Pelvic Health Physical Therapy app Launches November 2013

Watch for the launch of my new app: "Pelvic Health PT, The Hecht Program". Launch Date: November 2013!! Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) affects women (6 out of 10) and men (#'s unknown) and includes painful intercourse (women), painful or lack … [Continue reading]

Good Posture is Key to Healthy Body

Good posture is a key factor in preventing many pelvic, hip, lower back, mid back and neck pain.  If we spend most of our day sitting in a slumped position, our knees crossed, our shoulders  rounded forward and our head  jutting in front of our body, … [Continue reading]

Painfree sexual intercourse during Menopause: Helpful tips by a Pelvic Floor PT

Physical therapists have helped women in menopause return to painfree, satisfying sexual intercourse. These women could experience pain with intercourse, even after rehydrating their vaginal tissues under the guidance of their GYN, due to pelvic … [Continue reading]

Heel Pain in Children (Sever’s Disease) Heals Quickly with Physical Therapy

What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is one of the most common forms of heel pain in children.   Sever’s Disease is located where the lower calf muscles and Achilles tendon attach onto the heel bone,(calcaneus).  It … [Continue reading]

Release Pelvic Pain in 2-3 months with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Many evidence based studies prove that pelvic floor physical therapy is an effective treatment approach for men and women suffering from pelvic pain caused by tight muscles and restricted tissues.  The pelvic floor muscles, namely the levator ani, … [Continue reading]

NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH: YOUR TOP QUESTIONS FOR A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Who Are Licensed Physical Therapists (PT)? Physical Therapists (PT’s) are healthcare providers with a minimum of 7 years of medical education/training, passing their State Education licensing exam, to practice in the profession of physical therapy.  … [Continue reading]

INCONTINENCE AFTER PROSTATE SURGERY IS REVERSED WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

A prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is located just under the bladder and has the urethra traveling thru it.  The urethra is a tube like structure that carries urine from the bladder to the … [Continue reading]

HOW TO HAVE OPTIMUM FUNCTION WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS

What is Osteoarthritis / Why does it occur? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and affects nearly 20 million people in the United States.   Pain associated with OA stems from degeneration within joints, the site where two … [Continue reading]

YOUR “CORE” – HOW TO LOCATE, ACTIVATE YOUR CORE, BE STRONGER AND PREVENT BACK PAIN

Everyone keeps talking about your core: ‘keep your core strong,’ ‘activate your core,’ ‘stabilize your core’ etc.  But what does that really mean?  What IS your core?  How do you REALLY activate it? Your core primarily consists of your transversus … [Continue reading]

PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION / PELVIC FLOOR DYSSYNERGIA

Constipation is a common disorder primary care physicians and gastroenterologists diagnose on a regular basis.   There are many causes, but when constipation is due to “pelvic floor dyssynergia”, which are restricted pelvic floor muscles around the … [Continue reading]