Prostatitis is a painful condition leading men to seek treatment for pelvic pain affecting daily activities, exercise and sexual function. There are different classes of prostatitis, and while some respond to medical treatment, including antibiotics, non-bacterial chronic prostatitis does not. Our patients often report taking multiple rounds of antibiotics despite negative cultures for infection and […]Read More
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Sex & PT: Let The Sparks Fly!
Let’s talk about sex. It feels good, it can be enjoyed alone or with company, and there are lots of different ways to make it fun. When sex hurts or is not pleasurable, it can be isolating, frustrating, and painful physically and emotionally. Some people are able to navigate changes in sexual function by finding […]Read More
Pudendal Neuralgia & Pelvic PT
Sitting on your last nerve? Pelvic pain is a broad diagnosis. It can include any type of pain from the belly button to the sitting bones, front/ back/ saddle and groin region, lower abdomen, genitals. We get a lot of folks asking us about their symptoms and whether or not they have pudendal neuralgia […]Read More
Forget 50 Shades! 5 Tips for Getting Back to Pain-Free Sex
From Pain to Pleasure With Valentine’s Day (and a certain movie premiere) around the corner, it seems like innuendo is everywhere. It’s hard to avoid thinking about sex! For many women with pelvic pain, an already painful experience can be even more isolating on the year’s most celebrated day of intimacy. Sexual pain is not […]Read More
The Pregnancy Series, Part II: The 6-week myth
5 things to consider before resuming exercise and sport after baby So you’ve had your 6 week checkup after delivering your baby, and your doctor gives you the all-clear to return to exercise. Before you sign up for your local boot camp class, there are a few things to consider in order to get you […]Read More
Pregnancy Series, Part I: Aches, Pains & Much-needed Relief
What’s going on? Your body changes significantly during pregnancy to accommodate your growing baby. Your body starts to look and feel different from early in your first trimester when fatigue and morning sickness may begin to the last trimester when your pelvic organ shifts upward to become an abdominal organ. These body changes are necessary […]Read More
The benefits of choosing a fee-based practice
Why go out of network? We are often asked why we are not in-network providers with insurance companies. Physical therapists are commonly in-network, and there are lots of questions about the costs and benefits of going out of network. There are lots of reasons that this works well for our practice and for our […]Read More
Mirror, Mirror…Getting up close & personal with your anatomy
So you’ve signed up to see a pelvic therapist. You’ve read the website, scoured the internet and feel ready (sort of) for your first visit. You are prepared for the frank talk about your bathroom habits and even for the talk about whether you have pain during sex. You know there will be a pelvic […]Read More
Leaky Bladder? Common, not normal!
Lots of women we know as patients and friends talk about bladder leakage. It’s become so popular to talk about that it’s even considered normal in some circles. To quote a friend, ‘What’s a little pee among friends?’ In her world, leaking with exercise is a common occurrence and something to manage rather than treat. […]Read More
Holiday treats weighing you down? December is Constipation Awareness Month!
The Final Push to the New Year December is the season of celebrations and holiday parties, and we’re nearing the home stretch with the New Year in sight. It’s probably no accident that December is also Constipation Awareness Month. Most of us have enjoyed more than our share of heavy holiday food, and may have […]Read More