Stop Doing Your Kegels at the Red Light

There is a lot of confusing information about kegels out there- Should I do them? Are they worth it? Should I be doing 1,000 kegels a day? Should I do squats instead? How do I actually do a kegel? 

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Why Stress Matters

We are living in unprecedented times. We are connected 24/7, are berated with bad news, social media rants and the load, both mental and physical, most women are carrying is immense.

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Thriving After Hysterectomy

There are over 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States every year. It is the second most common surgical procedure on women after cesarean section; in fact 1 in 3 women will have their uterus removed by the age of 60. 

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Perimenopause: WTF?!

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…). 

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (or POP) is a common condition affecting 1 in 2 women worldwide. It can be be scary, embarrassing and debilitating. Many women I see who have been diagnosed with a POP, or have a sense they have one, stop doing many things in their daily life, including exercise and hobbies they love (gardening, etc) for fear of making the prolapse worse.

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Why Koru?

Koru is Maori for “loop”, a spiral shape base on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. The circular shape of the koru helps convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

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Physical Therapy for My What?!

Yup, that’s right gals (and guys). We have muscles that make up our pelvic bowl, supporting our every move. There are 3 layers of muscles that run from your pubic bone to your tailbone (coccyx). These muscles turn on before our every move and are an integral part of our core, along with our diaphragm, deep abdominal and back muscles. The pelvic floor stabilizes our pelvis, but it also aides in bowel and bladder function and sexual pleasure.

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