Articles are posted in reverse chronological order.
Jill Menefee - June 2017 // GSM is a collection of symptoms and signs associated with declining estrogen and other sex hormones during the menopause transition.
Elizabeth Leeds - June 2017 // When the foot hits the ground, your lower body performs a complex series of joint and muscular reactions to help keep you upright, move you forward, and absorb shock.
Anne Shea - May 2017 // A wise person once said, "If you don't poop in the library, you shouldn't read in the bathroom."
Crystal Hazelton - May 2017 // Knee pain affects one in four adults. Often people with low back or pelvic pain have difficulty moving correctly because their knees hurt.
Kim Zevin - April 2017 // Over the years I have treated a lot of patients with pain disorders. They are scared and getting out of pain consumes their thoughts and their lives.
Jessica Swartz - April 2017 // Have you ever felt like you can't participate in a sport because of your pelvic floor dysfunction?
Toni Flynn - March 2017 // According to the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force, 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 falls each year.
Katherine Dahl - March 2017 // Spinning Babies is a series of techniques that promote optimal alignment of the baby within the mother's pelvis.
Maureen Mason - Feb 2017 // Trauma recovery is a process that is multidisciplinary and can have profound overall improvement.
Elizabeth Delozier - Feb 2017 // The benefits of a regular meditation practice are numerous and well-documented.
Jill Menefee - Dec 2016 // Beginning conversations with our children about the facts of life might seem a bit challenging.
Toni Flynn - Nov 2016 // Persistent and chronic pelvic pain is a very real condition that many people think they have to live with.
Crystal Hazelton - Nov 2016 // Do you ever feel your pains are inexplicable? We see a lot of people with complicated cases at CTS.
April Douglas - Oct 2016 // Happy Physical Therapy Month! In honor of this great month, here are ten fun facts about PT that some people don't know.
Kim Zevin - Oct 2016 // Do you wonder why some breast-fed infants have digestive issues and others don't? Or why some kids are more prone to ear infections?
Mandy Johnston - Sept 2016 // Here are some tools that can be used every day to take control of your stress and progress forward.
Katherine Dahl - Sept 2016 // How your body functions is changeable, and is more important than what your body structure is.
Maureen Mason - Aug 2016 // Sacro-Iliac and Pelvic Girdle pain can affect the ability to get in and out of bed, walk, lunge, stair climbing.
Kira Shurtz - Aug 2016 // I often have patients who are intimidated by large goals for their health, and it keeps them from starting.
Elizabeth Kominami - July 2016 // Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the "feel good" chemicals in our body, blocking pain signals to our brain.
Mariska Breland - July 2016 // Foot drop is one of the most common neurological problems, caused from damage to the peroneal nerve near the knee.
Jill Menefee - June 2016 // Fiber is not just for Grandma! Starting healthy eating habits early can lead to a lifetime of good food habits and healthy bowels.
Crystal Hazelton - June 2016 // Want a strong pelvic floor? Here are 16 ways to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and only ONE of them involves plain Kegels.
Elizabeth Leeds - May 2016 // The post-partum period is important for retraining the body to a foundational level and restoring the system back to its new normal.
April Douglas - May 2016 // Wait until your six week checkup; if you must push a stroller, try to use a light-weight stroller that allows your elbows to be bent at 90 degrees.
Katherine Dahl - April 2016 // The concept of "neuroplasticity" means that the brain (and nervous system) is capable of change and adaptation.
Kim Zevin - April 2016 // Using a combination of Lymph Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Brain and Cranial techniques may help treat patients with these disorders.
Angela Yvonne - March 2016 // With our fast paced culture, busy work schedules & high stress lives, it's easy to see why many of us suffer with some level of anxiety or depression.
Maureen Mason - March 2016 // Choosing specific foods can reduce inflammation and pain, so here are medical guidelines recommended by the experts.
Toni Flynn - Feb 2016 // The triad consists of 3 parts: disordered eating, amenorrhea and bone loss. Often overlooked, it's important to be aware of signs and symptoms.
Kira Shurtz - Feb 2016 // When you get discouraged say the phrase, "What doesn't challenge me doesn't change me." You will see yourself change for the better.
Elizabeth Leeds - Jan 2016 // With any program, be realistic as to how much you are willing to give with respect to time. Start small and add in time on days that you have it.
Crystal Hazelton - Jan 2016 // Setting up the symptom as 'the problem' ignores the bundle of habits and habitats that led to the symptom in the first place.
Kim Zevin - Dec 2015 // A physical therapist trained in visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy can be the most effective resource for a positive pregnancy test.
April Douglas - Dec 2015 // Your pelvic floor is the area of your pelvis that runs from your tailbone to your pubic bone, layers of muscles that support your internal organs.
Mandy Johnston - Nov 2015 // Until Nike puts jet packs in their soles, it's up to you and your training routine to improve your speed.
Katherine Dahl - Nov 2015 // Jade eggs have been used for thousands of years to promote self-awareness and good health and function of the vagina.
Kira Shurtz - Oct 2015 // Sitting is flexion of the hips, spine, and often the shoulders if slouched. You are flexed anywhere from 5-10 hours a day.
Maureen Mason - Oct 2015 // There is considerable overlap between irritable bowel syndrome and depression and anxiety.
Jill Menefee - Sept 2015 // Mornings can be stressful and rushed so allow a few extra minutes for your child to take care of business.
Toni Flynn - Sept 2015 // There is much debate on how one's foot should hit the ground in order to improve efficiency and reduce injury.
Crystal Hazelton - Aug 2015 // Abdominal core muscles are both strained and weaker when your alignment is off, so good alignment of your bones maximizes muscle function.
Mariska Breland - Aug 2015 // The scents around us travel right through the nose and into the olfactory center of the brain itself - directly linked to memory.
Kelsey Beckman - July 2015 // Getting a massage is not just a luxury you should experience a couple times a year. There are proven health benefits, including relief of stress and pain.
April Douglas - July 2015 // Beware of crunches. They will mostly activate your rectus abdominis, which can separate your abs more if you have diastasis recti.
Kim Zevin - June 2015 // Visceral Manipulation is a gentle hands-on therapy that assesses and treats the relationship of the organs with other structures of the body.
Kira Shurtz - June 2015 // It is important to remember if you "strengthen" in incorrect alignment you have greater likelihood of causing injury to your body.
Maureen Mason - May 2015 // A key yoga guideline you can practice: non-violence to yourself and others.
Shelley Garrett - May 2015 // Have you ever wondered what effect your diet can have on pain and healing? What you eat is an important piece of the puzzle while on the path to recovery.
Natasha Ratajczak - April 2015 // If you can't get out of the car or plane for several hours, make sure you exercise your arms and legs to help decrease swelling, fatigue and discomfort.
Elizabeth Leeds - April 2015 // Consider a waterproof mattress pad. If able I would get this before the baby arrives, just in case your water breaks at night.
Jill Menefee - March 2015 // Physical Therapy treatment is geared toward addressing the impairments that are caused by the condition.
Sarah Knaup - March 2015 // Electroacupuncture is the conduction of an electric pulse along an acupuncture needle to provide stimulation to an area or acupuncture point. .
Crystal Hazelton - Feb 2015 // Short term rest between sets improves immediate energy available for your muscle. Longer rest in between sessions improves muscle repair and rebuilding..
Katherine Dahl - Feb 2015 // I gripped my spoon. Pain. I contracted my pelvic floor tightly and gripped my spoon. No pain. I relaxed my pelvic floor and gripped my spoon. Pain.
Mandy Johnson - Jan 2015 // The core is the foundation of your body. When your foundation is strong, the rest of your body can move more efficiently, effectively and pain free.
April Douglas - Jan 2015 // Similar to a car, our bodies start to break down with mileage. Add in poor alignment or poor biomechanics and your body is slowly breaking down without many symptoms.
Maureen Mason - Dec 2014 // Eat more heart healthy good fats, fewer processed carbs, and exercise for your brain and body health and insulin regulation.
Kim Zevin - Dec 2014 // Our lymphatic system works very hard to maintain optimal functioning of our bodies and most of us never think about how we can support it better.
Elizabeth Leeds - Nov 2014 // The key with maintaining wellness is to set realistic expectations, and to be flexible.
Kira Shurtz - Nov 2014 // When there's disruption to your routine, plan for those changes to manage your bowels, pelvic and back pain more effectively.
Sarah Knaup - Oct 2014 // The treatment of overactive bladder with electroacupuncture is the insertion of an acupuncture needle above the medial malleolus into a superficial branch of the posterior tibial nerve.
Jill Menefee - Oct 2014 // When worn correctly, a backpack is supported by some of the strongest muscles in the body. If not worn correctly, a backpack can strain muscles, cause pain and impact posture.
Natasha Ratajczak - Sept 2014 // Did you know that hormone replacement therapy is still the BEST way to effectively manage symptoms of menopause?
Maureen Mason - Sept 2014 // Medical instructions to "re-start exercise" may be insufficient to promote a gradual progressive increased activity and functional level.
Crystal Hazelton - Aug 2014 // The 3 most common biomechanical deficiencies were related to: footwear, excessive swagger while walking, and lazy stroller pushing.
Katherine Dahl - Aug 2014 // I hope that you will try keeping an optimal spinal posture the next time (and every time) that you cough, sneeze, laugh, etc.
April Douglas - July 2014 // Getting an MRI seems to be the right thing to do after you get injured,but the research suggests otherwise, especially when it comes to low back pain.
Mandy Johnston - July 2014 // One of the most common diagnoses we see during pregnancy and post-partum is diastasis recti.
Kim Zevin - June 2014 // Are you crossing your legs as you read this? Do you always stand with your weight shifted to one side? Do you always hold your baby on the same hip?
Kira Shurtz, - June 2014 // Focused diaphragmatic breathing is the simplest way I know to have a greater feeling of control in the management of our health without the help of a practitioner.
Elizabeth Leeds - May 2014 // We want to be the clinic that not only assists you in recovering from your current condition, but the resource to achieving a healthier, new you.
Maureen Mason - May 2014 // There are multiple guides for women on strategies to create a healthy pregnancy, and these are primarily nutrition focused.
Jill Menefee - April 2014 // The way you feel while you're awake depends in part on what happens while you are sleeping.
Maureen Mason - April 2014 // Changing BMI involves knowledge about energy expenditure with activity levels, and energy density or calories in food.
Sarah Knaup - March 2014 // Whether it is morning sickness in your 1st trimester or hip and low back pain in your last, acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms throughout pregnancy.
Natasha Ratajczak - March 2014 // You go to the internet to find guidance with the new things going on with your body, only to find a billion different resources out there.
Mandy Johnston - Feb 2014 // If your goal is to decrease back or neck pain, start with something simple like modifying your posture at work or while you relax watching TV.
Crystal Hazelton - Feb 2014 // There are many potential causes for increased pain in your back while sitting, like overactive psoas major and quadratus lumborum muscles.
Katherine Dahl - Jan 2014 // As of Jan. 1, 2014, Californians can seek evaluation and treatment from a physical therapist without obtaining a physician's referral or diagnosis first.
Joyce Steele - Jan 2014 // If you are thirsty - your body is trying to tell you something. People typically sense they are thirsty after they are actually dehydrated.
Kira Shurtz - Dec 2013 // Your partner might be apprehensive due to fears of hurting you or the baby. Here are some helpful hints which will take the fear out of prenatal massage.
Elizabeth Leeds - Dec 2013 // Having more "positive" stressors can provide the system with a larger buffer zone increasing its adaptability.
Kim Zevin - Nov 2013 // We all have the ability to feel and sense so much more than what we are presently sensing and feeling.
April Douglas - Nov 2013 // Figuring out where to go and who to see can be confusing and infuriating. Here are guidelines to help you get the most out of your doctor's visit.
Jill Menefee - Oct 2013 // Living in sunny Southern California, I never would have expected to be deficient in Vitamin D.
Maureen Mason - Oct 2013 // Reduce your risk for the "silent disease" of osteoporosis, the softening of bone, strengthen your bones now and prepare for the future.
Megan Hill and Natasha Ratajczak - Sept 2013 // Genetics is linked to fibromyalgia with increased incidence; when a first blood relative is diagnosed, you havean 8x higher chance.
Sarah Knaup - Sept 2013 // Acupuncture affects a woman's menstrual cycle by reducing stress, balancing emotions, resolving bloating, headaches and pain and regulating hormones.
Crystal Hazelton - Aug 2013 // Your physical therapist can assess your foot, posture, and gait to determine the right shoe for you.
Katherine Dahl - Aug 2013 // Prenatal perineal massage is massage or stretching of the perineum, done before you go into labor.
Mandy Johnston - July 2013 // Posture is the one thing that is with us all day. Whether you're sitting at your desk, driving to lunch or standing in line at the grocery store.
April Douglas - July 2013 // Patients often come into the clinic questioning why their pain came out of nowhere, or from a minor movement like taking out the trash.
Kim Zevin - May 2013 // I talk a lot with my patients about their thoughts. I can understand that they are caught up in pain, in what they can and can't do.
Maureen Mason - May 2013 // Gradually integrate these techniques into your life for calming your mind and body; practice makes perfect.
Elizabeth Leeds - April 2013 // Painful intercourse, dyspareunia, can be present from one's first sexual experience or can occur later on in life.
Mandy Johnston - April 2013 // The CoreAlign is a unit that consists of two moving carts with resistance bands that can attach in a variety of ways.
Joyce Steele - March 2013 // There's little talk about the need for appropriate rest and full relaxation between Kegels, which is essential particularly in the pelvic floor muscles.
Jill Menefee - March 2013 // Certain conditions like diabetes or a urinary tract infection can be responsible for some bladder issues.
Crystal Hazelton - Feb 2013 // Should you warm up before you stretch? Is static stretching or ballistic stretching better? These questions answered and more.
Sarah Knaup - Feb 2013 // Dry needling is a technique to deactivate myofascial trigger points, spots along a muscle that can be felt as a tight band or nodule.
Hilary Batson - April 2010 // It's beyond the preconceived notion that these children are just lazy, deep sleepers, or that it stems from a food allergy.
The Dr. Oz Show - Jan 2010 // Dr. Oz and Dr. Ashton discuss vulvodynia in the no-embarrassment zone.
NBC 7 KNSD-TV - Oct 2009 // Physical Therpist Cindy Furey shows Channel 7 San Diego television viewers how good posture at the computer desk can help you avoid health problems.
Breezy Mama - Oct 2009 // Written with the help of our very own Cindy Furey, PT and Owner, and Mark Wiesner, PhD. "Breezy Mama" provides expectant mothers with information on diet, sexual health, exercise, activities for kids and common medical concerns.
CTS has been honored by Celebration Media U.S. as one of its 2009 Talk of the Town Award Recipients in the category of top Physical Therapists.