FEEL LIKE YOURSELF AGAIN
Everybody has a story to tell and at Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy we believe that the path to wellness begins with yours. At the outset, our objective is for each patient to understand the extent of his/her injury on both a medical and personal level. Our therapists will listen to your story, learn about your symptoms and perform an extensive evaluation. Working closely with your referring physician we are committed to empowering our patients to be active participants in their recovery.
During the course of your treatment, we’ll partner with you to establish a wellness program that fuses the latest in treatment methodologies and modern technology. You will always receive the highest quality of care utilizing cutting edge scientific evidence and treatments. At Thrive, our goal is to optimize your return to a healthy, active lifestyle.
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ABDOMINAL WALL MECHANICS AND PT
Have you noticed an increased bulge in your lower abdomen? You know the one…the lower belly pooch that won’t go away regardless of your eating or exercise habits? You’re not alone! We at Thrive are here to help explain why you’re seeing what you’re seeing, and how we can help. The lower abdominal belly bulge is common amongst all persons regardless of gender or age, and is a sign of muscle coordination issues in the abdominal wall. For the purposes of this blog, we are going to use toileting mechanics to illuminate common and treatable abdominal muscle dysfunction that contributes to this belly bulge. Ultimately, bowel and bladder habits tell us a lot about pelvic floor muscles, the abdominal wall, and diaphragm function. For example, in order to eliminate liquid or solid waste, there needs to be a slight increase in abdominal pressure prior to evacuation. This pressure signals to the pelvic floor that it should relax and allow the passage of stool from the rectum or urine from the bladder. This cycle should be fluid. Ideally, one experiences a sensation that suggests that the bowel or bladder needs to empty, goes to the toilet, and easily eliminates waste. It’s like turning on […]
SCHROTH THREE DIMENSIONAL SCOLIOSIS THERAPY
The physical therapy goals in the conservative management of scoliosis include halting curve progression and preventing surgery, addressing spinal pain syndromes, managing respiratory dysfunction, improving aesthetics and body image. In addition to Schroth physical therapists employ an array of manual techniques including joint mobilization, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, crainosacral therapy, visceral mobilization and neuromuscular stretching techniques.
STAY IN THE GAME: KNEE PAIN WITH RUNNING
Knee pain is one of the most common symptoms with running and accounts for about half of running-related injuries. If you are a runner who is experiencing knee symptoms or you are a runner who wants to prevent future injuries, there are several ways you can reduce impact or load on the knee joint. One of the most common causes of movement impairment in running is lack of control or strength of the hip extensors, which can ultimately lead to knee pain.