Category Archives: Chronic pain

The Female Athlete Triad: Risks for the Young Female Athlete

Fall sports season is just beginning, and young women today enjoy a huge variety of sport. The many positive physical and psychological benefits of exercise and sports participation are well-known, but can these activities sometimes go too far and cause …
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Exercise and the Fourth Trimester

Our health care system has been slow to address deficiencies in the provision of care to the mother after pregnancy. Awareness of this deficiency is gaining momentum, and the medical community is beginning to embrace the importance of “fourth trimester” …
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Jamie Justice attends course on Sexual Health and Pelvic Pain

Recently, I attended a continuing education class at Marquette University titled Sexual Health and Pelvic Pain: Rehabilitation Strategies for Pelvic Floor Clinicians. I’m always excited to come back and share these experiences with our colleagues. As physical therapists who also …
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Posture: The Key to a Strong Core

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM | FREE Our second installment of the Core Series is coming up on November 8th at 6 pm. In the first session we learned how to use our diaphragm to “turn on” our core …
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Pelvic Floor Muscles: The Five S’s

The pelvic floor muscles are some of the smallest in our body.  But together they create a very important diaphragm that provides a ton of support for our core. Here are the 5 S’s:  Sexual Function During intercourse, the pelvic floor …
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Tuning into Your Body

Whether it’s that “a-ha!” moment many of our physical therapy pateints describe, the sense of peace and rejuvenation many discover through yoga or other exercise, or the mindfulness–being conscious of your own brain’s messages and patterns–that you  practice and hone …
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Core Concepts–Posture: The Key to a Strong Core

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM We had a great turnout for our first workshop in this series all about how the respiratory diaphragm works to “ignite” the core muscles! Now, find out how integral your core is to your …
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Fractured Mind

Several years ago, I had lingering pain in my left ankle and went to a podiatrist to find out the reason. The doctor took an x-ray and discovered bone fragments were causing the pain from several previous ankle injuries.  He …
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Massage Therapy: Beyond Simple Relaxation

The stereotype of people receiving massage therapy for pampering on special occasion is simply that—a stereotype. The truth is massage therapy can have real, lasting benefits on all sorts of ailments from depression to low back pain to migraines to …
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Don’t Wait to Get Your Body Back

Pregnant women often brush off symptoms such as lower back or pelvic pain or bladder issues.  “It comes with the territory; it will go away after I have the baby.”  Pregnancy and postpartum can already be overwhelming. Of course, after …
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