Articles written by Capstone Physical Therapists.

Nutrition and Bladder and Bowel Health 

Nutrition can be an important component of bowel and bladder health. Some conditions that can be affected by diet include bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC), urinary urgency, constipation, and diarrhea.

Nutrition and Bladder and Bowel Health 2021-07-23T14:54:00-07:00

Endometriosis – The Invisible Disease

Endometriosis is when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus. It is estimated that 10-15% of reproductive aged women have endometriosis, and up to 70% of women with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis.

Endometriosis – The Invisible Disease2021-07-23T14:53:27-07:00

Osteoporosis and Physical Therapy

If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis, physical therapy can decrease symptoms through postural training, balance, and body mechanics to reduce fracture risk.

Osteoporosis and Physical Therapy2021-07-23T14:59:18-07:00

Healthy Hips, Happy Knees

Are you experiencing knee pain while running? A common cause of knee pain is weak hips. Weak hips can cause pain on the front of the knee or the side of the knee 1,2. The hips work to control movement at the knee and weakness can lead to increased pressure and strain on the [...]

Healthy Hips, Happy Knees2021-07-23T15:02:32-07:00

The Importance of Posture

Poor posture can lead to many aches and pains, most commonly, head aches, shoulder pain, and back pain. Typical posture deviations that can lead to pain include forward head, rounded shoulders, rounded back, and arms rotated in (thumbs point towards body when hanging down instead of forward). When these positions are maintained in a person the muscles [...]

The Importance of Posture2021-07-23T15:30:26-07:00

Stretching: Methods and Guidelines

Tissues can become tight or stiff from an activity or with prolonged positioning, possibly leading to pain or difficulty performing simple tasks such as reaching overhead. Stretching is important to maintain flexibility of these tissues, increase joint range, and prevent loss of motion. For an illustrated guide...

Stretching: Methods and Guidelines2021-07-23T15:52:02-07:00

Knee Injuries: The ACL

ACL injuries are common amongst high school and collegiate athletes in high risk sports, ranging from sprains to complete ruptures. They generally occur during activities including changing direction while running, coming to an abrupt stop, improper landing upon jumping, and collisions during contact sports.

Knee Injuries: The ACL2021-07-23T15:59:58-07:00

4 Ways to Prevent Falls

Falls are a big problem. 1 out of every 3 adults over 65 years old falls each year. Falls are also the leading cause of injury, both fatal and non-fatal, in the elderly population. Luckily there are ways to reduce your fall risk.

4 Ways to Prevent Falls2021-07-23T16:03:59-07:00

Exercise and Aging

Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for all ages from young to old. As we age exercise is still very important for good health. With increased age the benefits of exercise can slow or stop some of the normal processes that occur as we age.

Exercise and Aging2021-07-23T16:09:42-07:00

No Pain, No Gain

Is “no pain, no gain” a good approach to exercise? When experiencing discomfort during exercise, there is a difference between muscle soreness and pain. Most people believe that muscle soreness is due to a buildup of lactic acid within the muscles but it actually develops from the repair process in response to tiny muscle fiber breakdown, or small tears, during a workout1.

No Pain, No Gain2021-07-23T16:17:20-07:00