Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Finding a physical therapist that specializes in women’s health can be difficult. It is a highly specialized area of treatment. Many women are faced with unique physical challenges that they try to convince themselves are “normal” and “expected” based on being female. Common examples include: discomfort in the abdomen, lower back, bottom, and hips, leaking…

Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Warning

by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT If you’ve taken Levaquin (generic name Levofloxacin, part of the group Fluoroquinolone), you may be at risk for tendon inflammation, disease, and even rupture. Levaquin is an antibiotic used for respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and abdominal infections. Some common uses are for E. coli, flu, pneumonia, Staph (but not MRSA, medically…

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): What is it?

by Edward Lockwood, DPT Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that effects .5- 1 % of people in North American and Northern European. RA can have associated symptoms such as muscle weakness, fatigue, and can cause joint pain / inflammation. 1 Rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to cause decreased aerobic capacity, increased prevalence of cardiovascular…