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)
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. Michelle Steege PT, DPT Blood flow restriction training (BFR) is a method of exercise that utilizes an external device such as a tourniquet or blood pressure cuff to restrict blood flow to muscles during resistance training or aerobic training. Research supports the use of blood flow restriction training to increase
By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) has been getting a lot of press lately. The topic even made it to the headlines of NPR last month.(1) DRA is the separation of the right and left abdominal muscles at the midline of the abdomen, the linea alba that
As you can guess, my focus has transitioned slightly from this blog over the last few months to some external projects and case reports. I apologize for the lull in content – although not to worry – the sprint-like pace is returning. Thus the need to catch up on some friendly reading, and ski