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Cara Reedy

Licensed Physical Therapist, PT, DPT // CFT-L1 // EW Motion Therapy Meadowbrook/280

Women's Health

By: Cara Reedy
May 3rd, 2024

Labor is one of the most intense experiences a female’s body can endure. While many mothers say that their baby was worth every hour of discomfort, it’s important to go into giving birth knowing which labor positions might work best for your body and potentially help speed up the process. You can determine this with your OB/GYN and a physical therapist toward the end of your pregnancy - we love helping our expecting mothers at EW Motion Therapy figure out effective, comfortable positions for labor. You may decide that our services don’t fit your needs, but you can still read on to learn more about why labor positioning is important, some positions to try, and how physical therapy can help.

Women's Health

By: Cara Reedy
October 27th, 2023

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition that has been steadily gaining awareness, yet many individuals still find themselves unsure about what it entails. While the symptoms can be debilitating, the condition is highly treatable, often without invasive procedures. Physical therapy can often be integral to restoring pelvic floor function - our women’s health team at EW Motion Therapy does this daily for our clients. But even if you decide that our pelvic floor physical therapy doesn’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we define pelvic floor dysfunction, elaborate on the function of the pelvic floor, and explore the various dysfunction symptoms. Lastly, we'll delve into how physical therapy can serve as an effective treatment for this condition.

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Women's Health

By: Cara Reedy
May 19th, 2023

Pelvic floor health is a topic that is often surrounded by myths and misconceptions. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Weakness or dysfunction in these muscles can lead to various health issues, including incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. Pelvic floor physical therapy is often an excellent tool to retrain a dysfunctional pelvic floor - our pelvic specialists do this daily for our clients at EW Motion Therapy. Even if you decide to seek help elsewhere, you can still read on as we explore some common myths and misconceptions surrounding pelvic floor health and provide resources for those experiencing pelvic health problems.

Physical Therapy

By: Cara Reedy
January 13th, 2023

E. Joseph Cossman, entrepreneur and author, once said: “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” Most of us take good sleep for granted until we can no longer seem to have it. You may try staying away from the screens for an hour before bedtime, taking a hot shower, meditation, or even taking melatonin to help your body and mind fall asleep. While these are all excellent bedtime habits to try, you may not know how the position in which you sleep can affect your sleep quality. Some positions are better to sleep in than others, and finding the most comfortable one for you can make all the difference. This article will discuss the dos and don’ts of sleeping positions and why sleep positioning can be so important. With these tips, you can hopefully find your way back to the deep REM sleep your body needs. Good quality sleep is a huge factor in overall health, which we tell each of our clients at EW Motion Therapy. While our services may not fit your needs, we still want to discuss the best positions to rest and find your way to dreamland.

Physical Therapy | Balance | Neurological Recovery

By: Cara Reedy
June 22nd, 2022

When a loved one has a stroke, a million questions go through your mind. Will they ever regain the skills they lost? What doctors will they need to see? And how can I provide the most support?