If you are female, are approaching menopause or you have gone through it, it’s likely that your care provider has suggested that you obtain a DEXA scan to evaluate your bone mineral density (BMD) and that you have been thinking about ways to keep your bones as strong and healthy as possible. Side note: Men … Continue reading Building Bone Up (Battle Osteoporosis with Exercise)
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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??
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
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!)