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Pubic Symphysis Pain with Pregnancy

Pubic Symphysis Pain with Pregnancy

Hormonal shifts help the fetus grow properly and prepare her for child birth. While this is expected and normal, there are times when hormones start functioning too early. This causes instability and pain. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, also known as SPD, is a common painful condition associated with pregnancy in which the ligaments responsible for holding theRead More…

5 Tips to Manage Chronic Pain

5 Tips to Manage Chronic Pain

1.Knowledge is power Avoid F.E.A.R (False Evidence Appearing Real)  There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that understanding how pain works is a key strategy in managing it. Simply knowing the basics of how our brain and nerves work and their role in pain, can decrease your chance of developing chronic symptoms.   2.Keep moving (graduallyRead More…

2020 Means a New Insurances and Deductibles for Most

2020 Means a New Insurances and Deductibles for Most

Every year most of us are faced with a new deductible that needs to be met prior to our insurance initiating payments for our medical care. Deductibles can range from $150.00 to $20,000. This is crazy! 20 plus years ago when we first opened our doors, outlandish deductibles were considered to be $2500.00. Unfortunately, $5000.00 or moreRead More…

Thankful for Our Wonderful Community

Thankful for Our Wonderful Community

Have you ever considered how being thankful can influence your health? If you really stop and think about it, it makes sense. We’ve all been around the person who complains all the time, views every situation with a glass is half-empty approach, or just has a flat low-energy negative personality. You are probably picturing the face of someoneRead More…

Physical Therapy vs Opioids

Physical Therapy vs Opioids

Chronic pain is a huge issue in our society. An estimated 116 million Americans have chronic pain each year. When meeting with new patients in the clinic, I am amazed how many people are on long-term opiods for pain management, though I must admit this is fortunately lessening but not fast enough. For years theRead More…

Pelvic Floor Talk (Wednesday June 27th)

Pelvic Floor Talk (Wednesday June 27th)

Learn More About Pelvic Floor Where: Melvin Brewery in Alpine, WY When: Thursday June 27th, 6:30 pm Are you tired of I-Pee-Aing your pants? Come to Melvin Brewery in Alpine, WY on June 27th to learn more about how a pelvic floor physical therapist can help you with urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse,Read More…

Back Pain Talk (Wednesday June 12th 5:30PM)

Back Pain Talk (Wednesday June 12th 5:30PM)

Learn all About Back Pain! Where: Four Pines Physical Therapy Alpine Clinic (next to Subway) When: Wednesday June 12th 5:30PM Our experienced physical therapists will cover common causes of back pain and what symptoms are associated with different kinds of back pain.  We will also teach strategies for healing back pain. There will be discussion ofRead More…

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