ITR Physical Therapy Blog


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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Are Our Postpartum Cultural Norms Truly What Is Best For Our Mamas?

“As citizens of an industrialized nation, we often act as if we have nothing to learn from low-income, developing countries. Yet many of these cultures are doing something extraordinarily right—especially in how they care for new mothers. In their classic paper, Stern and Kruckman (1983) present an anthropological critique of the literature. They found that…

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I’m a recovering perfectionist…

Tuesday was an emotionally difficult day in my home. My youngest daughter who is seven years old, was struggling with distance learning. Her frustration and agitation kept rearing its head during her virtual school day. She was having a hard time getting a text box to move where she wanted it on her laptop. Then…

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