If you are like us here at Legacy Physical Therapy, this warmer weather is inspiring you to get outside and get more active! We thought what better way to get active than to do it together!! Starting MONDAY MAY 5th join us for MONDAY WORKOUTS in MAY!! That’s right, instead of picking up the margarita for Cinco de Mayo come break a sweat at Legacy Physical Therapy instead. Every Monday in May (except Monday May 26th for Memorial Day) you can come train with the physical therapists at Legacy from 6:15-7:15pm. [...]
Did you know that there are physical therapists who focus especially on female issues? In fact, there are physical therapists here in St. Louis who are Board Certified in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS). [...]
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and fellow members of the Therapy Cap Coalition, a group of almost 50 associations, organizations, patient and consumer groups, are working together to make sure Congress addresses the Medicare therapy cap before December 31, 2013. [...]
Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and they are definitely not something that you just have to live with!!!! Take this short quiz courtesy of the American Urogynecologic Society to find out if it is time for you to do something to take back control of your bladder. [...]
Back in May, I posted about my own personal fitness challenge for National Women’s Health week. It is now almost 2 months later and I realized that I have not updated anyone on my status. If you remember I signed up for the Rock ‘n Roll St. Louis half marathon on October 23rd. [...]
The 12th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 8, and will be celebrated until May 14, 2011. The theme is “It’s Your Time.” This weeklong health observance empowers women across the country to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. [...]
I thought I would start the new year off with a new series in hopes that I get on a more regular blogging schedule. Seeing as my main patient population is female I thought it appropriate to take a look at women’s health issues throughout the lifespan. I hope you enjoy the series.
Women are unique creatures. At our most fundamental level women’s bodies are structured to give birth and supply early nutrition to the next generation. Yet, whether or not we decide to have children, our reproductive system affects our body throughout our lifetime. Now I am not giving you free reign to blame hormones on everything, but they do play a huge roll!
We will be talking about various women’s health conditions from adolescence, menstrual pains, female athletes, childbearing years, and menopause. Please feel free to send me suggestions of information you are interested in learning about.
With the holiday season comes much hustle and bustle. It is very easy to get wrapped up in it all and not take time for yourself. Even when it seems impossible, I recommend taking 5 to 10 minutes of “quiet” time for yourself each day. Trust me it will help keep you focused and refreshed. Below are some suggestions for ways to relax. [...]
So, I thought that what better way to start out “Upshot” than with a wonderful article about what Women’s Health Physical Therapy is. Legacy Physical Therapy is happy to say that we provide all of these services at our facility.
Although I would like to take credit for this article, I cannot. It was written by Michele Wojciechowski and published in the Noveber 2009 issue of PT in Motion. I have included an excerpt of the article below and the link to get to the article online. I hope that you find the information helpful.
In the past, women’s health was most often thought of in terms of gynecological care. Even today, some physical therapists, hearing the words “women’s health,” first think of “pelvic floor dysfunction.” But that’s only one reason that women of all ages need and seek treatment.
"We help women who are tired of leaking, dealing with pelvic pain, and wanting to get their body back in shape after baby (even if it’s been 30 years) all without relying on medications or surgery."