Physical Therapy

Myofascial Release Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

The topic is temporomandibular joint disorders. More commonly referred to as “tmj”, the disorder, with its variety of symptoms, received national attention in the 1980’s as the new “dumping” diagnosis. In some social circles it was even fashionable or trendy to have TMJ.  Myofascial Release has been found to be an effective treatment for TMJ. Nevertheless, [...]

Eliminate Pelvic Pain With Myofascial Release

I have been successfully treating pelvic pain with Myofascial Release in men and women for over 20 years now. This technique is effective for the common issues that most men and women are walking around with and just dealing with now, such as urinary frequency and incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. It still surprises [...]

Note To Women’s Health Care Providers – Please Assess The Pelvic Floor Muscles

Assessment of the proper functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is often overlooked. Thank you to all the practitioners in the women’s health field for all you are doing to facilitate better health and quality of life for women of all ages. We now understand so much more about the challenges that are unique to [...]

The Association of Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, Jan/April 2013 published a research study which showed the importance of Physical Therapists evaluating the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in women with low back pain (LBP), as well as asking questions regarding urinary incontinence.  They cited the following statistics: Low Back Pain is the most common type of pain [...]

Hypopressive exercises in women with pelvic floor dysfunction and postnatal concerns

We have discussed what the benefits of hypopressive exercises are in the last article,  (Safely building your core: Hypopressives vs. traditional abdominal exercises), and how they differ from standard abdominal and core exercises. They can be especially therapeutic in a woman who suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction such as a prolapse, heaviness in the pelvis, [...]