“Rewire Me” The Source for Your Healing Journey

I am fascinated by how the body and mind work together to heal from pain and injury.  To learn more about healing and how physical therapists can help patients be committed to their healing process, I interviewed my good friend Rose Caiola, founder … [Continue reading]

Chronic Pain and sexuality: How Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R helps people navigate these issues

(Image courtesy of Eva Margo Kant, LCSW-R) The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines chronic pain as pain lasting more than 3 months and it affects more than 100 million Americans today.  As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I help patients … [Continue reading]

EMH Physical Therapy Goes To Chicago for The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference on Chronic Pelvic Pain

                                      At EMH Physical Therapy, we support an interdisciplinary approach to treating our patients. We are in constant communication with primary care physicians, urologists, psychologists, gynecologists and … [Continue reading]

A Pelvic Physical Therapist’s Approach to PGAD: Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

What’s your first reaction to this image? Laugh? Sigh and Roll your eyes at the tasteless joke?  Did you think: “How can anyone REALLY have this?” What if you were experiencing sexual arousal or multiple orgasms on a daily basis, for hours at a … [Continue reading]

PelviCorFit™ by EMH Physical Therapy Grand Opening

Have you been working out for years, but neglecting a crucial muscle group?? At EMH Physical Therapy we recently launched our brand new PelviCoreFit™ program designed to whip your pelvic floor muscles into shape. Proper firing of pelvic floor … [Continue reading]

“Cupping”: not just for Olympians

Were you watching the Olympics this summer wondering about those red circles on Michael Phelps’ shoulders? Those marks, called "sha," are from an ancient Chinese healing technique known as “cupping.” Cupping has been around for over 5,000 years. … [Continue reading]

What is Somatic Experiencing® and How Does it Heal Trauma/Chronic Pain?

Dr. Sharlene Bird Visits EMH Physical Therapy One of the things I love most about being in the healthcare field is learning from other practitioners. Through my years as a physical therapist treating chronic pain patients, I’ve found that a team … [Continue reading]

Good News!: Sex & Tampons Should Not Cause Pain

Do you find that you have pain and difficulty inserting a tampon? Is it a struggle to allow the Ob/GYN to use a speculum? Have you experienced pain during intercourse? Are you unable to have intercourse due to vaginal muscle spasms? You … [Continue reading]

How to Foam Roll Most Major Muscle Groups in 5-10 Minutes

Don’t you wish you could get a deep tissue massage every day? If you said “yes!” then I highly recommend you make a small investment in your own foam roller. I foam roll every time I go to the gym because it’s the easiest way to self-release all … [Continue reading]

SOLUTIONS FOR CHRONIC PAIN

PAIN IS IN THE BRAIN A staggering 100 million people in the USA suffer with chronic pain, a higher number than those diagnosed with cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  Chronic pain patients suffer because they  feel like they are not believed by … [Continue reading]