How To Sleep With Rotator Cuff Pain

Rotator cuff pain can be debilitating. It’s not until you damage the group of muscles in your shoulder that you appreciate what your shoulder facilitates. Getting up, running, partaking in sports, and even walking can suddenly feel excruciating. While rotator cuff pain initially starts as a dull throb, it can quickly worsen and cause further…

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Is Lower Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

Aside from heartburn, indigestion, and pelvic pain (of course), lower back pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from pregnant women.  It’s not easy being pregnant. It’s one of life’s greatest joys, but it also comes with its fair share of physical upset as your body adjusts to its new normal. By…

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What Is Pilates?

If you’ve listened to the Women’s Health: Happy Hour podcast, downloaded the “7 Reasons Why Pilates Will Ease Your Pain And Reshape Your Life” guide, or visited the LEVEL4 Physical Therapy clinic and seen the slightly intimidating Pilates Reformer machines; you’ll know we’re big fans of Pilates. It’s not only our favorite form of exercise…

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What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Are you worried you have a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Some women consider living with pelvic organ prolapse like carrying a bowling ball around in their underwear. It sounds dramatic – if you haven’t experienced it. Still, this description perfectly illustrates the unrelenting pressure and tugging pain inside the vagina that accompanies this common women’s health…

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Why Can’t I Control My Bladder? 

The joy of laughter is one of life’s greatest pleasures, right? Well, not if you’re a woman who can’t control her bladder and suffers from urinary incontinence.  If that’s you, we get it. We know it’s the opposite that is true – laughing is no fun at all, and in extreme cases, the leakage that…

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5 Different Ideas for A Healthier Valentine’s Day

Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now would be the perfect time to start planning what you want to buy for your loved one – so by the time Valentine’s Day comes around, you’re not in trouble! 😉 But the question always is – what do you get? Another cheesy heart-shaped box of chocolates? A…

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How Busy Moms Can Find Time to Exercise

Moms Exercise

Sticking with an exercise routine can be a struggle for anyone, but squeezing in workouts can feel darn near impossible for moms. After all, how are you supposed to find time to work out when you can’t even go to the bathroom undisturbed? And that’s not even considering all of the postpartum issues some moms…

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How to Get a Successful Recovery After C-SECTION (What the doctors don’t tell you!)

C Section

So, you had a C-section (or, as we love to call it, a “Belly Birth” ☺). Information for what to do in the first six weeks is easily accessible– how to be careful lifting and taking it easy, resting, etc. But what do you do for exercise now that your OB/GYN cleared you at that…

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How to Find the Best TRICARE Physical Therapy Provider for You

Tricare

As an active duty or retired military member, it may be hard to find a TRICARE physical therapy provider off base or know what your TRICARE insurance plan does and does not cover. Many active duty military members and their spouses don’t know that they have options when it comes to their healthcare benefits off base! At…

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Breaking the Silence on Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Pain

Hey ladies… Do you have a feeling of increased pressure or a feeling of heaviness in the vaginal or rectal area? Maybe you feel like something is out of place and not quite looking the same down there like it used to. Maybe it scared the daylights out of you when you went to the…

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