Getting an early start on maintaining and improving your balance can pay dividends later in life. So says this article in a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal. Check it out for some great, simple balance tests and exercises you can do anywhere.
As a Physical Therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with many women who suffer from pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. While not every PT has an interest in treating people who experience these complicated and sensitive problems (including painful sex, pain with bowel and bladder functions, and incontinence) I consider it some [...]
The ability of the human body to heal itself is truly amazing. When we get a cut, for example, the body immediately goes to work to repair the area, efficiently knitting itself closed while fighting off infection. I am always astonished - when a scab comes free, or when I peel away a bandage a [...]
In the last few weeks, several of my clients have reported adverse and uncomfortable experiences related to prescription medication. When digging a bit deeper in to their stories, I found that these experiences could potentially have been avoided. Two of these cases in particular illustrated very clearly how important it is that we educate ourselves [...]
Last month, I worked with a young woman who recently took up the art of trapeze. Very fit and active to begin with, she was surprised to find how physically demanding this new activity was, especially on her core and low back. Performing beautiful, well-timed and fluid motions while suspended from her hands, knees or [...]