If you are in a bind and are in need of childcare during your appointment, we now offer limited childcare. Our caring staff is great with kids of any age and happy to be of assistance to you! We ask that you call ahead and notify us that you need these services. The number is (864) 534-1780. We look forward to serving you!
Pregnancy is such a joyful moment in life. From the first moments when you are able to tell all your loved ones you are expecting, to the joys of learning all the things to expect, and the journey of all the many physical changes that take place during the nine months of carrying your precious little one to be. Did you know a physical therapist can help create good posture, strengthen the pelvic floor and lessen pain experienced during pregnancy?
Good posture can improve mood, relaxation and pain experienced during those critical nine months. Having an evaluation of sitting, standing, walking, and sleeping posture can help you identify problem areas and make necessary changes to prevent pain resulting from poor posture. Helping expectant moms learn how to bend, lift and carry can prevent injuries and keep you and your baby safe.
2. Pelvic Floor Strength
During pregnancy the female body produces a hormone named (quite accurately) Relaxin. This hormone causes the muscles and ligaments to relax and stretch to make room for your new baby. Although important, this hormonal change can add pressure to the joints of the lower back and pelvis as they try to carry what the pelvic floor muscles normally support and carry. This can cause inflammation and pain. Proper strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles can help the joints and ligaments support the growing baby and mitigate the pain in the pelvic area.
3. Pain Relief
Pain experienced during pregnancy can be mild, moderate, and sometimes severe. The pelvic girdle and and pelvis area experience some major changes as the body prepares for the birth of your little angel. It's important to remember that the treatment is available to help the pelvic floor muscles and reduce or eliminate lower back pain. By evaluating what is causing the pain and providing physical therapy treatments, we can help you enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy!
What Is Bowel Dysfunction?
When the bowel functions normally, nerves tell certain muscles when to tense up and when to relax. These nerve and muscle processes allow feces to be removed when you want it to. When these functions are not working correctly you can be caused a lot of discomfort and frustration when trying to go.
What Causes Bowel Dysfunction?
Bowel Dysfunction can be very uncomfortable, not to mention very frustrating to deal with on an daily basis. Bowel problems often originate with nerve or muscle dysfunction, as these systems control the release of stool. Other health issues that may cause bowel dysfunction, include medicinal side effects, stress, neurological diseases, diabetes, hemorrhoids and pelvic floor disorders.
Is Bowel Dysfunction Treatable?
There are many ways to treat bowel dysfunction, but treatments usually depend on the state of the patient and type of dysfunction they are experiencing. A combination of of treatments are often used to treat bowel dysfunction in order to see the greatest improvement. Some of the treatments we offer include biofeedback, manual therapies (STM/MFR), colonic massage as well as education on the subject in order to understand what is going on and how to fix it.
Did you know that research shows 5 million children in the US wet their bed? This is an astonishing number, and we don't want this to be your child. That's why at His Therapy our physical therapist will work with you and your child to encourage and help stop the bed-wetting. Throughout treatment your child will receive education, counseling, toilet posture, positive motivation, and biofeedback- a method of allowing the child to see the EMG tracing of the pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation in a fun manner tailored specifically for children. Don't let your child suffer. Research shows that pelvic floor therapy is an effective option, so if you haven't tried it please consider. Do not hesitate to call us for more information, or to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to help.
Sabina Weaver, MSPT-ATC-L Pelvic floor specialists, Dry Needling Certified