is a form of exercise that carries many benefits. Unfortunately, many athletes experience running-related musculoskeletal injuries. The vast majority of such injuries are caused by overuse and have a high recurrence rate. A recent systematic review determined that the knee and ankle are the most commonly injured sites. The running-related injuries that occur most frequently include Achilles tendinopathy, medial

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Strength Stability Speed and Skill

The Four S’s of Sports Performance: Strength, Stability, Speed, and Skill

Sports performance is based on an athlete’s technical skills and physical capabilities. Elite athletes want to push their bodies to become faster and stronger. You can hone technical abilities and optimize fitness with targeted conditioning and training. A complete training program includes the following elements of sports performance: strength, stability, speed, and skill. Strength  The adage “use it or lose

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Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Six Situations Treated with Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Many women think only a doctor can treat their pelvic problems. However, women’s health physical therapy offers specialized treatment for various disorders such as prolapse, diastasis recti, and more. Likewise, a therapist trained in pelvic floor physical therapy can help women and men with incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.  1. Urinary Incontinence  Urinary incontinence (UI) can impact women of

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How to Start Running

How to Start Running: A PT’s Guide for Beginners

Running is an excellent exercise for maintaining health and well-being. Whether you have marathon ambitions or want to improve your health, knowing how to start running gets you on the right foot. Keep in mind that every runner is unique. We all have our own goals, skills, and fitness levels. So, be kind to yourself when just starting — don’t

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Following Childbirth

Physical Therapy Treatments for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Following Childbirth

Women have a high risk of developing pelvic floor dysfunction following childbirth. These are complex disorders of the ligaments and muscles that support the pelvic organs. Often, postpartum patients experience weak pelvic muscle tone, leading to further complications. Fortunately, physical therapy can help patients recover faster and improve health outcomes.  Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Following Childbirth  Disabling pelvic floor dysfunction negatively

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Physical Therapy for Runners' Incontinence

Enjoy the Run, Stop the Leakage: Physical Therapy for Runners’ Incontinence

Does going for a jog always make you need to pee? You’re not alone—over 40 percent of female athletes experience urinary incontinence. Fear not! The problem is usually treatable with specifically designed physical therapy for runners’ incontinence.  Let’s Talk about Urinary Incontinence Most women don’t want to talk about leakage. Even though runners’ incontinence is uncomfortable and frustrating, 95% of

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Physical Therapy for Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Bladder After Baby: Physical Therapy for Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Millions of women struggle with incontinence following childbirth. Physical therapy for postpartum urinary incontinence can improve the quality of life for these mothers. For some, pelvic floor dysfunction limits their daily activities, including caring for baby. Many women don’t feel comfortable talking about bladder problems. They try to juggle taking care of a newborn while wearing heavy pads, rushing to

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