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

Back PainFix Your Low Back Pain

Low back pain can originate from different parts of the spine. In order to fix your low back pain, it is helpful to understand the anatomy of the spine. The bony parts of your spine are known as vertebrae. The soft discs between each vertebrae are called intervertebral discs. These discs are kind of like…

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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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