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What Is the Meeks Method?

posted on: Nov 26th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by Patti Koehler, PT, WCS Everyone has heard of the importance of weight bearing exercise to help build bone density or decrease the rate of bone loss. Weight-bearing exercise is but one piece of a part of a comprehensive treatment approach for osteoporosis. The Meeks Method is an exercise and alignment program developed by Sara […]

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Understanding Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

posted on: Nov 26th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by Patti Koehler, PT, WCS Osteoporosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes thinning of the bones with a reduction in bone mass and bone strength which predisposes one to increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis affects one in two women and one in four men over the age of 60. Osteoporosis is more prevalent than coronary […]

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So, You Had a Baby, Eh?

posted on: Jun 28th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by E. Anne Patron, DPT Once postpartum, it is very beneficial to get checked out by a pelvic floor physical therapist. The birth of a child, though an incredible experience, can be traumatic to the pelvic floor, even if the labor and delivery was normal. No matter if you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, […]

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Physical Therapy Provides Great Relief During Pregnancy

posted on: Jun 28th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by E. Anne Patron, DPT Pregnancy is one of the body’s best examples of resilience. Your body goes through an incredible journey in 40 weeks (give or take) that spans the physical and emotional limits of the human body. Physical therapy can be very helpful before, during, and after pregnancy. Pre-partum and in between pregnancies, […]

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Physical Therapy as First Treatment for Low Back Pain Curbs Opioid Use

posted on: May 30th, 2018 category:community, news, rehabilitation

An excellent article on NPR talks about how physical therapy as the first treatment for lower back pain can help to reduce opioid use and eliminate the need for pricey procedures and surgeries that often don’t help, and can even exacerbate lower back pain. Read the entire article here.

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Men’s Health

posted on: Mar 16th, 2018 category:news, rehabilitation

by Amanda Swearingen, PT, DPT, PRPC An often misunderstood part of the human body which can lead to multiple dysfunctions are the muscles of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that attach to the bottom of the pelvis. They provide several functions including postural and organ support, bowel and bladder […]

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