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Women's Health and Physical Therapy

Women’s Health and Physical Therapy

Pelvic pain is becoming more and more discussed among women as well as urinary and/or bowel incontinence. All of these symptoms are a result of pelvic floor dysfunction which is caused by pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, chronic coughing, chronic constipation, trauma as well as aging. At Fusion Physical Therapy our women’s health physical therapist, Jackie Saravane can help! A women’s health physical therapist can help you alleviate pelvic

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dyspareunia

Women’s Health: Pain While Having Sex – Dyspareunia Treatment

Have you ever experienced pain while having sex? Then you may suffer from dyspareunia, a recurrent or persistent pain with sexual activity that affects approximately 10% to 20% of women in the United States. This condition can result in a lack of desire for sexual intercourse and damper the relationship a woman has with her partner as sexual intercourse should be associated with pleasure and not pain. When the pelvic muscles in the pelvic floor t

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migraines

Migraines and Physical Therapy Options

Migraines are the 6th most disabling illness in the world and approximately 37 million experience migraines. Every 10 seconds someone is being admitted to the emergency room complaining of head pain. The proper pain relief for headaches and migraines might just be found in physical therapy. Migraines are a pain that is far more intense that just a bad headache. Migraines are a genetic neurological disorder in the central nervous system which r

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Interstitial Cystitis

Physical Therapy is now being recommended by physicians for the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Physical therapy is used to help ease IC symptoms and pain. Painful bladder syndrome, aka Interstitial cystitis, is a chronic condition that causes bladder pain, bladder pressure and sometimes pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe. Your bladder stores urine and is a muscular, hollow organ. When the bladder is full m

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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling in Physical Therapy

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TrP-DN), a specialized technique that is creating a buzz in the physical therapy world, is a very effective treatment which reduces soreness and tenderness associated with trigger points. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in a muscle. Our physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy are trained to effectively treat patients with face, neck, lower back, shoulders, arms, feet and hands utilizing TrP-DN. What i

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Peezing

Peezing – Peeing at the Same Time as You Sneeze

Peeing at the same time as you sneeze is commonly known as peezing.  Peezing often occurs during any type of physical movement such as coughing, jumping, sneezing, or running as these types of activities put pressure on your bladder. Peezing can signify a symptom of stress incontinence and is common among women, especially after childbirth. If you are a peezer, you are not alone. Urinary incontinence occurs when undesired urine leaks out. Mos

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The Achilles Tendon

One of the most common tendons to rupture is the largest tendon known as the Achilles tendon and stretches from the bones of the heel all the way to your calf muscles. When the Achilles tendon is injured, the pain is mild and creates a burning sensation and is stiff. There are approximately 30,000 people in the United States aging from 30 to 49 who experience a torn or ruptured tendon. While there are many different type of treatment for the A

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Pelvic Floor

Things to Know About the Pelvic Floor

There are several health issues that a woman deals with that affect the pelvic floor and include urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and bowel problems. Childbirth, chronic constipation, pregnancy, surgery, chronic coughing, trauma and aging a few types of issues women experience which may cause pelvic floor muscle tension, incoordination and weakness. There are many myths about women’s health and we are going to address two of them below. M

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Studies show that more than 3 Million people are diagnosed per year and approximately one out of 10 people in the US experience a persistent pain that is located on the bottom of the foot called plantar fasciitis. How do you know if you might be one of these 3 Million people plus? Do you wake up in the morning and experience a stabbing pain near the heel of your foot? If you stand for prolonged periods of standing, do you feel any pain? If this i

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Spine Therapy

Spine Therapy

Does your back hurt most of the day and do you spend a good portion of the day trying to relieve the pain? Have you heard of or even considered Spinal Decompression? At Fusion Physical Therapy we offer spinal therapy. Spinal decompression includes two types of treatment; surgical and nonsurgical. Nonsurgical decompression is often used to treat the following symptoms Back or Neck Pain Herniated or bulging disks Posterior Facet Sy

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Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises, also referred to as pelvic floor exercises, consist of a repeated contraction and relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles. Dr. Arnold Kegel was the first physician to describe this contraction and is who Kegel exercises received their name. The pelvic floor muscles support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum and performing Kegel exercises strengthens the pelvic floor muscles. Are Kegel Exercises hard to perform?

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Treating Sport Injuries with Physical Therapy

Injuries are common while participating in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities. Poor training methods, not warming-up, lack of conditioning, incorrect gear or equipment, fatigue, overuse and dehydration are a few of the causes of sports injuries. According to the National Institute of Health, the most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, Achilles tendinitis, fractures, knee injuries, rotator cuff

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Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain Also Known as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Did you know that twenty percent of American women suffer with some form of pelvic pain which is also known as pelvic floor dysfunction?  For many Americans the pain is unidentifiable and goes untreated What is Pelvic Floor Pain? There are tissues and muscles in your pelvic area which form a sling that goes from the pubic bone to the tailbone which assists in supporting the pelvic organs as well as the abdominal organs; this is called the

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Stormi Kelley Joins Fusion Physical Therapy

Stormi grew up in Eakly, Oklahoma and graduated from Binger-Oney High School in 2012. After high school graduation she moved to Miami, Oklahoma where she played softball for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. After completing junior college she moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma and graduated from the SWOSU/Caddo Kiowa Physical Therapist Assistant program in May of 2017 Stormi Kelley joined Fusion Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist Assis

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Jackie Saravane

Lawton Fusion Welcomes Jackie Saravane to the Fusion Team

Jackie Saravane joins Fusion Physical Therapy as a physical therapist focusing on women’s health. Jackie graduated in 2010 and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Education with Honors from the University of Arkansas. After graduation, she accepted a commission with the United States Army to attend U.S. Army-Baylor’s Doctoral Physical Therapy program and completed the program in 2013. Her first assignment with the US Army was at Fort Sill

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