Two of Only 154 in U.S.

Two of Only 154 in U.S.

Julie DePaul PT, BCB-PMD, WCS and Wren Cunningham PT, DPT, WCS, MS are now board-certified clinical specialists in women’s health physical therapy. Only 154 physical therapists across the US were board certified in the women’s health specialty in 2012. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 80,000 members throughout the...

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How strong are your bones?

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects both men and women (mostly women), usually as they age. When your bone mass is low, bones become fragile and are more likely to break. Some people are more at risk for osteoporosis than others.   You can calculate your 10-year risk of having a major osteoporotic fracture here . Not all risk factors can be changed, but healthy habits and a...

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Fall Continuing Education Calendar

Kate Tomlin PT Assistant/ Licensed Massage Practitioner September 16, 17, 18 in Tualatin, Oregon Visceral Manipulation for the Urologic Organs Taught by Ramona Horton MsPT of the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute hermanwallace.com/ December 1 to 4, 2011 Vancouver BC, Canada Visceral manipulation for the Thorax Level 4 taught by The Barral Institute     Julie DePaul PT October 21-...

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You don’t have to birth children to have incontinence!

Sept 11, 2011 This study concludes that up to 1 out of every 8 healthy women who have not carried or birthed children have urinary incontinence. 1000 healthy, young women (age 16-30) in Melbourne, Australia were surveyed regarding continence status. The results not only concluded that as many as 12.6% of the 1000 women experienced urinary incontinence (UI), it also suggests that UI...

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New Breast Cancer Recovery and Fitness Program

New Breast Cancer Recovery and Fitness Program

Having breast cancer can be an overwhelming emotional and physical experience. Healthy Focus Physical Therapy offers skills and knowledge to help you get back to what you were doing before surgery. Women often accept pain and limited mobility that linger after surgery and radiation, but even years later, physical therapy can make a change in reducing these symptoms.

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Physical Therapist Returns from Haiti

The Bellingham Herald Sunday May 30, 2010 Out And About by Julie Shirley Bellingham physical therapist Julie DePaul tells me she provided care to victims of the Haitian earthquake as part of an emergency medical team sent by Children of the Nations. She worked at the field hospital in Fond Parisian, outside of Port au Prince, operated by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative out of Boston. She also...

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