30Nov, 2017

Kegel Exercises for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor exercises, is a repeated contraction and relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises are named after Dr, Arnold Kegel, who was the first physician to describe this contraction. Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. Are Kegel Exercises hard to perform? According to the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Bump, et al), a study was published during the early 1990’s which reviewed the performance of women doing Kegels after brief verbal instruction. […]

25Nov, 2017

Relieve Migraine Headaches With Physical Therapy

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Did you know that it is guesstimated that 100 million people experience headaches and about 37 million of those have migraines? In fact, Migraines are the 6th most disabling illness in the world with someone being admitted to the emergency room complaining of head pain every 10 seconds. Physical therapy just might be the proper pain relief for headaches and Migraines. What are Migraines? The pain caused from Migraine is more than just a bad headache. Migraines are a genetic neurological disorder in the central nervous system which results in […]

21Oct, 2017

Plantar Fascia and Physical Therapy

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When you wake up in the morning do you experience a stabbing pain near the heel of your foot? What about after prolonged periods of standing? If this is a familiar pain for you please note you are not alone. There are more than 3 Million diagnosed cases per year and approximately one out of 10 people in the US experience this persistent pain that is located on the bottom of the foot called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom […]

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, […]

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 […]