Women's health

Empowering Women: The Transformative Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Cara Konlian, MSPT, CEO, Aquacare Physical Therapy Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) has emerged as a crucial and empowering form of rehabilitation, particularly for women. The pelvic floor, a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues, plays a pivotal role in supporting organs like the bladder, uterus, and rectum. When dysfunction occurs in […]

Written by on April 4, 2024

Strengthen Your Core Muscles with Physical Therapy

Whether lifting a box, or running a marathon, you need strong core muscles for functional movement, balance, performance and injury prevention. What are the Core Muscles? The core muscles consist of two groups: Inner Core Muscles: These deep internal muscles are the core’s stabilizers. They are attached to the spine and support movement. Outer Core […]

Written by on August 11, 2023

I Have to ‘Go’ All The Time, What Do I Do?

Does this sound like you: I often have the urge to run to the bathroom. As a pelvic physical therapist, one of the most common complaints I hear with continence issues is the disruption and embarrassment caused by a frequent overwhelming urge to void. You run to the bathroom, void all of a few ounces, […]

Written by on April 1, 2023

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

Compression Stockings for Lymphedema

Should You Be wearing Compression Stockings For Lymphedema?? Why Do Individuals Use Compression Stockings? Many people are turning to compression socks today for a variety of reasons and there are various benefits. Whether you are pregnant, an athlete, have a medical condition, or are simply on your feet all day for work, compression socks may […]

Written by on June 14, 2019

Post-Partum Physical Therapy

Seeing A Physical Therapist After Delivery Should Be the Accepted Standard of Care Post- Partum Changes During pregnancy, women see their physician for a 6-week checkup. However, most women are not told about the unexpected things that may occur following pregnancy. These problems may include urine leakage, pain at their episiotomy scar or C-section scar, […]

Written by on June 14, 2019