Wow! We had an amazing response to our last blog post about rehabbing the mummy tummy. If you missed it, please check out our take on the importance of considering many factors when rehabilitating the postpartum core and/or diastasis recti, before reading on.
Yesterday my Facebook feed was inundated with multiple shares of this NPR article titled, “Flattening The ‘Mummy Tummy’ With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day.” After all, with a title like that who wouldn’t want to click on the article and and learn what seems to be such a simple fix for diastasis recti. The trouble is that the “Fix” is never this simple.
Fibromyalgia is a clinical condition of unknown etiology characterized by chronic generalized body pain associated with fatigue and psychological distress. It typically presents in young to middle aged women and can result in sleep disturbance and significant impairment in activities of daily living. [...]
If you have not already noticed, we wanted to point out that we have made some updates to our website to make it more user friendly. Now no matter what device you are using to view our website you should have an easier time viewing the content. [...]
On Monday September 29 and Tuesday September 30, Dr. Brooke Kalisiak PT, DPT, WCS had a wonderful opportunity to represent the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association at our Nation’s Capitol. She was among over 75 physical therapists business owners from across the country that convened in Washington, DC September 29 – 30,2014 to lobby members of Congress. As part of the second annual event hosted by the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Dr. Brooke Kalisiak met with the office of Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Roy Blunt, and Representative Ann Wagner to discuss hard-hitting issues affecting the future of healthcare, patients, and physical therapy businesses.
Check out the full press release at: http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/local-news/PR100214120918820
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. [...]
Legacy Physical Therapy is excited to once again be partnering with Washington University Program in Physical Therapy for their Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency. Karla Wente PT, DPT, CLT is the new Women’s Health Physical Therapy resident. She will be at Legacy Physical Therapy treating patients on Tuesdays and Fridays. We are very happy to have her with us this next year. [...]
Awhile back we asked you to support a bill to take on the insurance company’s crazy high co-pays. SB 159 passed the Senate 34-0 and the House of Representatives 136-22, but it still needs the Governor’s signature. [...]
So this past Sunday, I along with 3 other teammates participated in the Go! St. Louis Marathon Relay. Each one of us runs roughly 6-7 miles of the 26.2 mile course and then passes the timing chip along to the next teammate. For those of you who know me, you know that I do not and have not ever considered myself a runner. Because of this, I found my mind wondering quite often while I was struggling through my 6 miles. I recorded these musing after the race and thought others might find them interesting. Hope you enjoy. [...]
Legacy Physical Therapy is proud to be the newest sponsor of My Mommy Meetup-St. Louis. My Mommy Meetup is a group for mothers in the St. Louis area who are interested in getting together with other moms. [...]
Vaginal pain is a condition that millions of women will deal with at some point in their lives. Unfortunately many women will never seek treatment or if they do they will be told that there is nothing wrong or nothing can be done. An article in The New York Times urges women to be persistent in seeking treatment, because there are things that can be done. [...]
Do you go to the bathroom when you don’t need to “ just in case,” hoping you won’t have to when it is inconvenient? Just in Case peeing or JIC’ing can cause havoc for your bladder. By JIC’ing you are actually training your bladder to empty more frequently and often prematurely. This can lead to bladder issues such as urgency, frequency, and leakage. [...]
Dear friend and patient of Legacy Physical Therapy,
Please consider the following important issues impacting private practice physical therapy clinics such as ours. After reading this I hope that you will take action and contact your state senator and representative on our behalf so that we can continue to provide you with the top-notch care you have come to expect from Legacy Physical Therapy [...]
What can Physical Therapy do for you? [...]
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. [...]
On June 4th, Team Legacy Physical Therapy participated in the 13th annual Cancer Survivorship Walk at Creve Coeur Lake Park. It was a hot morning, but there was a great turnout for the walk. To date the walk has raised $126,608.00 for the Cancer Support Community of St. Louis! [...]
World Physical Therapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physical therapists (also known in some countries as physiotherapists) from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial role their profession plays in making and keeping people well, mobile and independent. The day was established in 1996, by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy – the profession’s global body representing over 300,000 physical therapists/physiotherapists in 101 countries. [...]
The bodies of women who have just had a baby are rapidly going through many changes. It is very common for new moms to develop new aches and pains. It is easy for new moms to get into bad posture habits which can cause pain. This is especially the case with holding the baby and nursing. The quote below may be an all to familiar description of the pain that new mom’s can experience. [...]
"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."