Vulvovaginal hygiene: As if skin care isn’t confusing enough!

Are you confused about skincare? Do I use a toner? Are oils good? When am I supposed to exfoliate? Moisturize? How often? And what about products? Are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Us, too! Thankfully, we CAN demystify skin care for your vulva and vagina! Yes, our genitals can benefit from their own skincare routine. Check […]

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Vulvodynia

What is Vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is a general term for chronic vulvar pain (vulvo=vulva and dynia=pain). The vulva is the external genital tissue of someone assigned female at birth and includes the inner and outer labia, clitoris and vestibule (vaginal opening). It is thought to affect up to 16% of women(1), but unfortunately is often misdiagnosed […]

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Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS)/Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

  Feeling beholden to your bladder? Stuck on the toilet for hours at a time? Pain before or during urination? An almost constant ache above the pubic bone? Never able to get completely emptied? Feeling like you have a UTI but tests are always negative? You may be experiencing bladder pain syndrome (BPS), sometimes called […]

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Hip Labral Tear and Femoroacetabular Impingement: PT is first line of treatment

Hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can be a source of pain and discomfort in the hip joint, and the expected outcome depends on the severity of the tear or bony impingement and the individual’s overall health and treatment. In many cases, conservative treatment options such as rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication may […]

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C-Section Birth: Your Guide to Recovery

You’ve had a C-section- now what? An estimated 1 in 3 births occurs by Cesarean (C-section). Whether it was planned or unexpected, you may not know what to expect after delivery. Knowledge of your procedure may help you understand the healing process. What Happens During a C-Section A C-section is a surgical procedure that involves […]

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Hard-Flaccid Syndrome: Getting to the root of the problem

Hard-flaccid syndrome is a frustrating and real condition, yet it is not always recognized by medical professionals.  A recent review of the current literature on hard-flaccid syndrome was released in 2020 in the journal  Basic and Clinical Andrology and gives us some insight into the common symptoms, causes, and treatments available. More research is needed, […]

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Postpartum return to running and impact exercises. Are you ready?

Postpartum return to running and impact exercises: Are you ready? Congratulations on the birth of your baby!  How will you know when you can start exercising again? After having a baby, returning to physical exercise and high impact exercises, such as running, is a high priority for many active women. Until recently, there were no […]

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Pelvic Telehealth: Virtual PT!

You can’t make it to your visit in person- is telehealth right for you? Most of our patients prefer to come to their pelvic PT sessions in person. But sometimes, life has other plans: Your wheels are getting serviced, or in a time crunch to get to the clinic and back to the office for […]

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Penis Pain & Pelvic PT

The penis is a pretty amazing part of the body. It has some important jobs: an out-post for urine (check), a delivery system for semen and potential future children (check-check), and a pleasure center for partner and solo intimacy (check, check, check!). Keeping the penis in healthy working condition is a high priority for lots […]

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Constipation, dyssynergia and your pelvic floor muscles

Constipation, dyssynergia, and your pelvic floor muscles  Your “gut reaction” might actually be telling you something about your pelvic floor muscle function.  If you do not have regular bowel movements or have pain or difficulty emptying your bowels you could be one of the 20% of folks who experience constipation. In fact, during Roman times, […]

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