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Ask an Expert: Can PT Relieve My Pelvic Pain?

Question: Can physical therapy relieve my pelvic pain?

Answer: Yes! A pelvic health physical therapist is trained to evaluate and treat the possible causes of abdominal and pelvic pain to include muscle tightness, joint dysfunction, irritation of nerves, weakness, and …

Easy Steps to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

Good bladder habits can improve bladder control whereas poor bladder habits can lead to poor bladder control. Here are four steps to keep your bladder healthy!

Step 1 — Use Good Toilet Habits

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Debunking Speech-Language Pathology Myths

In honor of National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, we’re dispelling some misconceptions to highlight the vital role of speech therapy.

Myth #1: Speech therapy is only for those with lisps or stutters.

While addressing lisps and stutters is indeed a common aspect …

Ask an Expert: Can Occupational Therapy Help Me?

Q: Can Occupational Therapy help me with shoulder pain and weakness even though I had surgery over 10 years ago? 

A: Absolutely! Whether or not you had therapy following your surgery, your condition has probably changed since that time. Arthritis, …

Ask an Expert: Can OT Help My Mom Feed Herself?

Question: My mom has dementia and seems to have forgotten how to use her silverware to feed herself. Can OT help?

Answer: Yes! Sometimes, as dementia progresses, people can have more difficulty feeding themselves. OTs can figure out what’s getting …

OT Solutions: Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive Equipment (AE) are pieces of equipment to compensate for a physical limitation, promote safety, and promote independence. They are used to facilitate completion of daily activities such as dressing, feeding, bathing, grooming, and functional mobility. One may also hear