23Jul, 2018

Women’s Health: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Physical Therapy

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal health problem that affects about ten to twenty percent of Americans and occurs in women more than men. IBS, also known as spastic colon, affects the large intestine and creates mild to severe symptoms that last from three days per month to three months per year. What are the symptoms of IBS? IBS symptoms include abdominal pain, constipation, bloating and gas, cramping and diarrhea. Both constipation and diarrhea are the most common symptoms. Bloating and gas generally go away once a bowel movement […]
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15Jul, 2018

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is now being offered by Dr. Jason Manning and Dr. Ben Martin at Oklahoma Physical Therapy. Vestibular Rehab Therapy, also known as VRT, is a special rehabilitation program in which the physical therapist assists with balance issues and dizziness. Vestibular disorders occur when the vestibular system becomes damaged. The vestibular system comprises of the inner ear and the brain and is in charge of processing sensory information which controls balance and eye movements. When the vestibular system becomes damaged you may experience dizziness, nausea, vertigo and […]
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27Jun, 2018

Women’s Health: Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

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Many women experience back pain during pregnancy. In fact, studies show that 50% to 70% experience back pain during pregnancy. While the pain goes away for many women after pregnancy, more than 33% of the women still experience pain a year after pregnancy. Lower back pain during pregnancy is caused from the uterus and baby growing causing the center of gravity to move forward. This gravity pull causes a woman to slump forward. This slumping forward creates poor alignment and over time the shoulders roll forward and creates stress on […]
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15Jun, 2018

Migraines and Physical Therapy

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Approximately 100 million people experience headaches and approximately 37 million of those have migraines. Migraines are the 6th most disabling illnesses in the world with someone being admitted to the emergency room every 10 seconds. Physical therapy has been proven to relieve pain caused by headaches and Migraines. What is the difference between a headache and a Migraine? The pain caused from a Migraine throbs and activity worsens the pain. A headache will probably come on gradually and tends to be more chronic and steady. While there is pain with […]
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29May, 2018

Women’s Health: What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

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Do you have to use the restroom often or urgently? Do you leak urine when jumping or sneezing? You may have what 20% of American women suffer from; pelvic flood dysfunction. Many people go untreated. Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are tight, weak or there is an impairment in the hip joint or even in the lower back. The pelvic floor is made of muscles and tissues that form a sling which goes from the pubic bone to the tailbone. This sling of muscles and tissues […]
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