Entries by konabird

The Missing Link in Optimizing Function in Female Athletes: Connecting Pelvic Floor and Orthopedic Dysfunction

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Research suggests 22% of musculoskeletal injuries may present with concomitant pelvic floor dysfunction. Specifically, a higher percentage of patients with lumbopelvic pain may present with pelvic floor dysfunction.  Female athletes of all ages commonly present to physical therapy with lumbopelvic and hip pain or dysfunction. It […]

Expanding the Clinician’s Toolbox: A Multisystems Approach to Interventions for Pelvic Pain and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Evidence to support the benefits of medical, psychological, and physical therapy interventions in treating pelvic pain is well documented in the literature. Specifically, the aim of pelvic floor physical therapy, or PFPT, treatment is two-fold: to reduce sexual and genital pain and to restore or improve […]

Vaginismus: A Mind-Body Breakthrough Approach

I wanted to thank you for the huge part you played in my life. We worked together on my pelvic floor muscles and over coming vaginismus. I am pleased to report that things have changed greatly. Thank you Deena for your coaching; I finally figured out how to have orgasms, which made every single one […]

Pilates and the MELT Technique- Are They for YOU?

Laura Gideon is one of our dynamic Pilates instructors who synergistically blends the teachings of Joseph Pilates, F.M. Alexander Techniques of postural training, and the MELT (Myofascial Energetic Lengthening Technique) method into her exercise therapy sessions. Pilates and Alexander are integrated into a proprietary blend of exercise sequences designed to develop STRENGTH, SYMMETRY, and RANGE […]

Are You Stacking Your Joints Properly?

Sonja Reese is a Physical Therapist at Goodman Physical Therapy and talks frankly about posture: We need to have our head and ears over our shoulders, and our shoulders over our hips.  The more the spine or a particular joint does not deviate from the axis it was created, the more movement we have.   For example:  […]

Left/Right Discrimination: Do You Have It?

Thanks to the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute for providing such great information and supporting the latest in brain research:  Research shows people in pain often lose the ability to identify left or right images of their painful body part(s).  For instance, when viewing pictures of body parts they are slower and/or less accurate than somebody without […]

Important News for Patients Effective January 1, 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, patients can have access to any physical therapist and their services in California without having to have a medical diagnosis and they can have immediate treatment for up to 45 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first.  This news is very exciting both for the physical therapy profession in California and […]

Staying Active During Colder Weather

Staying Active During Colder Weather, the Holidays, or When You Have Too Much Going On: We all know that we get so inundated with so many things, and that we are often the last on the list of “Things to Do”.  And what happens?  Our bodies pay for it, no one else does!  So think about how you […]