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Male Pelvic Health: Pudendal Neuralgia

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

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

2023-09-25T11:35:13-04:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles, Pain Management Articles, Male Pelvic Health Articles, Women Pelvis Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether it’s pelvic pain, discomfort with sex, incontinence, difficulty having a bowel movement, or feelings of fullness or heaviness in your lower abdomen or pelvic region. The signs and symptoms of an pelvic organ prolapse can be extremely overwhelming. Let’s start with the most important question…what exactly is a prolapse? A pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when your pelvic organs move from their original position. It can be due to a multitude of factors including but not limited to:  Weakness [...]

Bladder Health Month: The Truth Behind Voiding Dysfunction

2023-09-25T11:55:25-04:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy Bladder Health Month! No, November is not only about cooking turkey and putting on a football game, it’s also the month we try to spread more awareness about Bladder Health and Urinary dysfunction.  Do you struggle with urinating?  Do you find yourself sitting on the toilet and starting and stopping in the middle of a stream?  Do you find yourself on the other end of the spectrum and you find yourself running to the bathroom every 30 minutes? If [...]

Debunking top 5 Myths:The Pelvic Floor Edition

2023-09-30T01:28:20-04:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapists News, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Body Myths: The Pelvic Floor Edition We get a lot of information about our bodies from all sorts of sources today (your Instagram feed, the news, and even your friendly neighbor who’s been on “WebMD” a few too many times…) So what is the truth and what is a myth? We will start with the “Pelvic Floor” which remains a mystery to MANY of us. So let's set the record straight:  “Wetting yourself with every sneeze, cough, or belly laugh, that’s [...]

The Diaphragm and The Pelvic Floor: A Dynamic Duo

2021-07-21T09:11:11-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Everyone’s got one... a pelvic floor.   What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that sit inside the pelvis that we often forget to talk about. However, the pelvic floor is an integral part of our “anticipatory core.” The anticipatory core is made of the deep abdominals, deep muscles of the spine, and the pelvic floor. It allows our body to prepare for motion and creates stability within our trunk... Without these subconscious, [...]

Do You Know Your Vulva?

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

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

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

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 [...]

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, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor 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 [...]

Pesky Pelvic Floor

2023-12-19T16:45:39-05:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, General Information, Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When we learn about our body we tend to focus on certain muscles, and not realize other muscles exist. Today we are going to highlight the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is the muscle on the bottom of your core. It is charge of supporting your back, organs and sending important messages to your brain.   The pelvic floor comes in three layers. The first layer is for sensation, when working correctly helps with orgasm and some continence control. When [...]

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