August 2021 COVID Update – COR continues to follow COVID safety protocols

Category: Therapist Tips

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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Treating Uterine Prolapse without Surgery

Treating Uterine Prolapse without Surgery: The PFPT Approach

Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is the first step in treating uterine prolapse without surgery. Rigorous research shows a clear benefit of physical therapy as a first-line treatment for specific women’s health issues. In the PFPT approach, the physical therapist gives instruction on muscle strengthening, relaxation, and coordination exercises. Strategies also include manual therapy, biofeedback, and home exercises. What Causes

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High-Quality Postoperative Physical Therapy

The Importance of High-Quality Postoperative Physical Therapy

What a patient does after surgery is almost as crucial as the operation itself. The procedure lasts a few hours, but the rehabilitation takes months. High-quality postoperative physical therapy is crucial for restoring mobility and strength. Therapy only works when done correctly. Improper healing could make the area worse and lead to complications. When referring to post-op PT, providers want

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Cold Laser Therapy to treat pain

Cold Laser Therapy to Treat Pain: Can Exposure to Red Light Promote Healing?

Cold laser therapy to treat pain is a rapidly growing technology used to reduce inflammation and pain. The red light activates the body’s response to increasing tissue repair, healing, and relief. The low-levels of light are not enough to heat body tissue or cause skin damage. When used correctly, this non-invasive, natural treatment is free from damaging side effects. Other

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Out-of-Network Physical Therapy

What Out-of-Network Physical Therapy Means at Churchill Orthopedic

Out-of-Network Physical Therapy can sound scary.  When the PT is not a member of the insurance plan, patients often are required to pay the full amount of a treatment upfront, then are given a ’superbill’ to submit to their insurance. This can mean a couple of things for the patient. One is that they have to wait a period of

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COR’s Essential Personnel Program

Hello Everyone!   Our office re-opened after being closed for approximately two months and during that time we have been developing a performance program to give back to all our essential workers.  Through this program, our team wants to help people who have been dealing with nagging pains that have not been resolved and be relieved with appropriate physical therapy

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Churchill’s New Standard of Care

Hello Churchill Family! We want to be sure you feel safe for your physical therapy visits as our community starts moving again. Some of the steps we are taking include” frequent washing of tables/equipment/handles utilization of masks by everyone in the building adhering to social distancing guidelines having our room sanitized daily Tempature Checks For Patients and Staff  If you have any

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Ways to Reduce Swelling

Ways to Reduce Swelling In our last blog, Dr. Breitinger defined what makes up the components of inflammation. In our next segment, we will briefly discuss ways to control and reduce joint inflammation whether acute (new injury) or chronic (lasting more than one month). First, and most importantly, you need to identify the reason for a swollen joint. Did you

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