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Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Let’s Start the Conversation
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Imagine this: one day you are in the shower and look down to see something that almost looks foreign to you coming out of your vagina. You also have noticed that you leak urine more and have feelings of a pressure feeling in the vaginal area that just doesn’t feel quite right. This scenario may seem crazy, but it is a common narrative I hear as a physical therapist specialized in pelvic health when women have developed a pelvic organ prolapse. Many women do not know what a pelvic organ prolapse is unless they are diagnosed with one, or have learned about the risks of having one through the pregnancy process. It is a condition that is often not talked about among family, friends and colleagues. This is unfortunate because there are many things that can be done to prevent the development of a pelvic organ prolapse, and conservatively manage one that has already developed.…

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Body Mind Spirit Soul
Some Lessons From The Other End: Being a Patient as a Physical Therapist
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Life sometimes throws you curveballs. As physical therapists we are expected to be the image of excellent health and optimal musculoskeletal function. I loved physical therapy school and everything about it. I was an athlete is college and ran at a high level of competition at the University of Miami in FL so it was natural I gravitated towards physical therapy. I was use to taking every task at hand with 100 percent effort non- stop. I wasn’t just a jogger, I was a competitor. If it wasn’t all out then what was the point?   Life had different plans for me though, and these plans are what shaped me into a better physical therapist then if I went on into life without a hitch with my “go hard attitude.” Suddenly after having no pain all through my college track career, I was diagnosed with left sided hip dysplasia shortly after physical therapy school. I…

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Swimming After a Shoulder Injury
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“Now that my shoulder is feeling better can I try swimming?”   This is a question that we hear frequently as physical therapists. Being a New Yorker in the summer months we want to escape the hot and humid city and go to the beach or take a dip in the pool. When these questions come up each case is reviewed on an individual basis and we look at a patient’s current symptoms and progress throughout their course of treatment. Once you have reached this stage where you are ready to try swimming there are considerations and tips to follow.   The Shoulder Joint   The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which allows freedom to move the arm in all directions. The flip side is that this also makes the shoulder joint inherently unstable, imagine a golf ball sitting on a tee. Due to this structure the shoulder ligaments and muscles surrounding the…

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