Physical Therapy: 3 Methods You May Not Have Heard Of

Physical therapists have a certain knack for assessing your body and helping it get back to where it can perform at optimal levels after bruises, breaks and even bursitis. Physical therapists have cutting-edge technology and a significant background of not only knowledge but experience as well to help diagnose and treat various ailments and disorders. Rather than essentially heading to your physical therapist with a blindfold on, become familiar with some of the most effective physical therapy treatment methods for a variety of issues. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Keeping Yourself Safe From Ticks

With the summer here many people are choosing to spend more time outdoors. In fact, it is common for many families to camp outdoors for long periods of time. It is important that if you choose to be outdoors that you know how to protect yourself from harmful bugs, such as ticks. Here are some things that you need to know about ticks. How To Prevent Tick Bites There are ticks all around the United States. Read More 

The Reasons For An Ultrasound During Your Pregnancy

While most doctors recommend one ultrasound per pregnancy, there are many reasons (and times) you could get one. Here are some reasons your doctor may send you for an ultrasound during your pregnancy and how you can prepare.  First Trimester if you get an ultrasound during the first trimester of your pregnancy, it will probably a transvaginal scan. The technician will use a probe inside your vagina to get a better image. Read More 

What Are Your Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids?

If you've been experiencing pelvic or lower back pain and unusually heavy periods, your gynecologist may have diagnosed you with fibroids -- benign uterine tumors that can disrupt your menstrual flow and cause you to have especially severe cramps. Because these tumors can be triggered by the production of estrogen and progesterone, many women begin developing them during puberty, and they can continue to grow during childbearing years. Although some fibroid tumors can shrink or even disappear on their own, if the growth of these tumors goes unchecked, they can cause infertility or even begin spreading to other parts of your reproductive system. Read More 

Moving Beyond Pills: The Interdisciplinary Approach To Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor – NPR reports that 10% of visits to primary care physicians involve back pain. And with people spending more time sitting and less time exercising than ever, it seems likely that this problem isn't going away any time soon. If you suffer from back pain, you should know that the most common treatments aren't necessarily the best ones. Read More