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Postpartum Return to Activity Guidelines

 

 

Returning To Activity After Birth

  • Participating in sports, running or other high-impact activities too early after childbirth may actually reduce pelvic floor muscle strength and contribute to long-term bladder and bowel problems and/or pelvic organ prolapse symptoms.
    • Returning to jumping, running or bouncing type activities too quickly can strain the pelvic floor musculature and ligaments that are still stretched postpartum
    • After delivery, no matter how fit or toned you are, it takes a minimum of 8 weeks for soft tissues and your abdominal muscles to heal to support your lower back and pelvis
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Mobility, Wellness, Independence and You…An Education Event in Nebraska City coming up!

Mobility, Wellness, Independence and You…An Education Event in Nebraska City coming up!

Hip Labral Tears and Pelvic Pain

One cause of chronic pelvic pain symptoms, that frequently gets overlooked, is a tear in the hip labrum.

The hip acetabular labrum is the fibrocartilagenous ring lining of the “socket” part of the hip joint. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The labrum functions to absorb shock, lubricate the joint, distribute pressure, and aide in stability.

Causes of labral tears include trauma, impingement (also known as femoroacetabular impingement or FAI), hypermobility, dysplasia, and degeneration. Hormonal influences such as during pregnancy or underlying collagen disorders can predispose patients to labral tears. Hip labral tears can also occur during delivery …

2019 is the year to feel better!

Statistics may vary but consistently 25-50% of women are known to suffer from some type of pelvic floor dysfunction during their lifetime.

Of those women who have pelvic floor dysfunction, only 7-10% will seek treatment.

This is the year to ask for help and you deserve to feel better!

All you have to do is ask your physician for a prescription for physical therapy and then call 402-477-3110 to make an appointment for evaluation!

Pelvic floor dysfunction can present as:

Pelvic pain

Abdominal pain

Urinary incontinence

Fecal incontinence

Pelvic prolapse

Chronic constipation

Urinary urgency and/or frequency

Urgency of defecation

Loss …

Pain Symposium has been retired

After 10 years of providing continuing education, the Pain Symposium has been retired and will no longer be offered.…

Medicare Cap has been Repealed!!

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Two decades of advocacy come to successful fruition, as a 2-year funding deal recently signed into law includes a full repeal of the cap on Medicare outpatient occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology services. …

Medicare Cap in place for 2018…take action!

Because of inaction by Congress, the hard cap on outpatient therapy services under Medicare has been implemented. The cap, which began on January 1, 2018, includes no KX modifier exceptions and has created uncertainty for providers, patients, and their families.

Click HERE to take ACTION as a patient!

Click HERE for more information

Speedway Clinic Open House

Speedway Clinic Open House

Join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 for an open house at our newest Lincoln location at 45 Speedway Circle Suite #3!…

10th Annual Multidisciplinary Pain Symposium

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Multidisciplinary Pain Symposium which will be held on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017.

Click HERE to register!

Speakers this year include:

 

Adam Gentzler, DC, BS, ART, FDM

Kelly Zach, MD

Callie Engler, DPT

Ben Petersen, DPT

Pat Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, MS, PHRDH, COM

Lyndell White, PharmD, RP …

Understanding Pain

Pain is a very complex thing to understand. There are different types of pain and each type has unique properties with pain affecting each person differently.

Recently, a group from Australia produced this video which does an amazing job at simplifying such a complex topic to understand:

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