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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Becca Lee

Licensed Physical Therapist, PT, DPT // Clinical Director, EW Motion Therapy Trussville // EW Yoga Instructor // EW Motion Therapy Trussville

Women's Health

By: Becca Lee
May 24th, 2024

Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural process, but it has challenges. One often overlooked aspect is the mother's posture during breastfeeding. New moms are nursing up to 8 hours a day, and proper posture can significantly impact both the mother's comfort and the baby's ability to latch correctly. In this guide, we'll explore why good posture is essential during breastfeeding, the negative effects of poor posture, simple strategies for maintaining good posture, and how physical therapy can help enhance posture for breastfeeding mothers.

Pilates

By: Becca Lee
May 12th, 2023

Pilates is a form of exercise that has gained popularity among athletes and fitness enthusiasts in recent years. Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, who believed that mental and physical health were closely connected. Pilates emphasizes core strength, proper breathing, and controlled movements to improve posture, balance, flexibility, and overall physical and mental well-being. All these would benefit athletes, but many may not realize that Pilates would be an excellent wellness practice in addition to regular workout routines. Pilates can be tailored to anyone of any fitness level by a skilled instructor - our Pilates team does this every day for our clients at EW Motion Therapy. Even if you decide not to begin a Pilates practice with us, you can still read on to learn why athletes might not think Pilates is suitable for them, the benefits of Pilates for athletes, and some tips on getting started.

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Physical Therapy

By: Becca Lee
April 7th, 2023

When you get injured, a million thoughts are likely running around your brain and demanding your attention. Once you go to the doctor and they assess the damage, you may have a choice to make. If your injury is musculoskeletal, they will likely recommend you begin with conservative treatment, and if that doesn’t produce results, then a surgical repair. But what is conservative treatment? And do you really need surgery?

Physical Therapy

By: Becca Lee
October 5th, 2022

The different types of imaging equipment available in a hospital or outpatient clinic can be confusing for people not in the medical field. If you get injured and go to the doctor, they can decide the best course of action for your specific injury, but it is always helpful to know about equipment going in. You may wonder whether you will need an MRI, CT scan, or X-ray, and you may not even know the differences between them.

Sports Performance | Personal Training

By: Becca Lee
August 12th, 2022

When you want to begin a new exercise regimen, it can be challenging to narrow down your options. Many communities have many options for personal training, and Trussville is no exception. Trussville has become a thriving city with many breweries, restaurants, and young families. With so many choices for personal training facilities, how do you decide which facility is the best for your exercise journey?

Physical Therapy

By: Becca Lee
March 9th, 2022

When you have an injury and want relief, it can be challenging to narrow down your options. Many communities have a plethora of options for physical therapy, and Trussville is no exception. Just about a half-hour drive from downtown Birmingham, Trussville has become a thriving community, with many locally-owned and operated businesses. With so many choices of clinics in the area, how do you decide which one to visit for your physical therapy treatment?

Physical Therapy

By: Becca Lee
October 18th, 2021

There are age restrictions on many things in life, like purchasing alcohol, qualifying for certain insurance benefits, and driving a car. You may think that physical therapy has an age limit, that the treatment only applies to athletes improving performance or recovering from an injury. If you feel this way, and either your child or your parent seems to need physical therapy, you may not even investigate it as an option due to their age. But the truth is that regardless of age, physical therapy may be the best treatment available for their condition.