Your Imbalanced Sacrum Could be the Cause of your Pain

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You know what a Wedgy is, but do you know what a Sacrowedgy is?  That’s funny, I know, but a sacrum (tailbone) that is not level is no laughing matter.  Back aches, hip pain, leg pain, and even shoulder and neck pain can be the result of a sacrum that is not positioned as it should be due to myofascial restrictions.  An easy way to balance your sacrum is by using a therapy tool called Sacrowedgy. It is a rubbery type of device which cradles your sacrum as you lay face up on it for 5-15 minutes.  You can be still on the device, or you can add-in gentle movements to enhance the release of the fascia and tissue restricting your sacrum and holding it in an unlevel/imbalanced position. Once your sacrum is level, you will likely notice pain reduction!

If you want to learn more about leveling your sacrum to relieve your low back/tailbone/pelvic pain, check out Darcy’s weekly “Release” Class!

  • Learn life-changing skills in how to release stubborn tight/stuck areas all over your body

  • Learn how to use handy tools like the Sacrowedgy, gentle Myofascial Release balls and foam rollers to perform gentle stretches

  • Have fun & leave feeling looser, relaxed & with less pain!

THURSDAYS

9 - 10 a.m.

Studio 83 Pilates, Hartland

$18/class or discounted with  mat class package purchase

Book online at www.Studio83Pilates.com

or RSVP Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

or call/text her: 262.751.6503  

MONDAYS:

5 - 6 p.m.

Pathways of Light, Delafield

$15/class (cash or check)

RSVP Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

or call/text her: 262.751.6503

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT; a highly specialized John F. Barnes Myofascial Release therapist from Balance Within - Integrative Physical Therapy.

To learn more about the services Darcy provides and how she can help you achieve better body health, call/text her: 262.751.6503 or email her at Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

Introducing Jill, Our Newest Expert PT!

Help us welcome Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS to Balance Within!

Jill is a rare 25-year Expert Physical Therapist that is hands-down one of the very most talented and skilled PT’s we have ever met. We are honored to welcome her to our team! Learn more about her amazing skills below.

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Specializing in: Pain Relief, Orthopedics, Spine, Expert John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Functional Manual Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy, TMJ Dysfunction, Vertigo/Vestibular Rehabilitation

“My interest in human anatomy and physiology coupled with a desire to help others led me to become a physical therapist. I have had an incredible career journey fueled by an intrinsic desire to learn and to facilitate healing, which continues still. My combination of advanced specialty skills gives me great access to the connective tissue system. Since this system is the environment for every structure within the body, treating it fosters amazing results and allows my patients to return to the life they want.

Our bodies are constantly changing and have an impressive capacity to adapt. Quite often, pain appears only after the adaptive options have been depleted. This means the underlying causes of pain are often located quite a distance from the pain symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to look at the whole body to effectively address the root causes.

As a physical therapist, I am a movement system specialist and continually witness the inextricable link between movement and health. Delivering excellent treatment certainly demands this science, but I believe that delivering compassionate care is also an art because our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being are inseparable. It is immensely rewarding to help my patients restore and optimize their movement and health, especially when they have been struggling with pain for years without much benefit from other treatments.”

  • Licensed Physical Therapist (UW – LaCrosse, 1993)

  • Master of Science: Human Kinetics (UW – Milwaukee, 2002. Thesis: Effects of Explosive Training of the Hip Abductors on Rate of Force Production, Strength and Motor Function in Older Women.)

  • Adjunct Faculty Member: Evidence-Based Physical Therapy (UW – Milwaukee, DPT Program)

  • Expert Myofascial Release Practitioner (John F. Barnes Method)

  • Functional Manual Therapy (Institute of Physical Art)

  • Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute)

  • CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger Institute)

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Curative Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin)

  • Wellness and Injury Prevention (Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin)

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Training (Vertigo Treatment)

  • APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) and WPTA (Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association) Member since 1993

Women’s Health Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release

Women’s Health Physical Therapy & Myofascial Release

By: Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT

Did you know that 50% of all women believe pelvic floor dysfunction is normal?

...Think of urinary incontinence/leakage, pelvic pain/pain with intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, painful periods, chronic pain after pregnancy, etc. These conditions can put a serious wrench in your ability to enjoy your life. 

The good news is that specialized Women’s Health Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release can help! That’s right – no surgeries or drugs or wearing pads for the rest of your life!

Continue reading to learn more…

 

How Physical Therapy & Myofascial Release Helps Common Women’s Health Conditions:

  • Urinary Incontinence (aka Leakage) & Urinary Urgency: 

    • Muscles control these functions in your body too! Sometimes the pelvic floor muscles need to be strengthened, stretched, trained to have better coordination or sometimes we need to address our bathroom habits to train our bladder. A skilled Women’s Health Physical Therapist will assess these components and help create a treatment plan. John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release can also be helpful to gently decompress the muscles and connective tissues in this region to take pressure of the bladder.

  • Pelvic/Hip/Low Back Pain: 

    • The pelvis is an especially complex area of your body and deserves a specialist! Properly addressing the pelvic floor muscle function and releasing tight fascia (connective tissues) in this region are often extremely important missing links to relieving pain in the back, hips and pelvis (they’re all connected!)
    • Dr. Sarah and her husband Dr. Jereme both specialize in the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach. This link will fill you in nicely on how this approach is an especially helpful missing link for chronic pain: www.balancewithinpt.com/fa

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: 

So... Are you surprised that Physical Therapy can be helpful for these Women’s Health Conditions? Most women are! It's really a shame this isn't talked about more. 

And this information is only the tip of the iceberg! Women’s Health Physical Therapy & Myofascial Release (MFR) can also be especially helpful for these other common conditions:

  • Pain with intercourse
  • Painful periods and Endometriosis/Ovarian Cysts
  • Fibrotic/Fibrocystic breast tissues
  • Constipation
  • Recovery from a difficulty pregnancy/delivery
  • Gently releasing C-Section & Episiotomy scars
  • Mastectomy/lumpectomy scars & lymphedema

Imagine all the things you could enjoy more in your life without these annoying problems! And with natural treatments... no surgeries, pain meds or pads which just treat the symptoms! Just highly specialized Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release to get to the CAUSE of the problem. 

Interested in learning more?

Find out even more about how Women’s Health PT and MFR can help with these conditions by signing up to be notified of Sarah’s upcoming eBook guide:

10 Surprising Conditions That Respond GREAT to Women’s Health PT and Myofascial Release

This eBook will be released in the next few months with a limited number of FREE copies, SIGN UP HERE for our newsletter to be the first to claim your FREE copy!
 

Last of all, Thank you for your curiosity! Please consider sharing this important information to the ladies you love in your life. We don’t talk enough about these conditions but there is no need to suffer in silence! Please know I am here for you should you have any questions or concerns.

Warmly,

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT
email: DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com, phone: 262.442.5054

*For More Info About Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT and her practice at Pathways of Light Wellness Center, please visit:  www.balancewithinpt.com/aboutus/

P.S. Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter to be notified of Dr. Sarah's upcoming eBook guide HERE!