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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What is Causing My Dizziness?

How do I know if I have vertigo? Does turning your head while driving make you dizzy? What about getting up from a seated position and instantly feeling dizzy or seeing double? Some of the feelings you will experience are a swimmy feeling in your head, lightheadedness, a heavy head, feeling off-balance, or disequilibrium (or…

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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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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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Five Ways to Feel Better at Work

Are you tired and achy by the end of your workday? Do you frequently get headaches, neck, or back pain after sitting at your desk? If you answered yes, then here are a few tips to improve your work place ergonomics. We spend a significant amount of our day at work and sitting at hour…

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Neck Pain: 3 Things That Can Help You Manage Your Symptoms

Every day, we get to see people in our office that have been suffering from neck pain and stiffness for months or even years! Many people believe they have to live with their symptoms because they have tried things in the past that didn’t work or were told there was nothing that could be done.…

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3 Things That Could Be Causing Your Headache

Do you have mild, nagging headaches or debilitating migraines that limit your ability to perform your daily life duties? Headaches can be problematic when it comes to work duties, child care or hobbies, making concentration difficult. It can also impair your sleep pattern, leading to dangers performing everyday activities such as driving. Medication is normally…

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