Blog Posts by Dr. Michelle Friedman, DPT – Page 2

The Bridge: The Essential Glute and Core Stabilization Exercise

People often ask me what my favorite exercises are to decrease low back pain. While no one exercise is perfect for everyone, I want to spend some time talking about the bridge. In this article, you’ll learn how bridge works and several variations to try.…

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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…

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6 Simple Stretches for Pelvic Floor Pain and Tightness

There are many causes of pelvic floor spasm and tightness. Sometimes nerve irritation from infection or low back injury can cause the pelvic floor to spasm. Another cause is overuse of the pelvic floor muscles during stabilization of the pelvis during movement. This happens if hip or abdominal muscles are weak and the pelvic floor…

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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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