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All Posts By: Liz Hannegan, PT, DPT

Exercise and Endometriosis: Yes, it helps!

Endometriosis is a disorder caused when tissue that normally lines the uterus is found outside of the uterus, often, in the Ovaries, Fallopian tubes and pelvis. During a typical menstrual cycle endometrial tissue thickens to prepare for pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, this lining is shed through menstrual bleeding. Unfortunately, the displaced tissue is still […]

How to Perform a Breast Self Exam

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 cancer deaths in 2017. That is 4,630 new cases and 1,650 deaths every day or 3 new cases and 1 death every minute. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death […]

Mental Health Awareness Month from a Physical Therapist’s Perspective

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and, as physical therapists, we cannot overlook the role depression, anxiety, addiction and personality disorders can play in the rehabilitation process.  In my experience working in the healthcare profession and listening to patients describe their experience in the “system,” a mental health diagnosis comes with a lot of stigma. […]

How A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Can Change Your Life

My interest in pelvic floor therapy started during my third clinical rotation. While I had come prepared to treat chronic low back pain, post surgical conditions, sports injuries and other general orthopedic conditions I had very little knowledge on pelvic floor dysfunction. My clinical instructor was treating a recently married, young woman for pelvic pain […]