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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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You do WHAT?

You do WHAT? We’re pelvic physical therapists. We treat people with a range of pelvic problems, including bowel and bladder issues, painful intercourse and pelvic pain. Like PTs in other settings, we help our patients resume their daily (or nightly) activities as quickly as possible.   What makes us a little different from other physical therapists is […]

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Buns of Steel?

Buns of steel? OK, admit it. Some of us out there want strong hips and a toned backside. And despite the ads that suggest that walking in special sneakers can get the job done, the truth is that we have to put in some effort.  Many of our patients ask us how to get in […]

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From Kegels to Kettlebells?

Move over Strongman competition.  There’s a new title in town.  Roll a tire? Child’s play.  Pull an 18-wheeler? No problem.  Lift a 14 kilogram kettle bell with your vagina?  Yup. It’s true.  There is someone on record as having the World’s Strongest Vagina. If you haven’t come across this yet, you may see for yourself […]

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