The human body is about 60% water, and that fluid travels around our body as we move around and perform different activities. Have you ever gotten off of an airplane with swollen ankles? That is a buildup of fluid from sitting for an extended period plus the gravitational forces of the plane. One way liquid travels through our body is through the lymphatic system, which transports excess fluid through our lymph nodes and manages our overall levels. But what happens when this system gets blocked? How can we manage the fluid levels in our bodies?
When you experience pelvic floor pain, it is easy to feel uncomfortable and confused. Most people might only think of the pelvis as the large bone in the abdomen, but in reality, there is an entire network of muscles in and around the pelvis that can cause you pain when not working in sync. So what do you do for pelvic pain? How can you feel better during your daily activities?
It is understood that there are many different reasons someone could get a headache. Before anyone can be treated for a headache, the nature of that headache must be known. Stress can contribute to a headache if your reaction to stress is to tighten the muscles that support your head position. We commonly refer to these as tension headaches, but there are many other reasons you may have a headache. So how do you know you are pursuing the best treatment for your headaches?
For someone wanting to begin physical therapy, the new vocabulary can be confusing. One phrase that is probably new to most people is “manual therapy”. The terminology can cause many to ask questions such as, “What is manual therapy?” “Will my treatment include manual therapy?” “Is manual therapy distinct from physical therapy?” “How do I find a manual therapist?”