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October 23, 2020

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI) is a safe, noninvasive tool used by physical therapists to evaluate and train muscles.  RUSI uses the same technology as ultrasound imaging during pregnancy to create real time images of your muscles working during exercise. Bas...

June 19, 2020

What are “normal” bladder habits? Here are some general guidelines: 

  • Emptying your bladder every 2-4 hours during waking hours

  • Emptying your bladder 0-2 times during sleeping hours (depending on your age)

  • Total trips to urinate in 24 hours should be no mor...

June 19, 2020

Telehealth offers a safe, convenient and efficient way to offer individualized physical therapy guidance and care, face to face, from the comforts of your own home. 

Even prior to COVID-19, telehealth for pelvic rehabilitation was becoming “a thing”. In part, this is be...

November 22, 2019

My entire PT career has been spent working with clients on movement, balance, strength, and agility.  I've used a variety of movement approaches in rehab for my patients and in my own fitness life, everything from weight lifting to yoga to swimming to a variety of card...

October 10, 2019

Most broadly, Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to develop long, lean muscles that work in balance to increase strength, flexibility and muscular endurance.  Pilates is a mind-body exercise performed with a profound inward focus, harnessing the power o...

March 22, 2019

By DeeAnn Dougherty and Betsy Allen

"Engage your quads". This is a common cue used by yoga teachers, but what does it mean? It refers to actively tightening the large quadriceps (quad) muscle on the front of your thigh. Your kneecap (patella) moves upwards toward your h...

January 9, 2019

Happy New Year!  Here’s a little reality: time can get away from us. Unless we are intentional about investing in our future, our future will be here.  Are we ready? Like it or not, we are all on a journey of time and aging. Some of us are early in the journey, while o...

July 16, 2018

Are you having trouble trying to fit your exercises in to your already busy day? Do you find it overwhelming to try to find that 20 to 30 minute block of time, so much so that absolutely none of your exercises get done? Try breaking your exercise routine up into “smal...

June 29, 2018

If you stuff most of your weekly exercise into just two days you have achieved Weekend Warrior status and you may have an increased risk of injury.

Here are some steps you can take to prevent injuries:

Warm up and stretch.  Dynamic stretching for even 10 minutes prior to...

June 13, 2018

Have you ever had a feeling like the room or world around you was spinning? This is called

“vertigo”. It can be caused for many different reasons- under the umbrella diagnosis of a

vestibular disorder.

The inner ear is the main center for both hearing and balance. Balance...

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