Rediscover Your Happiness And Self-Identity By Finding Your Flow

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

Self Care, High Blood Pressure, and Ensuring Your Heart Health During Menopause

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

Keeping Your Heart, Body, and Mind Strong 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

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!