Admitting that you may need treatment from any sort of doctor can be difficult. We’re busy, we’ve got bigger, more important things to get done than to treat an ongoing condition. Sometimes especially so when it’s related to our pelvic health. But what happens when your condition
Pelvic floor dysfunction – huh? What’s a pelvic floor? If you’re wondering what in the world we’re talking about when we say these things, you’re not alone. And, better yet, you’ve come to the right place to have your questions answered. What are pelvic floor muscles?
Childbirth can seem like such a scary thing, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m a researcher, I pride myself on my tight relationship with “Dr. Google” and my ability to spend hours gathering all the knowledge about all the things. Childbirth included. I spent a
“Interstitial cystitis”, claimed the doctor two knuckles deep in my vagina. That was it. With those two simple, little words he labeled years of ongoing pelvic floor pain. Only, I didn’t know it was pelvic floor pain. I didn’t even know I had a pelvic floor, and
Join Physical Therapist Dr. Libby Trausch for a discussion on the pelvic floor and core. She’ll cover pregnancy, postpartum and everyday concerns. There will be a Q & A following the short presentation. **Don’t forget to register to reserve your spot!
So you’ve just delivered your precious babe and suddenly you’re peeing your pants, or having pelvic discomfort or a lack of pelvic strength. Or, maybe you’re currently pregnant and hearing stories from your friends about all the pelvic floor dysfunction in your near future. Neither of these things
When it comes to peeing, it seems pretty easy, right? You feel like you need to go, you walk to the bathroom, you sit down and you do your business. It’s easy, except for when it’s not. When drinking a “normal” amount of fluid, our bathrooms should see
Here’s the truth folks, sometimes, even we the physical therapists need help. Even though we know all the things about all muscles and movement patterns and joints, we still have aches & pains. Let’s think of it as the “Bad Breath” phenomenon–known to others but not known to
Every woman should have their pelvic floor and core evaluated by a trained physical therapist after delivering a baby. Even if it was a cesarean, because let’s face it, carrying an additional 25-50 lbs (or more!) for a couple of months can put some real pressure on a
New Sensations You had a baby (or 2!) last month (or last decade!), and now you just don’t feel right “down there.” Suddenly strange new sensations are occurring between your legs, like a feeling of heaviness, or wetness, constipation (or the dreadful opposite- anal leakage), painful intercourse or