Don’t take meds, use exercise to reduce knee pain

By Cara Konlian, MSPT, CEO, Aquacare Physical Therapy – Berlin   Did you know studies have found that exercise reduces arthritic knee pain just as well as taking an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen? Hip and knee osteoarthritis are some of the most common orthopedic conditions affecting middle-aged to older adults. As we age, the wear and […]

Written by on August 10, 2023

Should You Be Concerned About Swelling?

Have you been dealing with swelling of your legs, ankles, or arms? How do you know if it is just swelling or something more serious? What is swelling? Swelling is an accumulation of fluid in a body part that causes an enlargement of that area. Swelling is most often referred to as edema which is […]

Written by on February 28, 2023

What is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA)           Diastasis Recti (DRA) is a very common condition. The Rectus abdominis, the”6 pack” muscles, that run vertically along the mid-line of your abdomen are connected by a connective tissue called the linea alba. DRA occurs when the pressure within the abdomen greatly exceeds the tissue’s ability […]

Written by on October 21, 2022

Fixing Vertigo With Physical Therapy

One minute you’re fine, the next minute everything is spinning. It happened recently to a coworker who woke up one morning and found that any little movement sent the room spinning and her stomach lurching. She couldn’t even get out of bed. Her doctor told her she had benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), a type […]

Written by on April 23, 2022

Top 5 Exercises To Combat Age Related Balance Deficits

Static- Balance Stand With Your Feet Together At A Countertop Keep your feet together as close together as you can make them. Utilize a counter for safety reasons in case you need support for balance. Try to place equal weight between both feet. Stand for 30 seconds with your eyes open, then 30 seconds with […]

Written by on November 11, 2020

Allergy Season Have You Worried About Urine Leakage When You Sneeze?

Pelvic floor physical therapy can assist in decreasing urine leakage during a sneeze, with the KNACK technique. What is the KNACK?  The KNACK is a strong and well timed contraction of the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM), also known as the Kegel. It involves the PFM contracting immediately before and during any increase in downward pressure […]

Written by on April 1, 2020

Cancer Recovery & Physical Therapy – What to Expect

Do you, or someone you know, have a cancer diagnosis? If so, do you experience side effects? Believe it or not, physical therapy can help reduce or eliminate those side effects. Once a cancer diagnosis is made, the focus becomes on the present: the course of action, the life changes that need to be made, […]

Written by on October 23, 2019

7 Exercises To Improve Your Bad Desk Posture

7 Exercises To Improve Your Bad Desk Posture   Many of us spend hours a day sitting, often times at a desk while looking on our cell phones or tablets or even watching TV.  Whether it be for school, work, or leisure activities, our bodies are feeling the effects of this. Some of these effects […]

Written by on August 12, 2019

Pain During Sex? It May Be Dyspareunia

What is dyspareunia? Sex shouldn’t hurt! Vaginal pain with sex is referred to as dyspareunia. The pain may be sharp, dull, burning, or stabbing and you may feel it with initial penetration, deeper penetration, or both. Painful intercourse is unfortunately something that many women experience, and they are often told that this is a normal […]

Written by on March 22, 2019