How Does Pelvic Physical Therapy Help Endometriosis Sufferers?

How Does Pelvic Physical Therapy Help Endometriosis Sufferers?

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.

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Living with Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Empowered Self Advocate vs the Victim...

 Living with Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Empowered Self Advocate vs the Victim...

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.

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What Matters to You When Finding a Pelvic Health Therapist?

What Matters to You When Finding a Pelvic Health Therapist?

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?

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The Impact of Pelvic Health...

The Impact of Pelvic Health...

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.

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Letter To Partner of Pelvic Pain Sufferer

Letter To Partner of Pelvic Pain Sufferer

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.

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Research Reports That 28-80% of High School and College Female Athletes Leak Urine During Their Sport. WHY?

Research Reports That 28-80% of High School and College Female Athletes Leak Urine During Their Sport. WHY?

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.

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Multitasking Mamas: Exercises in the Car?

Multitasking Mamas: Exercises in the Car?

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!

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50% Of All Women Will Be Affected By This Condition And No One Is Talking About It.

50% Of All Women Will Be Affected By This Condition And No One Is Talking About It.

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.

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The Epidemic Muscle Weakness That Is Hurting You... Do This Simple Screen

The Epidemic Muscle Weakness That Is Hurting You... Do This Simple Screen

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.

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What I Wish I Had Known Before Having My First Baby

What I Wish I Had Known Before Having My First Baby

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?'.

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