Let’s talk about Tightness

Tight. A word that I hear a lot from my patients, clients and students. "My muscles feel tight." "I was told that I have pain because I am tight." "I should stretch to decrease my tightness. Right???" Answer. Maybe. It depends. (I know...that answer is miserable. But it's true!!) Tightness is a subjective term. What … Continue reading Let’s talk about Tightness

It’s Fine. But could it be better?

“It’s fine.” Meh. Shrug. “It always feels like this to…. Sit. Stand. Squat. Lift. Run." “I just deal with it. OR, I just don't do it." The other day after teaching a yoga class at Embody, Lisa Minn and I were discussing being “fine.” Settling for “it’s ok.” We see and hear this in classes and … Continue reading It’s Fine. But could it be better?

Movement Matters

People often think that it is strange that Embody Physiotherapy offers so many classes. After all, we are PTs, right? And often people perceive PTs as providing only rehab after injury, illness, or pain.  We don’t find it strange, however, because the PTs at Embody understand that Movement Matters!  Physical Therapists are movement, anatomy, and … Continue reading Movement Matters

Over Active Bladder; Is Your Bladder Truly on overdrive?

The OAB "Gotta Go Dance" affects all genders! “My bladder rules my life! It’s a joke with my friends and family that I know where every bathroom is between here and Timbuktu!” Check “Over Active Bladder (OAB)” on the internet and you will see multiple ads for medications! Let’s consider what OAB is, and some … Continue reading Over Active Bladder; Is Your Bladder Truly on overdrive?

Over Active Bladder; Is Your Bladder Truly on overdrive?

The OAB "Gotta Go Dance" affects all genders! “My bladder rules my life! It’s a joke with my friends and family that I know where every bathroom is between here and Timbuktu!” Check “Over Active Bladder (OAB)” on the internet and you will see multiple ads for medications! Let’s consider what OAB is, and some … Continue reading Over Active Bladder; Is Your Bladder Truly on overdrive?

Are You Ready to Beat Bladder Leakage?

At Embody, we understand that incontinence is related to more than simply weakness in the pelvic floor musculature, “tightness” in the muscles, having a baby, or because of changes related to aging. We look at all of you, and how your trunk (aka “core") and pelvic floor work together. We utilize RUSI (real time ultrasound imaging) to visualize your bladder, your trunk and musculature, and use this as a form of evaluation and feedback as we retrain your muscles. We educate you about anatomy, how your body works together, and how we can retrain.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (or the “Ah-Ha” moment when you see your muscles working!)

RUSI: Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging.  This non-invasive tool allows the Embody Physiotherapists to obtain objective measurements and to visualize deep and superficial muscle and fascial movement and function. It also allows us to evaluate (and retrain) deep pelvic floor function without internal evaluation. Briefly, it allows us to see what your muscles are doing. More importantly, … Continue reading A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (or the “Ah-Ha” moment when you see your muscles working!)

Let’s Hear it for the Guys! Yes, They Have Pelvic Floors!

Men Have a Pelvic Floor?? And PTs Work with Men, TOO?? Yes, Men have a Pelvic Floor. The musculature and function is the same (basically!) as in women. A primary difference is that in the male pelvic floor, there are only 2 passages through, the rectum and in the urethra. The pelvic floor in men, … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Guys! Yes, They Have Pelvic Floors!