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“Cupping”: not just for Olympians

Were you watching the Olympics this summer wondering about those red circles on Michael Phelps’ shoulders? Those marks, called "sha," are from an ancient Chinese healing technique known as “cupping.” Cupping has been around for over 5,000 years. … [Continue reading]

What is Somatic Experiencing® and How Does it Heal Trauma/Chronic Pain?

Dr. Sharlene Bird Visits EMH Physical Therapy One of the things I love most about being in the healthcare field is learning from other practitioners. Through my years as a physical therapist treating chronic pain patients, I’ve found that a team … [Continue reading]

Good News!: Sex & Tampons Should Not Cause Pain

Do you find that you have pain and difficulty inserting a tampon? Is it a struggle to allow the Ob/GYN to use a speculum? Have you experienced pain during intercourse? Are you unable to have intercourse due to vaginal muscle spasms? You … [Continue reading]

How to Foam Roll Most Major Muscle Groups in 5-10 Minutes

Don’t you wish you could get a deep tissue massage every day? If you said “yes!” then I highly recommend you make a small investment in your own foam roller. I foam roll every time I go to the gym because it’s the easiest way to self-release all … [Continue reading]

SOLUTIONS FOR CHRONIC PAIN

PAIN IS IN THE BRAIN A staggering 100 million people in the USA suffer with chronic pain, a higher number than those diagnosed with cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  Chronic pain patients suffer because they  feel like they are not believed by … [Continue reading]

Having trouble losing the “Mom Belly” Post Baby?

Why diastasis recti may be your problem and how you may be making it worse...   If you’re doing a million crunches to get your abs back post baby but can’t seem to lose that last little “pooch,” STOP!! You may be experiencing a very … [Continue reading]

What is Fibromyalgia and How Can PT Help?

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome that is composed of a group of symptoms. The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are varied and may include: Musculoskeletal pain that is widespread Fatigue Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders Loss … [Continue reading]

P-A-I-N is a 4 letter word, but so is T-E-A-M

Why a team approach of seeing MD and Physical Therapy under one roof is ideal for treating chronic pain.If you have chronic pelvic, urologic,  sexual pain/dysfunction and can answer "Yes" to this statement: "I’ve been to a number of … [Continue reading]

Onward and Upward: Pilates Guillotine Tower

As many of you know, we recently moved up to the 9th floor to offer our patients larger treatment rooms and a tranquil, glass enclosed exercise space. In this blog, we’d like to introduce you to the latest and greatest addition to our gym, the newly … [Continue reading]

The Mythical Hymen

This week, we'd like you to laugh as you learn about a myths surrounding an a structure of female anatomy and function: The Hymen. What is it? The hymen is an elastic piece of tissue  that lines the inside of vaginal opening. It has an opening that … [Continue reading]