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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Kareth Dow

Physical Therapist, PT, DPT, MTC // EW Pilates Instructor // EW CoreAlign Instructor // Certified in Dry Needling // EW Motion Therapy Homewood

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Kareth Dow
June 28th, 2024

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing a sudden urge to urinate that can be difficult to control. While it shares some symptoms with incontinence, OAB is a distinct condition with its own set of challenges and treatment options. In this article, we'll explore the differences between overactive bladder and incontinence, the negative effects of OAB, various treatment options available, and how pelvic floor physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing this condition.

Pilates | Dance

By: Kareth Dow
January 13th, 2024

Dancers are artists and athletes, and their bodies are their instruments. The precision, strength, and grace required in dance demand a holistic approach to training that nurtures the body, enhances performance, and reduces the risk of injury. Pilates, with its focus on core strength, flexibility, and balance, offers dancers a perfect complement to their rigorous training and rehearsal schedules. We love helping our dancers thrive at EW Motion Therapy, working with them to improve performance while reducing their risk of injury. You may decide that our services don’t fit your needs. However, you can still read on as we dive into the myriad benefits of Pilates for dancers, illustrating how it can amplify their artistry and offer practical tips for integrating Pilates into a busy dance life.

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Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Kareth Dow
October 2nd, 2023

Breast cancer is a challenging journey affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Beyond medical treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, there are various supportive approaches to help patients on their path to recovery. Physical therapy is an invaluable resource that plays a vital role in healing the body and mind during breast cancer recovery. In this article, we'll explore how physical therapy can make a significant difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors. We'll delve into a typical treatment plan, the crucial role that physical therapists play in this healing process, and how they can collaborate with other medical professionals during recovery.

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Kareth Dow
August 11th, 2023

Undergoing a mastectomy can be a challenging experience for any woman. Whether to treat breast cancer or reduce its risk, the procedure takes a toll on a person’s physical and emotional health. Physical therapy is indispensable in pursuing a healthy and fulfilling life post-mastectomy, and our team of women’s health experts at EW Motion Therapy is dedicated to helping our post-op patients reduce pain and return to their favorite activities. Even if you choose not to do your physical therapy with us, we still want to delve into the importance of physical therapy after a mastectomy, exploring its benefits, average recovery timeline, and what a comprehensive treatment plan entails.

Physical Therapy

By: Kareth Dow
February 24th, 2023

Arthritis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and is characterized by joint pain and inflammation. There are two main types of arthritis in adults, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. We see arthritis patients at EW Motion Therapy, and we help them manage pain, improve mobility, and strengthen their joints so they can move about their day as needed. Even if you decide our services are not a good fit for you, we still want to explore the differences between these two conditions, their symptoms, and how physical therapy can help.

Physical Therapy

By: Kareth Dow
August 4th, 2022

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?

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Kareth Dow
June 10th, 2022

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?

Physical Therapy

By: Kareth Dow
February 16th, 2022

There are many different reasons someone could get a headache. But before anyone can be treated for a headache, the nature of that headache must be known. For example, 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?

Physical Therapy

By: Kareth Dow
October 18th, 2021

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?”