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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The Real Story Behind What’s Causing Your Sciatica

Are you confused about why you’ve got Sciatica – and wondering what you can do about it? About 40 percent of Americans suffer from Sciatica at some time in their lives. Unfortunately, it is more common in people as we age.  This blog helps you understand Sciatica – the causes and symptoms, and we explain…

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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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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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Should I Have Surgery to Repair a Tear in My Rotator Cuff?

Rotator Cuff Surgery

“I have been having shoulder pain on and off for several years now. It usually goes away after several weeks but this time the pain is really affecting the quality of my life. After visiting my orthopedic doctor, I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear which was confirmed by an MRI. I have been…

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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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