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Leaking During Exercise

You’ve been told that leaking urine during lifting “is normal” after having a baby or getting older and lots of women deal with this issue. You’re tired of having a drawer full of black leggings for the gym and having to run to the bathroom to put a pad in just in case you pee during your workout. While it...
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Core Bracing During Pregnancy

There is often a lot of conflicting information on abdominal strength work and core bracing during pregnancy. Far too often, women are instructed to avoid all core strength work. They also frequently get poor information on how to brace their core. At Onward Physical Therapy, one of the most prescribed exercises our women’s health physical therapists give clients is how...
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Gymnastics Back Pain Rehab Keys

When assessing Gymnastics back pain related to back-bending skills these three things must be looked at to ensure a full recovery.  Analyzing the reason why the back pain happened can be very useful in returning a gymnast safely to the sport and limiting the chances of a recurrence in the future. Being able to perform an effective back-handspring, Yurchenko, layout...
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Are you running with a stress fracture?

Bone stress injuries (BSI) and Bone Stress Fractures are a commonly under-diagnosed running related injury. But many athletes are running with a bone stress injury, thinking it is a simple muscle strain or tendinitis. But bone stress fractures are significantly more challenging of a rehab process and more dangerous in terms of potentially leading to the end of your running...
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The 3 Most Common Mistakes In Gymnastics Physical Therapy

Due to the complexity of Gymnastics, rehabbing from injury can be a difficult endeavor to take on. If the rehabilitation regimen used to treat most injuries is not specific to the sport of gymnastics, injuries tend to take longer to recover from and flare ups will continue to occur. Look out for these three common gymnastics physical therapy mistakes which...
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 Women's Health

Understanding Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Pain can be a common complaint during most females’ pregnancy experiences. Around 45% of pregnant females will experience pelvic pain at some point in their pregnancy! When it comes to managing discomfort, it is important to understand what structures may be behind the symptoms and more importantly what exercises and habits can be implemented to find relief. We hope this...
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Top 5 Exercises for Back Pain During Pregnancy

Struggling with back pain during your pregnancy? You are not alone. Learn the five best exercises for back pain during pregnancy! 50-80% of women deal with low back pain during pregnancy (1). Unfortunately, many are dismissed and told it is just part of being pregnant. But that’s not true! There is a lot you can do to help prevent, manage,...
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Top 5 Causes of Pain During Pregnancy

Congratulations! You are pregnant, growing a tiny human that you can soon share with the world. And while many may make it seem like sunshine and rainbows, the reality is that your body is going through some pretty massive changes that affect how you feel and function. For many women, those changes come with pain. In this article, we will...
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Gymnastics Physical Therapy

Does your child love gymnastics but constantly find themselves unable to practice due to pain or injury? The frustration of injury getting in the way of training becomes draining and truly takes the fun out of the sport. Onward Physical Therapy specializes in helping gymnasts become pain-free while helping develop a plan to minimize flare-ups and increase skill development through...