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PTSS, Constipation, and How Often Should I poop??

Your colon is your "second brain." Let's get both brains talking nicely to one another! PTSS: Poop Traumatic Stress Syndrome Funny? Got your attention? And perhaps now you are thinking  “Hmmm…could that be me??” Sadly, for those living with constipation, this isn't so funny! This acronym was coined by one of my patients. And I … Continue reading PTSS, Constipation, and How Often Should I poop??

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?

Incontinence. What it’s NOT. What it is. What to do!

People call. They are embarrassed that they have leakage. They are concerned that the only solutions are medications, surgery, or giving in and wearing pads. They are tired of not doing activities, or are tired of having leakage with activities. They want answers and solutions to what is a common....but not normal...problem! When we begin … Continue reading Incontinence. What it’s NOT. What it is. What to do!

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?

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.