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Physical Therapy Can Help Continence Post-Prostatectomy

  During A Prostatectomy During the process of removing the prostate, the surgeons will also remove the bladder neck sphincter, which may affect the nerves and muscles in the area that control the passage of urine from the bladder.  This can result in urinary incontinence. Not every man will experience incontinence after a prostatectomy, but […]

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Vital Signs: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

The last time you saw your doctor, your nurse or medical assistant probably put a blood pressure cuff on your arm and a pulse oximeter on your finger, told you a few numbers, and then typed something in your chart. You probably knew that those gadgets were measuring your vital signs, but maybe you wondered […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Exercising Outside in the Heat

  As we continue to practice social distancing and temperatures continue to rise, exercising outside can become a challenge. It is important to take precautions to avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sunburn when exercising outside. Below are some tips to help you beat the heat and make the most out of your outdoor workouts. DO […]

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Dilator Therapy: What It Is And How It Can Help

  What is Vaginal Dilator Therapy? Vaginal dilator therapy will help to prevent your vagina from becoming too narrow. It can also help keep your vagina elastic. Here is how it will help: Your healthcare provider or physical therapist will assess a full pelvic exam (when a doctor or nurse looks at your vulva and […]

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Returning To Running After Pregnancy

      Until recently there were no international guidelines or standardized practice for health professionals to guide women on return to running postpartum. In 2019, three physiotherapists in the UK published guidelines based on the best available evidence to assist clinicians in guiding women in their return to running.   Highlights of these guidelines […]

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Diastasis Rectus: Symptoms, Treatments And Prevention

  What is diastasis rectus? Diastasis recti is a separation of the connective tissue known as the linea alba, found between the large abdominal muscles known as the rectus abdominis, in the center of your abdomen.  The rectus abdominis runs from the sternum to the pubic bone and the separation can occur anywhere along the […]

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Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): Symptoms and Treatment

  What is stress incontinence? Stress incontinence refers to the leakage of urine when there is increased pressure on the bladder during exercise, sneezing, coughing, lifting, or other activities requiring exertion. Is it normal to leak when you cough and sneeze? It may be common to leak, but it is not normal. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) […]

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The Benefits of Laser Therapy

                                    What is laser therapy? Laser therapy is a form of phototherapy, which involves the use of light energy to promote tissue healing. Our Class IV laser helps us provide safe, non-invasive treatment by delivering this energy directly […]

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