Hitting the wall: Overcoming vaginismus

Tips for getting to the next level Vaginismus is commonly treated with gentle and progressive stretches of the pelvic floor muscles using a dilator set.  The goal is to reduce the protective response by the brain associated with vaginal penetration for painful gyn exam, use of tampons and/or intimacy.  Regardless of which dilator set you […]

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When you’ve gotta go: Tips for that pesky bladder

Does this sound familiar? Visiting the bathroom more often than every 2 hours and waking at night to empty your bladder Keeping a change of clothes in case you have an accident Inside knowledge of  restroom locations on the way to work, in the mall and grocery stores Bladder leakage with a strong urge OR […]

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PT Spotlight: Dustienne Miller, MSPT, WCS, CYT of Flourish Physical Therapy

  One of our favorite ways to promote healing is through knowledge sharing, which is why we’re thrilled to share with you the work of Dustienne Miller, an inspiring colleague and friend! Dustienne is a board certified women’s health physical therapist, Kripalu-certified yoga teacher AND a professional dancer. She integrates her love of movement with […]

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POP- Did something fall out down there?

http:// via GIPHY What is POP? Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is defined as the dropping of the female pelvic organs past their normal anatomic position. The organ prolapse is typically described by the organ that is falling into the vagina or out of the pelvic cavity (1).  Wait, WHAT? That can really happen? We know […]

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We’re Growing!

  Join our team! We are looking for a passionate physical therapist for a part time position here at CPHC. This position is 15-20 hours of clinical practice treating men and women with pelvic and orthopedic diagnoses and includes opportunities for community outreach via education, social media and program development. The ideal candidate has experience in […]

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Coccyx pain- Pelvic PT can help!

Coccydynia: Getting to the bottom of tailbone pain

So you have a pain in the butt…Now what? A North Carolina snow event doesn’t happen very often! If you’re like us, winter weather is too good to resist and you’ve been out sledding, playing in the snow (or running- you know who you are!) and making the most of the season. The downside of […]

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Prostatitis: The low down on the down under

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 […]

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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 […]

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Calling all cyclists!

Is riding your bike a pain in the butt? It’s finally here! That wonderful time of year to get back on your bike (if you’re a fair-weather rider like me) or to increase your miles if you are gearing up for summer and fall races. Whether a weekend warrior or a hard-core racer, some people […]

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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 […]

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