2 Physical Therapy Exercises to ditch the Pain in your Butt

We know you have a pain in your butt and now you’re starting to figure out how to massage it out (see foam roller post last week), but now we have to figure out how to keep it away. One of the main contributors to keeping this kind of pain around is weakness in the...

Smile & Nod

This blog starts way back at University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2001, my freshman year of college.  Everyone had to take Speech Class and our final assignment was to give a speech which included something you had to survey the class about. My speech was encouraging...

Veteran’s Day Gift

By:  Libby Trausch, PT, DPT It was the final day of the final week of my yoga in healthcare training.  It was 3 days after our nation elected a bigot to our highest office.  I had just found out that after being gone for a week. My flight was delayed and I was going...

Ayurveda and Physical Therapy?!

Ayurveda is an ancient sister science to yoga and there are a variety of ways it can be integrated into Western Medicine.  If someone has an acute attack of some kind of illness, Western Medicine is life saving and absolutely necessary. I mean, in the midst of a heart...

1 Stretch to Alleviate Headaches

Try this stretch to relieve neck pain and tension, or headaches that go around the top of your head to your eye. 1. Lie down on the floor or bed 2. Allow shoulders to sink toward the floor 3. Tuck chin down, without lifting your head *notice the awesome triple chin ?...

2 Steps to STOP IBS

Can you tell the state of your emotions by the state of your bowels?  You know you have IBS, so you watch your diet and do your best to deal with your stress, but aren’t really sure how to do it? When I was a younger I had terrible unexplained gas pains and then as I...

Healing Through Sound

Sound. One of the quickest ways to calm our anxious hearts is through sound. Many ailments, like IBS, migraines, overactive bladder, constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, pelvic pain, and any kind of persisting pain can be caused or made worse by anxiety....

3 Stretches to Get Rid of Low Back Pain

If you have followed us on Facebook, you have seen that low back pain is the 2nd largest disability in the world.  Out of all the people that find themselves at the doctor office for their back pain, only 9% are referred to physical therapy.  That. Is. Outrageous. We...

Foam Roller Exercise #1

Foam Roller Exercise #1   Banish that stiff neck and alleviate that ache between your shoulder blades from baby care, breastfeeding, or sitting at your desk at work. A simple foam roll can be a miracle worker when it comes to upper back discomfort. Here is one...

Peeing your Pants is NOT Normal!!

Listen up ladies.  Peeing your pants is not normal.  Anytime.  It might be common, but it is not normal.  Even after you have twins vaginally, you should be able to control your bladder.  Even at the gym, you should be able to control your bladder.  Even on the...