Recovering from Having Your Baby: Diastasis Recti

This week I had my Six Week follow up after my delivery of Cooper. Overall, I am recovering well, but it comes as no surprise that I have something in common with a lot of women at this point in my recovery…I have Diastasis Recti (DR). Even 6 weeks after my delivery, I still have…

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We Are Much Better Mommas When We Are Taken Care of and Are Feeling Our Best

After sailing through my first pregnancy 3 years ago, I thought that my second one would go pretty much the same way. 39 weeks into pregnancy Number 2 I can say I was wrong. There could be a lot of reasons that this time my experience has been completely different than the first, but one…

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Could Your Headache Really Be Coming From Your Jaw?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the root of many symptoms often attributed to other medical conditions. Grinding or clenching of the jaw as well as locking or popping of the temporomandibular joint is often a sign of dysfunction, which could be causing seemingly unrelated symptoms. If you have been treated for these conditions in the…

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Our Top 3 Tips for a Happier, Healthier Christmas

Hi everyone! We are here from Thrive Physical Therapy to help make your holidays a little more enjoyable. We are bringing you 3 Tips to a Happier, Healthier Christmas. Each year we have people that come into the office with ailments ranging from back pain from spending the day wrapping gifts all the way to…

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3 Things that Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now!

Quick question: How many of you have Googled ‘preventing back pain?’ Yes, we thought so. We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine that might be encouraging back pain? What…

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3 Ways to Put an End to Your Back Pain

Do you have pain after sitting or standing too long? Do you feel stiff and achy in the mornings or have trouble straightening up after getting out of bed? You aren’t alone. Studies show that 80% of Americans will have an episode of back pain in their lifetime.1 In fact, back pain is one of…

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What’s the Best Exercise Program For Me?

Many people want to get healthy and get in shape, but they don’t know where to even start. With summer here and a lot of us getting ready for “Swimsuit Season”, it seems that we have found a little extra motivation to shed a few pounds and look our best. Several times a week I…

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Back Pain: How To Get Back in the Gym (Safely) Within 48 Hours

Last Saturday I was working out (lifting something heavy in an awkward position) and I felt some pain in my low back. It wasn’t excruciating, it just felt like something was pinching. I continued to work out, even though I know I shouldn’t have, and the pain gradually worsened. When the workout was over, that’s…

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Is It Safe to Exercise With a Bad Back?

Let’s talk about exercise and back pain… Last week I had a question asked by one of our patients, Jane, 58, from Lake Charles… And it’s one that we get asked often: “Is it ok to exercise when my back is hurting? I’ve just got into a good routine sticking to the gym and working…

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Exercise: How You Can Stay Active Even In Your 50’s And 60’s!

Quick question: Are there ever any annoying ‘small pains’ in your knees when you’re running or walking?… If not then that’s great! But even so, experiencing slight soreness in your knees is something to keep aware of when exercising regularly, and I’ll tell you why… A patient who has been coming to my clinic for…

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