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… Continue reading Post-Surgical Rehab Should Not Be a Cookie-Cutter Approach

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… Continue reading Close the Gap – Preganancy and Diastasis Recti

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… Continue reading Why Your Doctor May Not Recommend Physical Therapy

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,… Continue reading Pregnancy is no excuse for back pain