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Exercise and Endometriosis: Yes, it helps!

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 […]

The cycle of pain

The cycle of pain

Most of us have heard of the term “chronic pain”, but what is it and how do we develop it? Pain officially becomes identified as chronic when it has lasted for more than 3 months, but let’s look into some of the factors involved in chronic pain to try to understand it a little bit […]

Temporomandibular disorder; the mystery diagnosis

Temporomandibular disorder; the mystery diagnosis

Temporomandibular disorder; the mystery diagnosis By Jannick Vielleuse MPT When people think of physical therapy, they tend to think of rehabilitation from injuries from the neck down like rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries or back pain, but did you know that physical therapist also have the expertise to treat jaw pain and other kinds of […]

What Do Physical Therapists do?

What Do Physical Therapists do?

October is National Physical Therapy Month and in recognition I thought I’d address one of the biggest barriers that I’ve encountered as a physical therapist. The problem is that patients, the public, and sometimes friends don’t know exactly what I or other physical therapists do.  Most of what people know about physical therapy comes from […]

The Best Way to Treat Knee Pain

The Best Way to Treat Knee Pain

Knee pain affects 25 % of adults according to the the National Institute of Health. There are many ways to treat knee pain, including medications, injections, and surgery. The latest scientific evidence suggests that the most effective way to treat knee pain is through physical therapy. Physical Therapy uses a individualized holistic approach to treating […]

How to Perform a Breast Self Exam

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 […]

What is the Best Way to Treat Low Back Pain?

What is the Best Way to Treat Low Back Pain?

Back pain affects millions of people each year and is the second most common reason for disability. There are many ways to treat back pain, including medications, injections, and surgery. The latest scientific reviews report that the most effective way to treat low back pain is a multidisciplinary approach that combines exercise, mindfulness training, spinal […]

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