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Last year, now fifteen-year-old Cokie hurt herself walking across the street. Though she had an acute ankle sprain, her pre-existing ankle pain and chronic meniscal injury made it impossible for this competitive swimmer to walk without a brace for her ankle and knee, let alone continue to compete in her sport.   Cokie could not walk without a limp, perform active squats or lunges or even walk down the street pain-free. Working with Isha Mody, her physical therapist at Sutton Place Phy...
Posted on 2021-07-08
. Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. Pelvic floor physical therapy focuses on the low back and pelvis as a whole and specifically seeks to help to coordinate the pelvic floor muscles.  Think of the pelvic floor as a hammock of muscles connecting from your pubic bone at the front and your tailbone in the back. Women’s pelvic floor muscles support the uterus (womb), bladder, and colon (bowel and men’s pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, prostate, and bowel.  I...
Posted on 2021-04-30
As founding director of A4 Studio, a graphic design firm, Uschi Weissmüller sees the beauty in life no matter the challenge.  Uschi was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 15 years ago, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. According to a study done by the National MS Society, nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States. This is more than twice the origi...
Posted on 2021-03-26
Endometriosis is a disease that is characterized by the presence of uterine lining tissue anywhere outside of the uterine cavity. It’s a chronic disease and it affects 1 out of 10 women during the reproductive age. With every menstrual cycle, this tissue proliferates creating lesions that may cause pelvic pain and infertility. Laparoscopy with biopsy has been the gold standard for diagnosing the disease, although more recently vaginal ultrasound and even presumptive diagnosis based on symp...
Posted on 2021-03-25
Although millions of children and teens suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, it often takes a long time to receive the right treatment. In children, the pelvis serves many vital functions. It’s the center connection point between a child's upper and lower body; it is core to how they move, breathe, and regulate normal bodily processes like bowel and bladder function. If your child is having troubles with his/her bladder, please know they are not having these issues on purpose. Punishing ...
Posted on 2020-12-24
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