Diastasis Recti Treatment: Emphasizing an Individualized Approach

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There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach to diastasis recti (DRA) management. Just as no two persons are the same, no two DRAs are either. The separation of the linea alba often times reflects dysfunction, but what generates and perpetuates said dysfunction is different in all people. While this may seem obvious, many people come to me seeking a quick fix, or looking for the internet resource, book, or exercise DVD that will solve all their problems. While there are some wonderful resources out there, ultimately creating an individualized approach to DRA management based on the patient’s unique physical attributes, activity requirements, and goals is the best way to enable healing.

                 

Who Are Physical Therapists, What Do We Do, and How Are We Unique in the Medical Landscape?

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Hello out there, Thrive loyalists.  To those of you who spend much time inside our clinic, you might find this blog topic odd given your familiarity with physical therapy.  That said, I have many times been asked, by persons I’m in process of evaluating, what IS physical therapy?  I grew up with a physical therapist […]

           

Physical Therapy and Low Back Pain: What The New York Times Didn’t Say

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On February 13, 2017, The New York Times published an article saying to the world what physical therapists have known for years: medication should not be the first line of defense in low back pain management.  Specifically, it recommended “avoiding prescribing opioid pain killers and…that persons should stay active and wait it out.”1   The article […]

                 

Musings From A Once Pregnant PT: Gearing Up For Delivery

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This is Elizabeth Shah, staffer at Thrive, reporting from my home. I am on maternity leave after having recently welcomed our second child, and find myself reflecting on what I’ve learned through this pregnancy and delivery process. If you’re expecting a post on how to parent, stop reading. This is post about how my physical therapy background informed my pregnancy. I’m talking about the physical experience: what helped me to feel well during the process, and how might I apply these ideas to my patients. […]

     

What Is Vestibular And Balance Therapy, And How To Know If It Is Right For You

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Today I’m going to write about a topic that many people don’t realize is covered by physical therapists. It’s a particular area of interest for me, and I believe an area of concern that is widely under-treated in general. It’s called VESTIBULAR or BALANCE THERAPY, and it has to do with helping those who feel […]