19Jun, 2017

Pelvic Pain, Also Known as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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One out of every 5 Americans suffer with one type or another of pelvic pain which is also known as pelvic floor dysfunction. Many Americans go untreated as for most the pain has been unidentified. What is Pelvic Floor Pain? The pelvic floor is made of tissues and muscles which form a sling that goes from the pubic bone to the tailbone which assists in supporting the pelvic organs as well as the abdominal organs. This support helps control the bladder, bowels and sexual activity. When the muscles of the […]
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17May, 2017

Technology Disabilities and Physical Therapy

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The age of technology is great as we receive information quicker, we can communicate with our family and friends more frequently and we work more efficiently. However we are beginning to see the effects of technology on our bodies. The more time we spend typing on our keyboards, tapping our screens or thumb scrolling the more we experience fatigue in our neck, aches in our forearms and pain in our thumbs and wrist area. New terms have been created due to our technology ailments; have you heard of digital disabilities? […]
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30Apr, 2017

Opioid Usage and Physical Therapy

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The sale of prescription opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, Methodone and Percocet are rapidly increasing as a way to manage pain. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they have quadrupled in the United States. The opioid usage is now become an epidemic and as of March 2016, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines. Opioid usage is recommended for certain cases including cancer treatment, end of life care, palliative are and some acute care situations but only if properly dosed. There are risks associated with inappropriately […]
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31Mar, 2017

Trigger Point Dry Needling, an Effective Treatment Reducing Soreness and More

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Trigger Point Dry Needling (TrP-DN) is an effective treatment that reduces soreness and tenderness which are associated with trigger points, which are hyperirritable spots in a muscle. This technique is a specialized technique and is creating a buzz in the physical therapy world. At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our therapists effectively treat patients with face, neck, lower back, shoulders, arms, feet and hands utilizing TrP-DN. What is Dry Needling? It is an invasive procedure to desensitize and deactivate trigger points by using an acupuncture needle. A small, disposable yet sterile solid […]
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