I have vague memories of my mom going through menopause just as I was entering my teens…oh the sweet memories of doors slamming one moment and the next we were crying side-by-side while watching 90210 and Party of Five Together on Wednesday nights. (I’m pretty sure my brother and dad were conveniently golfing a lot that year…).
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.
Well, January was a long year, but we made it… It’s now finally February! Seeing how February is Heart Health Month, I wanted to talk about how Heart Health and Pelvic Health go hand-in-hand, especially for women entering their pre-menopause and post-menopause years.
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…
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.”
Journaling is a great way to take a moment and check in with how you are feeling, how the day went and what you are grateful for. I find it extremely helpful when trying to help tease out some patterns and/or relationship between physical or emotional symptoms with menstrual cycle, stress and what’s going on in our lives.
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.
When dealing with persistent pain, there are often many factors that can contribute to exacerbating or easing pain symptoms. The pain and symptoms can seem to be all over the place or have no pattern to them, leaving you feel frustrated and hopeless at ever feeling better.