20May, 2018

What is a Vestibular Disorder?

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Oklahoma Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that they now offer vestibular rehabilitation. According to research more than 69 million people have experienced vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) has been proven to reduce functional disabilities, control symptoms and improve an individual’s quality of life. What is a vestibular disorder? The vestibular system involves the inner ear and the brain that is responsible for processing sensory information to help with controlling balance and eye movements. Once one of these processing areas become damaged either from an injury or disease, vestibular […]
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25Apr, 2018

Back Pain Treatments

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25% of Americans will experience pain in the lower back within a three-month period of time. Most of the time the pain is mild and will eventually go away. However, there are times when the pain will not disappear, it returns or worsens which tends to cause a decrease in everyday activities. Most back pain is often over treated, leading a patient to have unnecessary surgeries, pain medicines and expensive hospital bills. There is an alternative, physical therapy. Physical therapy is a much more cost-efficient treatment and a better option […]
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3Apr, 2018

Women’s Health and Physical Therapy

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Many women experience pelvic pain as well as urinary and/or bowel incontinence because they suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. This dysfunction is the result of childbirth, pregnancy, chronic coughing, surgery, trauma, chronic constipation as well as aging. At Oklahoma Physical Therapy our women’s health physical therapist can help! A women’s health physical therapists understand how hormones impact a condition, injury or dysfunction as well as the recovery. They also understand that each woman is very different and their concerns can include anything from young athletes to postmenopausal women. For example, […]
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29Mar, 2018

Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions

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Bladder and bowel dysfunctions are a common health problem affecting millions of Americans, mostly women. Due to the symptoms of bladder and bowel dysfunction, those who experience this dysfunction will choose to decrease their physical activity and social interactions. Can Physical Therapy Help? How do I know if I have a bladder or bowel dysfunction? The most common symptoms of bowel disorder are: Gas Diarrhea Bowel frequency, urgency or retention Constipation Rectal and/or abdominal pain Bloating Difficulty with initiation or incontinence Below is a list of the various types of […]
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25Feb, 2018

Women’s Health – Dyspareunia Treatment

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Dyspareunia Treatment Do you experience pain while having sex? Then you may have dyspareunia. Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual activity and affects approximately 10% to 20% of women in the United This condition can easily hinder the relationship a woman has with her partner and at times creates pain at a time when you should be experiencing pleasure. Dyspareunia occurs mostly from tightness in the pelvic floor muscles. Some women experience dyspareunia due to a yeast infection, vaginal dryness or even after childbirth. There are two types […]
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