By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS If you have ever experienced a fall and landed on your tailbone, you know how painful this can be. Winter here in Minnesota lends itself to icy sidewalks that can quickly find us on the ground, landing directly on this sensitive structure. Your coccyx (tailbone)
There are a number of research studies supporting the use of early physical therapy to reduce subsequent health care utilization and overall costs: “The influence of patient choice of first provider on costs and outcomes: Analysis from a physical therapy patient registry” (1) Patients who chose to begin care with a physical therapist (via direct
By Michelle Steege PT, DPT The recommendations given to someone experiencing low back pain have changed drastically over the years. Previously bed rest was often encouraged, which is much different than today. Parameters vary, however “active rest” is encouraged for a large number of musculoskeletal injuries and musculoskeletal pain. So what does “active rest” mean?
By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS A 2015 study looked at the incidence of injury from childbirth and found that in a group of women at risk for pelvic muscle injury, 91% of them experienced some form of musculoskeletal injury involving the pubic bone or levator ani muscle when assessed at
By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) can arise from a variety of different systems which often makes it difficult to diagnose. The musculoskeletal, gynecological, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems, or some combination of these are often the culprits. Additionally, pain in the pelvic region tends to be