We Can Help With Pelvic Floor Problems

“Brenda, I did not know you could help me with that, I would have come in sooner”. Yes, just call us and we will try and get you in this week. “I’ve had this pain in my butt for several months. Can you  help me with that?” Yes, pelvic floor tightness often feels like butt…

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Carolyn’s Story About Physical Therapy and Monarch YOU Classes

Meet Carolyn. She came to Monarch because of a bladder issue and saw Amber, one of our therapists. Carolyn quickly began experiencing relief, but she kept wanting more results. Amber told her that she should attend one of the exercise classes that Monarch offers, but Carolyn wasn’t sure about it at first. But as time…

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Pelvic Floor…. How Do You Feel When You Hear These Words?

Embarrasment

Embarrasment? Why are people talking about this on facebook, or better yet, why are they talking about it at HEB in the produce asile??? Shame? Knowing there are issues and hearing these words just makes you turn red and get all clammy?? My favorite is “what the heck does physical therapy have to do with…

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What the heck is my body doing? Part 3

Change Video Shot

Age 45-65+ I hope you are following along with us on this journey of life stages and how to deal with them as they are happening. This stage is very interesting, because things start really showing up here. We might have been pushing along through the 30’s and early 40’s with no problems, and sometimes,…

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What the heck is my body doing? Part 2

Pelvis Bone

Age 21-45 This is a huge, productive, crazy time of life!! You might be in grad school and sitting a lot, having and caring for children, or dealing with pre-menopausal life changing hormones—so, I will try to maintain a focus here—we don’t have all day!! A common area that affects everyone in the crazy/fun years…

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What the heck is my body doing?

kids-football

Lifestages—birth to 20 Let me start by being very clear—when it comes to physical therapy—there are pediatric specialists that treat developmental delays and specialize in pediatrics—we can refer you to them if needed. What I am referring to here is the “healthy” child in a growth spurt or transition. Our specialty is releasing the soft…

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Health, Sickness, Insurance, Wellness and Car Maintenance…

Have any of you read a Facebook post that you really enjoyed, then had to get back to daily life, and when you tried to get back to the super interesting blog/article, you can’t find it??? Can I get an Amen? This morning while drinking coffee, I read a post from I think the Cleveland…

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“My Session Was Great, but Now I’m Feeling More!”

This email/verbal feedback comes in weekly, so I wanted to spend a bit more time talking about this. Some background on me: most of my life, I was functioning in a highly stimulated nervous system way—basically, I had an over-reaction to small, everyday things, because my body was stuck in fight-or-flight. I had no clue…

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What Does Physical Therapy Have to Do With the Pelvic Floor/Pain/Leaking When I Sneeze?

This is a big issue, it affects a lot of men and women, but most don’t want to talk about it even with their spouse, or their MD. Problems with urinary leakage, or incontinence, seems like something a 90 year old nursing home resident would have to deal with , not a healthy 30, 40, or…

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Just a Little Nagging Pain Getting in the Way of Everyday Life

I’m part of a big family–my mom is one of eight kids–and i have quite a few first cousins, just on my mom’s side ( I think it’s 16, but who is counting!).  My youngest Aunt (who is only 15 years older than me), has a daughter who is 18 years younger than me–this is…

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