Should I kegel? Should I not kegel? How do I kegel? I was told to kegel all of the time!! I was told to NEVER kegel because I have tightness. These are some of the statements that I frequently hear from new clients and patients seeking help (and clarification!) for incontinence, prolapse, urge and frequency, … Continue reading To Kegel or Not to Kegel?
Do you feel like you've lost a piece of your identity, happiness, or self-worth? Many people have experienced a loss of identity since the pandemic. With social distancing in place, socializing with others is a challenge, as well as participating in activities once enjoyed. For those people affected by this loss, there is a sense … Continue reading Rediscover Your Happiness And Self-Identity By Finding Your Flow
Susan Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, NBHWC Women often take on the role of caretaker. We take care of our children, our families, our homes, our jobs - one thing we often don't take care of, though, is ourselves. In a 2000 national self-nurture survey conducted by The Thymes Limited, only one-third of the … Continue reading Self Care, High Blood Pressure, and Ensuring Your Heart Health During Menopause
Susan Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, NBHWC Heart health is important for everyone, but it is crucial for women in their menopausal years. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death of women, and this risk increases in women who are menopausal. Menopause is a result of hormonal … Continue reading Keeping Your Heart, Body, and Mind Strong During Menopause
You're lying there in bed. Alert. Staring at the ceiling. The house is quiet. Everyone else is sleeping. "Why can't I just go to sleep?" you start asking yourself, pushing yourself further and further from the rest that you desperately want. If you find yourself in this scenario, stick around. In this article, I'll be … Continue reading 7 Ways To Achieve Better And Longer Sleep
Our mindset can stop us from achieving our goals and accessing our desires in life. Eighty percent of the thoughts that the human brain generates are negative. It doesn’t matter what beliefs or values you have. If you have the wrong mindset, it can limit you and hinder your general sense of happiness. On the … Continue reading Creating Abundance through Gratitude and Receiving
Is Too Little or Too Much Sleep Dangerous To Our Health? Susan Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, NBHWC Finding yourself burning the midnight oil these days trying to get everything done? What time do you go to bed? Do you go to bed at the same time every night, or does it vary depending … Continue reading Is Too Little or Too Much Sleep Dangerous To Our Health?
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.
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!)
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!