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We’ve probably all seen a commercial at some point for medication to help a weak bladder, but it isn’t something we generally want to talk about if we have one.

This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Jenni Johnson Gabelsberg explains this problem, known as urinary incontinence, and how to fix it through physical therapy. Gabelsberg is a nationally prominent physical therapist whose focus is on pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has a doctor of physical therapy degree, and lectures widely on evaluation and treatment for female and male pelvic floor dysfunctions, such as urinary and fecal incontinence.

Conceptions and misconceptions about physical therapy

Mar 12, 2016
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A physical ache, pain or injury can send you to the doctor, who may suggest surgery or pain medication. But there may be another option. A method in which people are often able to increase their strength and mobility, regain health, and avoid harsh treatments that may cause long-term side effects.

This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Erson Religioso speaks with us on what physical therapy is and how it may sometimes be the healthier treatment option to choose for injuries. Religioso has a doctorate degree in physical therapy, is an expert in manual therapy, and is an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Buffalo.

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It all began with one Gorbel employee, says President Brian Reh, who was going through physical therapy with her daughter.

"The idea came originally from one of our employees who had experienced first-hand how tough it was to go through gait rehabilitation with the current lack of technology," Reh says. "We had a lot of great things we were doing in the industrial technology sector, and she came forward and said, What if we could apply this to the health field?"

My aching back - a growing problem

May 26, 2013

Eighty percent – that’s the number of adults who will experience back pain sometime in their life. And the cost of treating back problems is rising consistently.

This week on “Take Care,” a conversation with Wayne Rath, a physical therapy expert in the treatment and prevention of back and neck pain. He has been recognized as one of the twenty most influential physical therapists in orthopedic physical therapy  and was a clinical assistant professor in the physical therapy school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Wayne Rath.

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Tim Cortesi is a software engineer at a downtown Binghamton company called Sonostics. At the company's offices in Binghamton's startup incubator, he sticks four small patches attached to wires onto the muscles around his knee.