Contrary to what we have been told in this culture, not all bladder leak issues are created equal.
Something that my pelvic PT colleagues and I routinely educate others on is the fact that we are not just instructing our patients in doing kegels. In fact, we may not ever do these during a PT visit because kegels can be downright counterproductive with many of our patients.Read More
I’ve been asked by many women and patients over the years what they can do about their prolapse. They are often scared and also feel let down by their medical providers and society at large for NOT discussing the possibility of POP.Read More
And not in the take pity kind of seeing, but the true, raw and real kind. I see you because I WAS you. Not understanding how something everyone talks about as enjoyable, fun, and great even could be such a source of discomfort, pain and SHAME. Feeling that somehow you were made broken and that no one around you seems to share your burden… or at least talk about it.Read More
I would like to answer the question now, that many people ask and are curious about. And that is what is a physical therapy assessment for the pelvic floor? This would be something that would be needed if someone had an issue with pelvic pain, if they have an issue with a bladder that's not controlled like a person wants, and other issues.Read More
When I was pregnant with my first baby 11 years ago, I had NO IDEA that our country was not exactly the best place in the world to have a baby. As a young, healthy female, I did not have much experience with our healthcare system. I had been relatively healthy up until this point and certainly had NEVER been in a hospital myself.Read More
Ok gals. You have been lied to. Women all over the world have been told for a couple of generations now that the cure all to ALL pelvic health and bladder issues is to KEGEL.
When you read this, do you know what that even means?Read More
I have been asked this question by past patients after they were initially referred to me as well as friends. And it’s a GREAT question! Endometriosis is a complex and highly variable condition that as many as 1 in 10 women will suffer from (myself included). While excision surgery is considered the gold standard, there are many other layers to this issue.Read More
Pelvic Organ Prolapse will affect up to 50% of all women to some extent. Some with significantly life altering symptoms, and some with only mild.
When women make the discovery that something is different with their pelvic floor, they feel a pressure at the base of their pelvis, or they notice a change in their ability to void their bladder or bowel, their first step is usually to speak to their OBGYN.Read More
When a clinician is examining and dating your vagina, what MATTERS TO YOU?
The insurances they take? Their location? The wait time? The fees? Their credentials?
What about their appointment times? The therapist’s clinical focus (do they dabble in pelvic health or are they all in and insanely passionate about pelvic or women’s health?)? What about the areas of pelvic health that they specialize in?Read More
Here is comes. The prolapse talk again. Most women either do not know what this is, or do because they either work in the medical field or have had this issue themselves. The big problem that I have with this subject is that NO ONE TALKS ABOUT IT!Read More
In the 12 years I have been practicing physical therapy, I have seen and helped many people. In the orthopedic setting there were back injuries, knee, hip, shoulder surgeries, recoveries from accidents, simple joint strains, and more. Each person had their own mountain to climb in terms of resolving pain, regaining their health, their happiness, and sometimes their ability to work again.Read More
Ok girls. We have ALL seen variations of "The Ab Challenge" pop up in our social media feeds and Pinterest from time to time. You know the one I'm talking about. Where you start with 15 situps, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises and 10 second plank, and then finish on day 30 with over 100 reps of each?? Oy. Where do I start?!Read More
When it comes to the modern woman's postpartum journey, there is usually a lot lacking in the care and support department. If you are reading this and feeling that this does not describe your experience, then count yourself in the minority.Read More
In working with a patient recently, it has come to my attention that the interwebs are lacking good information (or any info for that matter) for the partner of a female pelvic pain sufferer. Now there were some things that I could find, but they were either discussions in a scholarly journal or a recent blog post I found that didn't much like men by the way it was written.Read More
Hi friends! I was just talking to a new client about this and realized I should share it with you. Have you ever had a time where for some reason, your bladder seemed to have to be emptied more frequently than normal? This often happens for women when they have a UTI.Read More
In my early 20's, I found myself wondering what was wrong with me and why I had pain in my pelvic region with annual Gyn exams and intimacy with my spouse. I was and still am quite conservative when it comes to talking about these things and did not know of who I could go to for help with this more than uncomfortable issue.Read More
Lets say that again to let it sink in. 28-80% of ALL female athletes experience urinary incontinence.
This information is pretty shocking to me. I had been well aware that around 1 in 3 female athletes had leakage, but up to 80%?! I do see some athletes for stress urinary incontinence, but not THAT many.Read More
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• Womens & Pelvic Health
• Female Athletes
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• Pelvic Health
• Bladder/Bowel Health
• Low Back Pain
• Sacral Pain
• Core Function
• Diastasis Recti
• Chronic Pelvic Pain
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• Integrating Physical Therapy & Functional Medicine Principles