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
As a working/business owning mom of now 3 kiddos and co-op homeschooler, I am being forced to reassess just how to take care of myself and WHERE to find that time to do so. Like most moms in the world, I find myself wanting it all. The happy family, the clean house, the quality time spent with kids and spouse, being able to focus on their growth and education, having a great marriage... and oh yah, a healthy me!Read More
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Affects almost 50% of all women in their lifetime. It can significantly adversely effect a person’s quality of life and the solution is often not as simple as a surgery. Now is the best time to learn what it is, who is at risk, how to prevent it, and what to do about it if you think you may have it.Read More
Pain. The thing that none of us wants to have or deal with. And yet, it is an unavoidable part of our human existence. To speak simply here, there are two kinds of pain. The kind that comes on with a sudden injury or event (think car accident or fall), and the kind that sneaks up on us and just starts to get our attention.Read More
Pinnacle Women’s Therapeutics was the result of asking the question “Isn’t there a better way?”. A better place to provide PT services that was both beautiful, professional, comfortable and safe for the women that needed care for issues they don’t post about on social media.
When we started Pinnacle, THIS was our mission...Read More
Most women have at some point in their adult lives heard the word “Kegel”. They have a vague idea of what it is (such as stop the flow of urine), and may have been told by their OBGYN that they should probably be doing many of them every day. For forever. And that is where the conversation usually ends, and the doctor leaves the room.Read More
As school is now back in session, many women are finding that though they like the structure of the school year, they are drowning in the chaos of it all. With all of the keeping up with children's schedules, how can they possibly keep on top of their own self care and health goals?Read More
Over the years, I have learned through treating hundreds of patients that a certain muscle group is usually asleep at the wheel. This includes teenagers, adults, knee pain, hip pain, and often low back pain. I have blogged about this in the past, but I wanted to share this video so that you, my readers can try this screen at home.Read More
When my husband and I were expecting our first baby, I vividly remember going to the local bookstore to dive into the pregnancy books to learn all about this strange thing called pregnancy. A few months later, I had that little panicked feeling inside that said 'Wait! We are going to have a BABY! Forget pregnancy, how am I going to take care of a tiny human?'.Read More