Why Physical Therapy Can Help With Bladder Leakage

Do you suffer from an overactive bladder or bladder leakage? We describe an overactive bladder (OAB) as a more frequent than “average” urge to urinate throughout the day. People who suffer from this condition tend to wake up and visit the bathroom 3-4 times per night. Sometimes more. And, unfortunately, it can also lead to…

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How Can I Strengthen My Pelvic Floor?

Do you want to learn how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles? Pelvic floor issues are common in both men and women, but because of the effects of childbirth and labor, we do tend to see them more often in women. However, they can and do regularly occur in both sexes at any time, utterly…

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What Causes Painful Sex?

Do you live in fear of painful sex? Is pain during or after sex ruining your sex life? Are you worried about what may be causing it? Any pain or discomfort you feel in the pelvic region, vagina, or labia during or after sex is known as dyspareunia. The word derives from Greek, meaning “difficulty…

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Reduce Back Pain After Pregnancy 

After the birth is over, and your child has been born, you have surely passed the worst discomfort that pregnancy can throw at you. Right?  However, this is not always the case. Some women have more tenderness and irritation coming their way – in the form of postpartum back pain.  The physical changes that cause…

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How Can Therapeutic Massage Help Me?

Do you suffer from chronic pain, recurring headaches, or unwanted stiffness? Would you like to release the tension in your muscles naturally? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that a specific form of massage called therapeutic massage can help you with all those things and more. But how? Let’s find out. More Blogs From the…

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How Physical Therapy Helps With Post-Hysterectomy Pain

  Have you had a hysterectomy or booked in to have one? Are you wondering what to expect and how to heal well afterward? A hysterectomy is the second most common medical procedure for women in the US after the C-Section. Studies reveal that more than 600,000 women undergo this procedure annually across the US.…

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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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