Physical Therapy

Take a Hike at Jade Brunswick

Take a Hike at Jade Brunswick

Behind our new location at 12 Windorf Circle in Brunswick is a magical northern forest with trails galore. You will find pleasant easy walks that are well signed and blazed. Maps are posted at the trail junctions and can also be found online at Maine Trail Finder.

The Dancing Yogi: Injury Prevention

The Dancing Yogi: Injury Prevention

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of posts designed to assist dancers in maximizing performance while achieving and maintaining wellness. This first installment is about preventing injury. Due to the high impact of an injury to a dancer’s life, a holistic approach to a preventative program is important.

How Did You Sleep?

How Did You Sleep?

Do you wake up in the morning in pain and wonder why? Have you wondered how exactly you should position yourself for sleep? One pillow? Two pillows? Five pillows? Where do all of those pillows go? Find out if your sleep position is effecting your body and if your mattress is to blame!

The Hot Topic in Healthcare: Article Review

The Hot Topic in Healthcare: Article Review

The hot topic is healthcare is pelvic floor! But what does that mean and should I be paying attention to mine? Nancy Charlebois breaks down the need-to-know in this article review about what to expect when you're..... not feeling 100%.

Neck Pain Relief through Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Massage & Yoga

Neck Pain Relief through Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Massage & Yoga

Our modern work culture has created flexibility in a lot of areas. The traditional 9-5 has morphed, with more people working remotely from home, on trains, planes, buses and in hotels. The internet has allowed the traditional work-place to become fluid, allowing many people an escape from the age-old problem of being stuck in a cubicle all day.

5 Ways to Know It’s Time to See Your PT After an Injury

5 Ways to Know It’s Time to See Your PT After an Injury

We all experience aches and pains throughout our lifetimes. Often pain begins as a result of an injury or clear event. Occasionally it is difficult to pinpoint the cause of pain. Regardless of the scenario, it is common to try to ignore your pain and carry on with your life as usual. So, how do you know when you should take the next step and seek help from your physical therapist?

Preparing for and Recovering from Total Joint Replacement of the Hip or Knee

Preparing for and Recovering from Total Joint Replacement of the Hip or Knee

Numerous studies are emerging surrounding the benefits of rehabilitation before and after a total joint replacement of the hip or knee. If you are anticipating a future knee or hip joint replacement surgery, prehab, a physical therapy program leading up to surgery, may help you recover quicker post surgery. Research has shown a slightly better postoperative outcome for those that participate in some form of rehabilitation before surgery compared to those who do not. 

Coping With the Final Weeks of Pregnancy

Coping With the Final Weeks of Pregnancy

While birthing parents are typically excited for their babies to arrive, the final weeks of pregnancy can be exhausting, uncomfortable and emotional.  You have a small person, or multiple people inside of you, just about ready to be born.  It can take a toll on you and your partner as well.  Here are some easy ways to help you enjoy those last few weeks.

Caring for the Pelvic Floor through Pregnancy and Childbirth

Caring for the Pelvic Floor through Pregnancy and Childbirth

Women’s health care is gaining steam in recognizing the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum women.  Over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in understanding of how the pelvic diaphragm works and its important role in healthy bladder, bowel and reproductive habits.  Most importantly, women and health care providers are bringing different forms of pelvic floor dysfunction into the conversation so that treatment is possible and successful.

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Pelvic floor dysfunction and stress incontinence are often believed to be problems of new moms and older women, but this is a common misconception. Women and men of all ages, including children, can suffer from urinary incontinence and often don’t realize that they can seek treatment to reduce this issue. 

Healthy Habits Start In Youth - Article Review

Healthy Habits Start In Youth - Article Review

As a physical therapist, what I take away from the NPR article by Richard Harris, 6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear, is the importance of life-long physical activity.  Healthy habits start in our youth and sets us up for healthier aging.

What to Know Before 'Flattening the Mummy Tummy'

What to Know Before 'Flattening the Mummy Tummy'

The recent article by NPR, Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day,  starts off with a sensational, grabbing title. A click bait title that we wouldn't expect from a trusted news source like NPR. But it certainly got your attention, especially if you recently had a baby and now are feeling a little weak around the core. And since this is NPR this should be safer than something random you pull off the internet, right? Well, yes and no.

7 Yoga Poses for After Your Run

7 Yoga Poses for After Your Run

Running can be such a great release from daily stress not to mention a fantastic form of exercise. Running, however, can also cause tight muscles and injuries. Here are 7 poses for you to work your way through post race or simply after your morning jog to keep your body in tip top shape for future runs and races. 

10 Preparations to Ensure you Enjoy this Year's July 4th Fireworks!

10 Preparations to Ensure you Enjoy this Year's July 4th Fireworks!

You don't need much to enjoy fireworks but a little extra planning beforehand will make sure you are not just happy this July 4th but comfortable as well! Here's our checklist to ensure you have the most comfortable experience yet plus a list of where to watch this year's celebration.

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

It's a great time to pay attention to how stress is affecting you. Common stressors include work, family, money, children, illness and more. Stress can impact both your body and your mind causing symptoms such as muscular pain, irritability, fatigue, and headaches. Here's how we can help...

Resolve to be Pain-Free

Resolve to be Pain-Free

Aches and pains are a common part of many of our lives. Many of us think that having pain is a normal part of “getting older.” For some of us, we think “getting older” can start in our 20s. For some of us it starts later in life. Regardless, pain is not normal and you do not need to live with it.