Men’s Health Awareness Month -Specifically Male Pelvic Health

2022-05-25T06:58:24-04:00May 25th, 2022|Physical Therapy, Male Pelvic, Pelvic Floor|

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 [...]

Male Pelvic Pain

2022-04-27T07:57:55-04:00June 14th, 2021|Pelvic Floor, Wellness, Physical Therapy|

...it’s more common than you think…and yes, it can be treated! With June being Men's Health Awareness Month, we wanted to bring awareness to a problem that is commonly misdiagnosed. Men with pelvic pain are almost always misdiagnosed as “prostatitis” and are prescribed rounds of antibiotics even though they do not have an infection. More commonly referred to as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) which can present as perineal (pelvic floor) and genital pain. The prevalence of CPPS in the [...]

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-04-07T12:15:15-04:00February 25th, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

Considerations After a C-Section & When to Get Help! The c-section scar is a specific type of scar that is very familiar to many American moms (statistically about 30%), yet it doesn’t get a lot of attention. Our c-section scars will continue to tighten and change over time, regardless of how old they are, and tight scars can create a whole host of problems. Some women with c-section scars can go for years without having any problems but will notice [...]

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

2020-04-07T12:15:43-04:00February 20th, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

We all know of people in our lives who are “double jointed”. It’s a fun party trick for school aged kids, being able to bend arms and fingers in an unnatural way. But as we age, hypermobility, which is excessive movement in the joints, isn't so fun and can cause pain and dysfunction especially in the spine, hips, and pelvic floor. Hypermobility Hypermobility is often a genetic issue within the collagen of the connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. The [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2020-04-07T12:17:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Pain Management, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Hello again, ladies! Our last blog on this topic introduced you to postpartum recovery and how Physical Therapists can bridge the disconnect between what we know and what we don’t regarding normal recovery. In this post, we will delve into two conditions that you may have heard of or even experienced before,  how they can affect you, and how to get help.  Number 1→ Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (otherwise known as Diastasis) Diastasis occurs when the rectus abdominis, or the “6 [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

2020-04-07T12:17:34-04:00June 5th, 2019|Physical Therapy, Information, Wellness|

The Questions No One Is Asking No one dreams of finding themselves here, but every year it happens to thousands more. A catastrophic injury. An unthinkable diagnosis. Your life is turned upside down, and you have to find some way to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Sometimes the initial rehab experience is overwhelmingly devoted to figuring out new ways to move, rebuilding strength or learning how to adapt to normal activities of daily living. This process may take weeks [...]

The Role of the Pelvic Floor Muscles in Common Orthopedic Complaints

2020-04-07T12:23:43-04:00May 1st, 2015|Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor|

The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) refer to a group of muscles inside the pelvis running from the pubic bone to the tailbone and sides of the pelvis. These muscles are most famous for their sphincteric role—meaning they hold back urine and stool. What many people do not realize, however, is that the pelvic floor muscles have other equally important functions. The PFM also work with ligaments and fascia to support the organs of the pelvis, play a crucial role in [...]

What is Pudendal Neuralgia?

2018-12-03T19:37:53-05:00September 5th, 2013|Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Physical Therapists, Pudendal Neuralgia, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Pudendal neuralgia is a type of long-term (chronic) pelvic pain that originates from damage or irritation of the pudendal nerve. The pudendal nerve is one of the main nerves in the pelvis, supplying areas such as the: lower buttocks area between the buttocks and genitals (perineum) area around the back passage (rectum) vulva, labia, and clitoris in women scrotum and penis in men Pudendal neuralgia can be very uncomfortable and distressing, but help is available and there are several treatments [...]

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