Month: February 2020

  • Sleep Comfortably During Pregnancy

    Sleep Comfortably During Pregnancy

    Does every position bother you and keep waking you up in the middle of the night? That is very common in the second and third trimester of pregnancy as you are stuck with only one option – the side lying position. There’s a few tricks that can help pregnant moms who are not naturally side […]

  • Trauma – The Hidden Cause?

    Trauma – The Hidden Cause?

    Falling down, getting back up and get back in to the game as kids is cool but what is not cool about that is trauma to any part of the body can have severe consequences few months later or few years later once your body is unable to find any other options to move from […]

  • Post-Surgical Rehab Should Not Be a Cookie-Cutter Approach

    Post-Surgical Rehab Should Not Be a Cookie-Cutter Approach

    Sometimes surgery for orthopaedic conditions is unavoidable.  Have you recently undergone surgery? …Or did you undergo surgery a long time ago and still don’t feel fully restored?   Your surgeon likely gave you a general rehab protocol designed for all and then you underwent standard, one-size-fits-all, “cookie-cutter” physical therapy. If the surgery was unique and […]

  • Close the Gap – Preganancy and Diastasis Recti

    Close the Gap – Preganancy and Diastasis Recti

    Notice a bulge in your abdomen post delivery? It could be diastasis recti, which develops initially post-pregnancy due to lack of strength in your lower abdominal muscles (transverse abdominis, obliques, deep fibers of psoas and quadratus lumborum) that work as a corset to support the anterior structures and lumbo-pelvic spine. In the third trimester as […]

  • Why Your Doctor May Not Recommend Physical Therapy

    Why Your Doctor May Not Recommend Physical Therapy

    There are many instances with common orthopaedic conditions in which a physician (MD) may not suggest physical therapy.  They may even say you shouldn’t go… and I can’t blame them. Many patients have returned to their physician in worse condition after weeks of physical therapy. Why is this?  Standard physical therapy, at times, may consist […]

  • Pregnancy is no excuse for back pain

    Pregnancy is no excuse for back pain

    Pregnant with low back pain? Uncomfortable with being in one position for long? Afraid to keep taking medications because you are worried you’ll hurt the baby? Difficult to continue to function and keep up with physical activities? Back pain during pregnancy is very common. You are going through a lot physiological changes in your body, […]

  • Your Neck Isn’t the Problem

    Your Neck Isn’t the Problem

    Your neck hurts and yet it’s not the problem.  If anything, your neck has been doing a great job of picking up more than its fair share of load and range of motion.  Neck pain results from the neck compensating for other structures in the body.  The structures are not doing their job. Restrictions and […]