“Gerry” finally put off going to the doctor’s and confirmed what was going on. His chest pain, never-ending couch and fatigue were simply not going away and were starting to affect his ability to work as construction site supervisor. When he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, Gerry was depressed, confused and anxious. What did that […]
If you’re a man with what feels like pain in your pelvic area, you probably feel like you’re in trouble. You have a musculoskeletal problem in an area that no one wants to touch (including you, because it reminds you too much of the dreaded prostate exam when you turn 40). But this is exactly […]
If you have ever been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), there is a good chance someone has explained this condition to you as the “wear and tear” that occurs at a joint. As you digest your diagnosis, you may begin to feel protective of that painful joint.
By Lisa Flanders, PT I’m a physiotherapist who works in women’s health. A lot of what we do is help patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, which happens when the “sling” or “hammock” that supports the pelvic organs is not functioning in an optimal manner.