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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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Physical Therapy for Arthritis

Physical Therapy for Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Living with arthritis can be a nightmare—pain and stiffness prevent you from opening the jelly jar in the morning, or your knees burn as you climb the stairs for bed each night. Fortunately, Physical therapy for arthritis relieves symptoms and slows disease progression. The physical therapist works to alleviate aching, stiff joints through manual therapy, targeted exercises, hot and cold

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Time Spent in Physical Therapy

Increased Time Spent in Physical Therapy Improves Outcomes

The amount of time patients spend with their Physical Therapist makes a huge difference when it comes to healing. Increased time spent in physical therapy sessions correlates with improved recovery rates. Patients have better outcomes when the PT gives time and attention to provide quality care and education. Rehabilitation outcomes and patient satisfaction increase when patients spend more time with

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Benefits of Manual Therapy

The Benefits of Manual Therapy for Patients

Physical therapists employ many hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal symptoms. Benefits of manual therapy include pain reduction and improved range of motion. Manual therapists use their hands to detect subtle changes in a patient’s muscles and joints to evaluate the causes and pain and restricted movement. This intimate approach allows for treatment tailored to each patient. The personalized

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