TOPICS FOR ALL WOMEN FROM MOTHERHOOD TO MENOPAUSE


What Can You Expect During a Pelvic Floor Evaluation

A lot of people gasp in awe when I tell them what exactly I do as a pelvic floor physical therapist. PTs treat muscles and nerves, and guess what? You have muscles and nerves in your pelvis and we treat them like anywhere else in the body.

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Control the Controllables

A major factor in the current situation that has me (and most people that I’ve spoken to) so uneasy is the lack of control and uncertainty. We have no control over what’s going on (I’ve spent many days/weeks in such a funk over this) and though many people are trying to predict the future, the fact is…. no one can.

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Physical Therapy Telehealth…How Does That Work?

So you might be asking yourself, “How can a physical therapist, especially a pelvic floor physical therapist, still do physical therapy?” I might not be able to physically touch you, but there are a lot of other things I CAN do.

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Not all lubes are created equal

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about lubricants, and more importantly, that not all lubes are created equally! Whether you are looking to enhance your pleasure or experiencing vaginal dryness, you want to make sure you are using a product that is healthy for those sensitive tissues.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Movement into Your Day

I’m going to say it: movement is non-negotiable. If you’re looking for a silver bullet to address your physical, mental, hormonal, heart and bone health…it’s movement.

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Asking for help

As I was in the parking lot the other day, a woman asked me for help jumping her car.  As I sat there in my car waiting for her battery to turn over (it didn’t unfortunately), I thought to myself, we need to ask for help more often, we can’t wait until our proverbial battery is dead…

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Mind the Gap…Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti Abdominus means a splitting of your rectus abdominus, or your “six pack” muscle. Let’s face it, it’s a scary term and there is a ton of bad information on the internet about it and hundreds of gurus trying to sell their easy quick fix for it. So before we dive into what it is exactly and how you can heal it, I want you to take a minute and say “thank you.”

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My Story

You can feel better too; in control of your health and have a plan. A plan that you can keep going back to when life seems to derail your best intentions. You can stop feeling bad about “falling off track” and start feeling empowered to move forward regardless.

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A sports bra for your organs

In addition to pelvic floor physical therapy, a very viable option that has been getting more attention in the pelvic floor world, is the humble pessary.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women. When women have a laparoscopic procedure to find out what may be causing their pelvic pain, endometriosis is found in 80% of women. Because endometriosis can wreak havoc on the abdominal and pelvic cavity, pelvic floor physical therapy can be a highly effective treatment for pain management associated with endometriosis.

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