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]

SHOULDER PAIN SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

Have you ever injured your shoulder? There are many diagnoses that your doctor can give you and some of the terminology they use can be confusing or even scary!  For example, “rotator cuff strain”, “subacromial impingement”,” bursitis”,” labral tear” … [Continue reading]