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FIVE KEYS TO PREVENTION OF BACK PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

The joys of pregnancy and being a new mother are undeniably endless. It is a special time that should be appreciated and relished. Unfortunately, many moms and moms-to-be have a difficult time enjoying their belly and/or baby grow because of back pain. It is estimated that 84% of women experience back pain at some point

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Mary McMillan – A True PT Pioneer

Mary McMillan – A True PT Pioneer

Happy Women’s History Month!   To honor Women’s History Month, BreakThrough would like to take this opportunity to honor one of the first-ever female physical therapists, Mary McMillan, that paved the way for many female physical therapists from around the world. Who is Mary McMillan?  Why was she (and still is) such a huge...

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Pelvic Floor PT: More Than Kegels

Pelvic Floor PT: More Than Kegels

Are you having issues with incontinence or pelvic dysfunction? Are you male or female genetically? This article emphasizes the importance of adapting a multi-disciplinary approach by healthcare professionals, especially by initial healthcare providers such as Nurse practitioner (NP) , PCP, urologist, gynecologist and obstetrician. NP...

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SHOULD I EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY

by Irina Stiasny, PT, DPT Pregnancy can be both an extremely rewarding and challenging time in the life of every mother.  The changes that occur in your body can present new challenges and concerns that you have not previously experienced.  Over the last several decades, research has shown that exercise can help promote a healthy

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