Time and time again I see pregnant women start walking (or waddling) into my physical therapy office right at their 36-week mark. The tale tends to start with, “the pain started about 2 weeks ago…” Ah, yes, the beloved 34th week of pregnancy. This has become known to me as the turning point when the body starts unquestionably noticing the toll that pregnancy has had on it.
Author: James Fowler PT, ACSM, DEAS (Founder of James Fowler Physical Therapy) The question of “What is Energy?” has been studied by man from the beginning of time on this planet. Indeed, the word energy takes on an array of meanings in our world today. But how did it begin? Where is its origin? The search for the first divine … Read More
Author: Deena Gerstenhaber, PT, DPT Balanced Bodies for a Balanced Life We all want a balanced life. Some people mean this figuratively, wanting to find balance between their responsibilities and leisure. For many people across the world, especially those older in age, wanting a balanced life becomes much more literal. Frequent loss of balance can negatively impact a person’s quality of … Read More
Author: James Fowler PT, ACSM, DEAS (Founder of James Fowler Physical Therapy) The World of Weight and Structure Before diving into the World of Weight and Structure, we must first understand energy and its relationship to the body. The term energy has various definitions and meanings. It can be used to reference a source of vitality as in someone with … Read More
Author: James Fowler PT, ACSM, DEAS (Founder of James Fowler Physical Therapy) Teletherapy and the Journey of Learning As a physical therapist for the last 26 years, I felt that I knew and had developed a successful method for treating clients comprehensively, effectively, and to the best of my ability. However, sometimes an unusual circumstance–such as a worldwide pandemic–not only … Read More
It is easy for the hidden parts of the body to go unnoticed even though they play a huge role in our everyday activities. However, in time these parts grab our attention with signals of pain. Ideally, we do not want reach this point; yet, we do. The shoulder is one of these parts that performs quietly until, due to … Read More
Adhesive Capsulitis, more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder has many different ideologies. The most frequent cause of Frozen Shoulder is an injury to the shoulder that causes excessive inflammation and pain. If the pain is excessive, and the patient prevents movement of the shoulder, scar tissue can form in the shoulder capsule. The scar tissue or adhesion limit the elasticity … Read More