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Power of the Pelvis II – Bladder Health and Prolapse

Meet the experts!

Join HealthQuest Physical Therapy for an interactive discussion with local health professionals.

Learn about the Power of the Pelvis II and effective treatment options in an informal atmosphere.  Sapna Murthy, MD, form Contemporary OB-GYN and HealthQuest physical therapists will discuss:

• Bowel & Bladder Health & Prolapse

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Written by Michael Wacht

May 5, 2010 at 8:06 am

Posted in Events, Womens Health

Do YOU have a Physical Therapist?

Do you have a Physical Therapist?
by Heather Asti, MPT

You should! Stop letting everyday aches and pains keep you from doing what you love, call today and start living again.

Most women have a list of doctors ~ optometrists, cardiologists, gynecologists ~ whom they regularly visit to care for their eyes, heart, lungs, and so on. But who do you see when your “everyday” aches, pains and health problems keep you from doing what you love?

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Written by Michael Wacht

February 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Womens Health

New and Expecting Moms… Let’s Get BACK to the Basics!

Sharla Buza, Physical Therpist

Sharla Buza, Director of Women's Health

Pregnancy can be a time of excitement, yet it also brings tremendous change to our bodies and our lives. During pregnancy and postpartum, many women experience pain in the spine (often low back), pelvis, hips and rib cage. This is caused by elevated maternal hormones that increase elasticity of soft tissues in the body (ligaments, tendons, etc.) as well as weight gain, which leads to postural changes. 

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Written by Michael Wacht

January 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Posted in Back, Womens Health

Your Heart Rate – A Wealth of Information at Your Fingertips!

What is Heart Rate?
Your heart rate is simply the number of times you heart beats per minute (also know as your pulse).  It is a very accurate measurement of how hard you are working.

Why Should I Bother Checking My Heart Rate?
Knowing your heart rate will help you exercise safely and efficiently by determining how close you are to your target heart rate. It helps you maintain proper workout intensity by accurately assessing whether you need to “pick-up-the-pace” in the exercise routine of “back-off” a little if you are working too hard.  Checking and recording your heart rate will also help you determine your current fitness level and measure progress.

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Written by Brooks Juneau

October 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm

The Power of the Pelvis

Do you experience leakage when you cough or sneeze?
Do you have difficulty getting to the restroom in time?
Do you deal with pelvic pain and problems?
Do you experience back or pelvic pain during pregnancy?

If so, it is time for you to learn about the power of the pelvis.  The pelvic floor is a network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that act like a hammock to support the organs of the pelvis.  All of these structures play crucial roles in our normal bodily functions.  When injury and dysfunction occur, our health and well-being are greatly compromised.

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Written by Brooks Juneau

October 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Womens Health