Freedom Physical Therapy Blog

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Finding The Right Pain Treatment For You

Finding The Right Pain Treatment For You

Those who suffer from pain at some point in their life know that not everyone fits into a traditional pain management box. The Freedom therapeutic laser is a safe, pain-free treatment that has no side effects, no downtime, and does not require surgery or drugs....

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Healthy Bowel Function Tips

Healthy Bowel Function Tips

Healthy Bowel Function Bowel movements help us release toxins and waste from our digestive system. Everyone has bowel movements and this can tell us a lot about our health regarding our gut and the function of our pelvic floor muscles. In healthy individuals,...

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Five Office Friendly Exercises

Five Office Friendly Exercises

Finding time to exercise Do you feel like you never have time to hit the gym or set aside time to exercise? A little bit of exercise can go a long way if you make it a daily habit. A gap between meetings, a natural pause between tasks, or a lunch break is all...

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What’s Your Functional Movement Screening Score?

What’s Your Functional Movement Screening Score?

What is the Functional Movement Screen? The Functional Movement Screen is a screening tool to help you move better. Comprising seven movement patterns placing the individual in extreme positions where movement deficits become apparent to the trained therapist. The FMS...

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Is Leaking Normal?

Is Leaking Normal?

Is Leaking Normal? Urinary incontinence affects over 25 million Americans annually and is twice as common in women as in men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can be contributing factors to urinary incontinence, but anyone can experience incontinence. It can...

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How I Began to Enjoy Running

How I Began to Enjoy Running

Running was a hard pass Despite being a physical therapist and knowing how the body moves efficiently and having a knowledge base of how to achieve optimal function for the body, this does not necessarily mean we all make the necessary changes all the time for our...

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Are Headaches Linked to TMJ Pain?

Are Headaches Linked to TMJ Pain?

How TMJ Pain and Headaches May Be Related…And How Physical Therapy Can Help If you surveyed 100 people and asked them if they’ve ever had jaw pain/clicking and/or headaches, the odds are very favorable that most, if not all, would respond “yes”. Much of the time,...

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Managing Fibromyalgia

Managing Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. Although still not fully understood, we're gaining more insight as a medical community to help those who experience this. Learn to manage fibromyalgia....

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Influences of Progesterone on Bone Density

Influences of Progesterone on Bone Density

Influences of Progesterone on Bone Density Osteoporosis manifests in adulthood, though it truly has its roots in childhood. When children are not given the basic nutrition necessary to achieve their genetic potential, osteoporosis will result. Childhood osteoporosis...

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Don’t Make These Fitness Routine Mistakes

Don’t Make These Fitness Routine Mistakes

Common Fitness Mistakes Technology and social media forums have made access to training programs and workout ideas easier in the last 10-15 years. With one quick search on the internet, people can obtain thousands of hours of workout material for free. Some programs...

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Splinting for EDS

Splinting for EDS

Why Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Sometimes Requires Splinting People with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, often suffer from hypermobility. People with hypermobility often suffer from chronic dislocations or subluxations and are frequently known as...

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Neck Pain: What Can I Do For It?

Neck Pain: What Can I Do For It?

What is Cervical Myelopathy? 70% of people over the age of 70 have degeneration in their cervical spine. These people, in many cases, do not have any symptoms of spinal cord degeneration despite the degeneration showing up on imaging. These changes that happen in the...

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Running Saves Your Pitching

Running Saves Your Pitching

Running Saves Your Pitching Over the past 5-10 years, in baseball, there have been many debates regarding the best way to recover after a pitching outing both in and out of the season. The argument is typically between performing long-distance running from the left...

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Postural Changes in Pregnancy

Postural Changes in Pregnancy

Body Changes in Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of great change for the mother’s body. Postural changes in pregnancy can happen overnight. As the fetus grows in size, the demands on the mother’s body increase. The center of mass of the mother’s body moves forward. The...

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Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep?

Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep?

Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep? Do you go to sleep at night and wake up still feeling tired? Have you ever had a hard time falling asleep? Do you experience restlessness throughout the night? Disrupted sleep or not being able to fall into a deep, quality sleep...

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How Can Physical Therapy Soothe Vertigo?

How Can Physical Therapy Soothe Vertigo?

How Can Physical Therapy Soothe Vertigo?  Vertigo is the sensation that your surroundings are spinning/swirling while you are remaining still. It’s not a disease itself, but a symptom of something else going on. These symptoms range from mild to severe with a...

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The Connection Between Migraines and Dizziness

The Connection Between Migraines and Dizziness

The Connection Between Migraines and Dizziness Migraine is a common, but not yet fully understood condition that can display a wide variability of symptoms. There is a definite connection between migraines and dizziness. The term “migraine” is derived from the Greek...

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What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Is BFR Just a Fad? Certain exercise ideologies tend to come and go, but I do not believe that BFR is one of those trends or fads. I have recently had a handful of patients that have heard about BFR (Blood Flow Restriction Training) from podcasts, online health...

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Eliminate Low Back Pain

Eliminate Low Back Pain

Does Dry Needling Work for Low Back Pain? Dry needling is a functional technique that is effective in eliminating low back pain. Often patients have sore, tight muscles with low back pain. Typically, muscle tightness is a response to a problem caused by a disc injury...

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Manage Constipation with Physical Therapy

Manage Constipation with Physical Therapy

Managing Constipation with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Did you know that you can manage constipation with physical therapy? Constipation is the most common GI complaint, with more than 4 million Americans affected every year. It affects 15-20% of adults,...

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Maintain Arm Health for Baseball

Maintain Arm Health for Baseball

How to Maintain Arm Health for Baseball/Softball Players During the Season Any throwing athlete should strive to maintain arm health and longevity throughout their season.  As a Physical Therapist, I am not a huge proponent of using every little gadget and accessory...

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Physical Therapy for Labor and Delivery

Physical Therapy for Labor and Delivery

Women's Health PT I have been a physical therapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting for the past five years and began focusing my continuing education on the pelvic floor and Women’s Health in early 2019. In that time, I have learned so much about pelvic floor...

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Does my Athlete Need Sleep?

Does my Athlete Need Sleep?

Does sleep matter? Coming off of March, which is National Sleep Awareness Month, we feel like it is important to discuss the importance of sleep in athletes.  Athletes (and all people to be honest) need high quality and quantity of sleep to ensure they are both...

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Find Relief from Hypermobility EDS

Find Relief from Hypermobility EDS

5 Ways to Find Relief from Hypermobility EDS Using Physical Therapy Hypermobility EDS symptoms: Joint hypermobility is a connective tissue disorder. Hypermobility is when the ligaments that provide stability for the joints are loose or weak. This allows for too much...

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Three Keys To Minimize Risk for Throwers

Three Keys To Minimize Risk for Throwers

3 Keys to Injury Prevention in Throwers According to studies, more than a quarter-million baseball and softball players are hurt every year from throwing injuries. Throwing a baseball or softball is a highly complex movement pattern. Many tasks and movement patterns...

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Should I Bother Stretching?

Should I Bother Stretching?

Should I Avoid Static Stretching Before Exercise? Many people, including myself, have memories of performing static stretches before athletic events, gym classes, or exercise sessions. The thought behind this was a hopeful improvement in muscle performance and a...

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