Blog Posts by Dr. Michelle Friedman, DPT – Page 3

When the Therapist Becomes the Patient: My Guide to Healthy Wrists

Several months ago while on vacation, I had a bad bike accident. I was riding on a rocky, unpaved road and hit a big rock. I went flying off my bike and hit the ground hard! Severe burning and pain to my right hip quickly ensued, but I was able to stand up and walk…

Read More →

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.…

Read More →

Pain: What’s normal and what’s not

As I scroll through social media today, the day after the Broad Street Run, I see a ton of posts about not being able to move. This is my favorite one: Pretty funny,  but I definitely can relate to the sentiment. I’ve run the Broad Street Run 5 times now and consider it a mini…

Read More →

Bras and Back Pain: How correct fit can make a big difference.

Ahh breasts, beautiful but burdensome. Back pain is the number one condition that physical therapists treat and often what we wear (or don’t) under our clothes can have an impact on our posture, and thus, on our back pain. Breasts are heavy! Check out this chart from Wikihow Bra sizes 32A, 30B, 28C = about…

Read More →