SI Joint Pain During and After Pregnancy and How PT Helped Me

A true story about pregnancy/postpartum pain – in the patient’s own words: At the very end of my pregnancy I started to have severe low back/hip pain. I didn’t know what it was(sciatica, a strained muscle, hip pain, slipped disc in my back?), but just attributed it to the typical troubles associated with any pregnancy,…

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What is a Pelvic PT and What Can I Expect at My First Treatment?

I love my job and one of the reasons that I do is because I love seeing RESULTS and there’s not too many times that we don’t see results with what I do. The statement I get from a lot of people is “what exactly do you do?”, which is a valid question being that…

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Everyone Has A Different Birth Story- Patient Testimonial

Everyone has a different birth story, but everyone’s birth story is THEIR story. I recently asked a patient to share her story to let other women know about her success with physical therapy. She talked about her struggles, her obstacles, and the challenges that she faced during her pregnancy, but mostly after the delivery of…

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Our therapists at Thrive Physical Therapy recently returned from a weekend course in New Orleans, Louisiana called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA is “a comprehensive assessment used to classify movement patterns and direct manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions.”  During the course, our therapists learned how to bring a patient through a movement…

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