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Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Leah Lee
December 16th, 2022

Whenever you’re working out, there are probably a few different thoughts going through your mind. You’re trying to remember which rep you’re on, which muscles need to tighten with the exercise you’re doing, and probably thinking about what else you need to get done after your workout. For some athletes, especially women, a constant thought during exercise is whether they are leaking or not. But why can urinary leakage be such a problem during exercise? What can you do to help? 

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Leah Lee
December 9th, 2022

Think about what goes through your mind when you wake up with a large zit on your face. Zits can be annoying, slightly painful, and, most of all, embarrassing. Even though acne is a common skin condition, no one really wants to face the world with a large zit on their face. The desire to forego responsibilities due to embarrassment is called fear avoidance. For those struggling with stress incontinence, fear avoidance is real. You may fear going out in public, exercising, and more due to your dysfunctional pelvic floor. So what can you do about it? Are there solutions that can give you your life back?

Sports Performance | Nutrition | Women's Health | Gymnastics

By: Jon Delk
August 4th, 2022

While being a kid is hard, being a competitive young female athlete can be even more challenging. On top of regular schoolwork, many young athletes train for 25-30 hours per week; whether they realize it or not, this can dramatically affect their mental health. So what can these kids do to stay healthy and competitive? And how can their parents support them through it all? 

Sports Performance | Personal Training | Women's Health | Gymnastics

By: Jon Delk
July 27th, 2022

While being a kid is hard, being a competitive young female athlete can be even more challenging. On top of regular schoolwork, many young athletes train for 25-30 hours per week; whether they realize it or not, this can dramatically affect their health. So what can these kids do to stay healthy and competitive? And how can their parents support them through it all? 

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Katherine Stone
July 7th, 2022

Pregnancy comes with a lot of physical and emotional changes in your body. Your belly grows, your appetite changes, and you may have increased pain in some areas. One common area that can become painful during pregnancy is your back, preventing you from sleeping well and doing the activities you would normally do. So why is back pain so common? And what can you do to help? 

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Leah Lee
June 22nd, 2022

If you have a history of pain or pressure in your lower abdomen or lower back, you could be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Depending on your prolapse stage, the condition can affect your daily life. Who should you go to for help? And what are your treatment options? 

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Kelsey Harms
June 15th, 2022

If you are experiencing issues with incontinence and pain during intercourse or gynecological exams, you might be unsure of where to go for treatment or even what is wrong with you in the first place. Your pelvic floor includes the muscles around your pelvis that provide support and stability, which helps to regulate bladder and bowel function. That muscle network may be the primary culprit responsible for the incontinence or pain you feel. So should you see a doctor or figure out other treatment options you can pursue? 

Physical Therapy | Women's Health

By: Katherine Stone
June 15th, 2022

Trying to get pregnant and going through pregnancy is harder for some women than others. But for any woman, once you get that positive test result, you are met with a deluge of questions, doubts, and excitement. How should you best care for yourself and your baby throughout the different stages of pregnancy? And who should you go to for professional advice? 

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 | Women's Health

By: Katherine Stone
June 8th, 2022

It is easy to get stressed before giving birth to a child, especially your first. You are about to put your body through one of the most physically intense things it can go through, and after that, you are fully responsible for a new baby, who requires your constant attention. At the same time, your own body requires a certain amount of care and attention. How do you prepare yourself for childbirth and optimize your body's physical outcomes?