ITR Physical Therapy Blog


Want to Stay Home? Try Telehealth! 5 Benefits of Virtual PT

What a time to be alive: we have a whole world of information at our fingertips…and can even gain real-time access to our medical providers without ever leaving the house! This level of modern-day convenience is thanks to telehealth, sometimes called telemedicine. Telehealth is a way to consult or receive care from a health care…

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Pelvic Floor Health and Men: Surprising Things All Guys Should Know

If you’re a man or know a man who struggles with things like prostate problems, hernias or erectile dysfunction (ED), I have one question for you: Have you ever considered whether the pelvic floor muscles are involved? In my experience, both men and women often seem to “forget” about men’s pelvic floor muscles. My guess…

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Are You Harming Your Pelvic Floor? 3 Habits to Avoid

Do you frequently have to go to the bathroom—and struggle to go when you’re there? Do you ever accidentally let out urine when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or pick something up? Have you ever noticed a sense of pressure in your pelvis? Do you have unexplained low back pain? All these issues are possible signs…

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All About Diastasis: What it Is, Who Gets It, and How to Treat It

Let’s give your linea alba some love! The linea alba is the thin fibrous band of connective tissue running down the center of your stomach. It connects your right and left abdominal muscles (the “six-pack” muscles). If this band of tissue becomes stretched out, your front abdominal muscles will pull apart from each other, leading…

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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pain

Experiencing pain for months on end can be incredibly frustrating, especially when it starts to impact your ability to move around. Ironically, exercise is proven effective for alleviating chronic pain—and being too sedentary is associated with a host of additional problems like muscle loss, fat gain, and depressed mood. The question is, how can we…

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10 Signs You Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (And What to Do About It)

Let’s talk pelvic floor! This “sling” of muscles attaches: On the front of your pelvis at your pubic bone On the back of your pelvis at your tailbone (coccyx) On the bottom of your pelvis (sits bones) It is literally the muscular floor of your torso and helps hold your pelvic  organs in place. The…

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Endometriosis (3 of 3)

Let’s dive into the different treatment options available for those dealing with endometriosis.  You may remember that I mentioned that the gold standard for accurate diagnosis of endometriosis is biopsy through surgery.   However, the type of surgery that is recommended may differ depending on the provider. Some providers use ablation, where they cauterize or burn…

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Endometriosis (2 of 3)

Let’s dive a bit deeper into Endometriosis.   Did you know that it can take an average of up to 7-10 years before an individual is correctly diagnosed with endometriosis? This is a long time to live with cyclical or almost constant pain, especially if the pain is severe.  If you refer to my previous email…

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Endometriosis (1 of 3)

Did you know that March is Endometriosis Month?    It has been estimated that 1 in 10 women in their reproductive years has endometriosis.   This could mean up to 6.5 million women in the US alone are currently living with endometriosis.   Because of this, I wanted to take a bit of time to give you a…

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Jen’s Blog: Trying New Things

I don’t know about you, but I have always found doing new things fairly stressful.  Especially as a child. As a child I tried hard to avoid anything new, especially if I thought I would be bad at it. I didn’t want to fail. I didn’t want to mess up. Somehow, I had the idea…

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