Physical Therapy Blog

Integral Physical Therapy provides some of the most extensive physical therapy services in the East Cobb, Marietta, and metro Atlanta area. From postpartum, pelvic floor, and pregnancy physical therapy to dance, gymnastics, sports PT, and more, we provide one-on-one physical therapy services for a variety of patients. In our Physical Therapy Blog, learn about techniques like dry needling as well as common issues like low back pain, bedwetting, stress incontinence, and more that can be relieved with physical therapy treatment.  

What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling?

*Photo used with permission of Myopain Seminars Dry Needling is a revolutionary pain relieving procedure. Even though it is increasing in popularity, you may not yet be familiar with it. It involves the use of very tiny needles to treat a variety of musculoskeletal...

What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Is There Hope If I Have It?

What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Is There Hope If I Have It?

I write this post as someone who has successfully overcome prolapse and who now treats other women with it, and I can tell you there is so much hope. Prolapse (POP) is often a scary diagnosis, and I vividly remember being scared myself when I stood in the office of my...

Low Back Pain & Surprising Causes

Low Back Pain & Surprising Causes

What if your low back pain isn’t just a low back problem?  80% of people will have low back pain at some point in their lives! How many of you have had back pain at some point, or have a friend or family member that struggles with it on and off?  Sometimes it is just...

Head Tilt In Infancy

Head Tilt In Infancy

I vividly remember during my early days as a PT in the late 1990s when the large outpatient pediatric clinic where I worked went from a few referrals per year for babies with head tilt, or torticollis, to at least 1 a week, then several a week. Torticollis comes from...

The Power of Breathing

The Power of Breathing

Did you know that how you breathe can profoundly impact your health?  With the billions spent on health supplements every year, it’s incredible to think that something as simple as changing how we breathe might be a part of your health solution.  I spend a lot of time...

My Story: Dr. Lisa Shaw

My Story: Dr. Lisa Shaw

Physical Therapy can help you live your best life.  For some people, it gives them their life back.  For others, it gives them the right start in life.   I have been a patient whose life was changed by PT, and I am a therapist helping people in their journey.  I have...

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