We are looking to hire a Full Time Physical Therapist to join our staff here at Empower Physical Therapy! We are interested in an Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist to be part of our team in Exton, PA.
We are willing to do additional training with very motivated applicants!
Interested candidate please contact Rachel Miller at email@example.com
What do we offer?
A strong mentorship program to further expand your skills in orthopedics and pelvic health.
A generous continuing education package that renews yea...
Many of us hold our breath everyday…when we get out of bed, when we stand up, when we exercise and when we lift. How many of you just realized you were also holding your breath as you were reading this?
Did any of you know our diaphragm (one of our primary breathing muscles) is one of our core muscles? Many people mistakenly think that only their abdominals are their core, but we actually have a core cylinder.
Think of it like a soda can, our diaphragm is on top, pelvic floor is on the bottom and then we have our deep abdominal...
I would like to see everyone postpartum, but since I don’t practice in France, we know that is not going to happen. So I will give you a brief qualification on who may and may not benefit from a visit to a board certified women’s health specialist (or pelvic floor specialist for short).
Every woman will have a 1-2 cm DR during the late stage of pregnancy. This should resolve within 8 weeks and definitely shouldn’t last more than a year (get sta...
What do most people think of when they think of Pilates? Abs, Abs and more Abs. However, in actuality there are a lot more muscles that have to work in Pilates. You have a Core Cylinder that is your abdominals, diaphragm, multifidi (deep back muscles) and your pelvic floor. This cylinder has to be working symmetrically for us to prevent pain from occurring in our body. One of the most important muscles is your diaphragm, your breathing muscle. If you are not breathing, then your core is not working efficiently.
During this winter season, everyone will pick up a shovel at some point. A foot of snow can weight 7 pounds when it first starts to pile up. However, If that snow sits longer and gets wet or compacted, now it can weigh 20 pounds. Moving up to 20 lbs with every shovel full is going to make you tired… really quick. This is why it is so important to watch those body mechanics!
Here a few quick tips to maintain your spine health during snow shoveling:
Pick the right shovel! Some shovels have ergonomic handles that can decrease t...
Last weekend, Andrea completed her Cranial Sacral Therapy I (CST) course from the Upledger Institute. Currently both Rachel and Andrea are treating patients utilizing CST techniques along with manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.
Some of the therapeutic indications for CST include:
* Spinal issues including neck and back pain
* Headaches and Migraines
* TMJ and other dysfunctions of the jaw including popping or pain with chewing
* Generalized issues such as fibromyalgia and chronic...
... Of course, we can't wish you a happy, healthy holiday without mentioning a few little tips. Afterall, not only is this the time of family gatherings and gift-giving, but also shoveling, wrapping, and decorating! Here are our top muscle-minded tips meant to help you stay in the best shape during the winter season and avoid an injury going into 2018.
Spending the day wrapping gifts? Be sure to create a workspace on a table high enough so that you don’t have to continually bend f...