Gynaecology

Endometriosis

2023-09-23T04:59:39-04:00May 19th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve ever gone through a menstrual cycle, then chances are you have experienced pain during that cycle at some point in your life. But how many of you have experienced debilitating pain during menstruation that has kept you from getting out of bed for days? Debilitating pain that has caused you to miss school, work, and events with your family or friends? While periods can be painful, particularly during heavier flows, it is not common to have excruciating pain [...]

Male Pelvic Health: Pudendal Neuralgia

2023-09-23T05:11:37-04:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Male Pelvic Health Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pudendal Neuralgia is a painful condition caused by irritation of the pudendal nerve, usually via compression by muscles or ligaments along its pathway in the pelvis.  This irritation causes pain and dysfunction (urinary/bowel and sexual) in both males and females. It is well established that most men wait years before seeking help with pelvic floor issues therefore, this blog will focus on men. The diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia is primarily based on signs and symptoms. Diagnostic tests alone are not [...]

Men’s Health Awareness Month -Specifically Male Pelvic Pain

2023-09-30T01:40:47-04:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Male Pelvic Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are misconceptions when it comes to issues such as pelvic pain. The medical community often considered this a female problem related to pregnancy, postpartum, menstrual cycle, or female reproductive organs…but as you may guess, anyone with a pelvis can have pain and that includes males. Guys haven’t had it so good with it comes to dealing with male pelvic health issues and the intervention provided by the medical community. Too often (and still so today), male pelvic pain was [...]

Do You Know Your Vulva?

2020-12-03T13:04:50-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you Know your Vulva? Anatomical names are important! This post is specifically for the ladies, or anyone with a vulva… which is different from a vagina! The vulva is the name of the outer portion of genitalia in which the vagina sits.  According to this article from the New York Post, up to 46% of American women surveyed couldn’t point out their cervix, and 57% couldn’t identify the uterus. Only one in 10 were able to correctly complete a female reproductive [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 3

2020-04-07T12:16:42-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles, Women's Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back! We’ve spent the last two blogs introducing the mystical Postpartum period, specifically Diastasis Recti and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Today, we discuss two more issues that you maybe haven’t heard so much about, but that can occur and could cause pain and dysfunction down the line.  Number 3 → Dysfunctional Scar Following a c-section, there will be a scar across the suprapubic region. You can also tear or have an episiotomy during a vaginal birth, which would leave a [...]

Oh Baby! Common Pregnancy Conditions and What Physical Therapists Can Do To Help

2023-12-20T06:37:19-05:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Women's Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Anisha Drake, PT, DPT, WCS Many of the structures in the body change during pregnancy. As the ligaments stretch, the rectus abdominis muscles split, the organs get moved around, and the brain is finding new and efficient ways to move the body. In the past, much of the complaints pregnant women had during pregnancy were given a sympathetic nod and a promise it would get better. However, new research shows that this is not always the case. Although discomfort [...]

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