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Oceanside Treatments

Pelvic Floor and Core Muscle Reeducation

The “Core” is a dated concept.  You are not an apple and there is not one muscle, such as your 2-6 pack that is going to be the answer to all of your symptoms.  Your body is a synergistic group of muscles, nerves, joints, ligaments and tendons that all have certain jobs to help with… Read more »

Nerve Desensitization Treatments

Pain for more than 3 months, Sciatica, pudendal nerve pain, entrapment, sensitivity, autoimmune, IBS, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, migraines, POTS, chronic fatigue, adrenal, thyroid, sleep disorders and I could go on.  One commonality I see in all of these diagnosis is that the nervous system is injured. The story and journey are always unique to the individual… Read more »

Manual Therapy

You have probably heard of a number of things that fall under this broad category: massage, soft tissue, and joint mobilization, myofascial release, visceral massage, cranio-sacral work and many more.  There is not one technique that is THE fix. Everyone responds a bit different to these techniques. Our goals as therapists also can vary depending… Read more »

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.   The technique uses a “dry”needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by… Read more »

Biofeedback and E-Stim: Pelvic Floor

Biofeedback for pelvic floor rehabilitation is a tool that can be used to improve your awareness and focus on proper pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation.  The tool can be used with surface electrodes or an internal device to integrate visual or auditory information as well as mild electric pulses. We are well versed in… Read more »

Balloon-Assisted Training for Bowel Dyssenergia

In this technique, a small, soft balloon is inserted into the rectum and is attached to a large syringe that will inject either water or air into the balloon, causing the balloon to enlarge within the rectum. (Image Credit: CMT Medical) This training technique allows the patient to provide feedback about sensation of rectal filling… Read more »

Balance Training

Balance is essential as we age and is often affected with persistent conditions such as pain.  We strive for a “balanced program” for you and that includes balance activities. Your system responds to challenge and you have to leave your comfort zone, safely, to improve.  

4-D Wheel Coaching

The 4-D wheel is an innovative tool which allows patients to investigate the depths of their brain for optimal healing. Recent advances in pain resolution have proven that the complexity of the brain must be integrated into healing. View Sage Wheeler’s bio.

Osteoporosis Exercise Management

If you have osteoopenia or osteoporosis you probably have been told to weight train.  This is a great recommendation but if you are not activating the proper deeper muscles that attach to your bones, then you missing the boat a bit.  We can help make your current program more ideal for bone density and make… Read more »

Private Yoga Training

Yoga teachers and students who wish to optimize their practice, understand proper postures that optimize the deeper muscles and pelvic floor in their practice.  Emily Lerner PT, RYT is a pelvic and orthopedic therapist and certified Yoga Instructor. She loves working with patients and instructors with regards to their yoga practice.