Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pelvic Floor Myofascial Trigger Points: Manual Therapy for Interstitial Cystitis and Urgency-Frequency Syndrome



Renew PT Research Review: Trigger points are tender spots within muscle that are caused by acute or repetitive overloading of the muscle. These knot-like spots are often felt in the neck or upper back and cause a burning or stabbing pain. Many people do not realize that the muscles of the pelvic floor are also susceptible to trigger points.

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How to Fight and Insurance Denial or Underpayment



Chances are you may have been to a doctor or other health care provider and have either submitted a medical claim yourself or had the office submit it for you. Then you get your response from your insurance company and medical claim you’ve submitted has come back to you either denied or partially paid. There can be many other messages on your Explanation of Benefits that are at best confusing and at worst utterly frustrating. So what can you do?

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Spotlight on Mind-Body Medicine



This amazing book is a must read for all people who believe in the power of mind-body medicine and how it can be a successful component in your healing process. The following is an exerpt from Shakti Gawain’s groundbreaking work, originally published in the 1970’s. I recommend all my patients get a copy of this book

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Yoga For Neck Pain



At Renew Physical Therapy we believe in the power of yoga as a way to gain flexibility, improve strength, relieve stress, burn calories, and get fit. Yoga is the magic pill that can do all of this at the same time. Yoga can help you reach your goals by conditioning not only your body but your mind as well.

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Decreasing Bladder Pain Naturally


Recent research has given hope to thousands of individuals suffering from Interstitial cystitis (IC) by providing them with simple yet powerful techniques, exercises and dietary changes that can be incorporated into their lifestyles that help control bladder pain. These changes are listed in this blog post and are easy to do. IC can be a baffling disease for many and many are unsure if they have urgency and frequency of urination or IC. If you are wondering whether you have IC or PBS the following symptoms are hallmark signs of individuals suffering from these conditions.

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