17Oct, 2017

Pelvic Floor Myths: Can Physical Therapy Help?

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Many women deal with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and bowel problems. Women experience many types of issues in their life that may cause pelvic floor muscle tension, incoordination and weakness such as childbirth, chronic constipation, pregnancy, surgery, chronic coughing, trauma and aging.  There are also many myths out there about women’s health and we are going to bust and address two of those below. Myth 1: Urinary Incontinence is just a part of getting older Truth: Urinary Incontinence can be a symptom of a larger issue. Have you ever coughed, […]
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19Sep, 2017

What to Expect from your First Visit with Dr. Mackenzie Barnes – Women’s Health Specialist

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It is common for clients to feel some uneasiness about their first treatment session in pelvic floor physical therapy, but our therapist is good at making you feel as comfortable as possible by being a good listener and empathizing with you. Many clients have said and feel the same way you might, so you should not be worried in telling them any stories or worries you may have. Clients come from many walks of life. Their journeys have been longer for some than others and our therapist wants to know […]
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23Aug, 2017

Kegels & Cocktails at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, August 29, 2017

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Hi Ladies of the greater OKC area. How about coming by to learn about: What is a kegel? Is it common to feel like this after pregnancy? Leaking when you sneeze normal? The goal at Kegels and Cocktails is to bring women together to educate and discuss different aspects of women’s health such as pelvic floor pain, incontinence/leakage, feeling of heaviness or organ prolapse. Dr. Benjamin Barenberg, a urogynocologist in Oklahoma City, will be joining us to discuss pelvic floor health as well. If you have any of these questions […]
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14Aug, 2017

Yoga or Physical Therapy for Back Pain?

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With nearly 10 percent of adults in the United States are affected by chronic lower back pain. A greater percentage is found in racial or ethnic minorities and those with lower socioeconomic status. With this many people being affected more and more doctors are looking at other ways besides opioids to help reduce the pain for the patients. Two of those ways are the tried and true physical therapy programs or the up and coming yoga trend. Let’s take a look at both of these alternatives. According to Wikipedia, Physical […]
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23Jul, 2017

How can Physical Therapy help me with my COPD?

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, causes the airways in your lung to lose its normal shape and elasticity and can become inflamed. This creates difficulty in breathing and leads to other problems. COPD is estimated to be the fifth leading cause of death by 2050. Currently it is the tenth most prevalent disease. COPD causes the airways to be less efficient at moving air in and out of your lungs. The most common types of COPD are emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. Emphysema is a condition where the […]
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