Colorectal Cancer & Pelvic PT

This post is a personal one. I have some dear friends who have lost their parents to colorectal cancer. A friend recently shared that she has two colleagues with advanced colorectal cancer, both diagnosed in their 40’s. And a former patient inspired this post when she asked the question: “Why didn’t anyone talk to me […]

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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!

Your PT clinic is closed OR you’re afraid to go if it’s open. Now what? By now, we’ve all heard of COVID-19 and are practicing social distance measures to some extent. Businesses, activities, and social events are canceled and closed. And for our patients and those of many pelvic health clinics in town, so is […]

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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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Endometriosis Basics & Pelvic PT

Endometriosis Basics What it is: Endometriosis occurs when endometrium-like tissue is found outside of the uterus. This may include areas of the pelvis- near/ around/ attached to the bowel and bladder, ligaments, and elsewhere in the peritoneum. Endometriosis may even be found in more outlying areas of the upper abdominal cavity.  Why it matters: Endometriosis […]

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Perineal tear, episiotomy and scar recovery: PT can help!

Perineal tearing and episiotomy (an incision in the perineum made by your doctor) are a common occurrence in vaginal delivery. In fact, it is reported that up to 85% of women will have some degree of perineal trauma during vaginal delivery (1-3).  The body’s natural response is to form a scar where the tissues have […]

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Too flexible for yoga postures? Tips for the super stretchy

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of yoga and that I apply yoga principles and postures in my own life as well as with my patients. And I double down that yoga asana is for everyone who is interested- whether in the broad spectrum of normal (what does that even mean?) to those who […]

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