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Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Congratulations, you just found out that you’re pregnant. Now what? What are the changes that you need to make? Many expectant mothers run to the internet to figure out what do all of these new feelings and how to address them. Is the baby ok...

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Conditions, Rehabilitation

My egg freezing journey began in fall 2018 after taking a year to recover from endometriosis excision surgery. My pelvic pain doctor, Emily Blanton, asked me to go get my fertility assessed. Endometriosis has been known to cause fertility issues and turning 32 was something...

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Conditions

My Endo Journey: I was diagnosed with endometriosis back in 2017. Back in fall 2016, both my back and neck went into spasm the same time that I was having my menstrual cycle. I had decided it was time to see a gynecologist and I...

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Conditions

Diastasis Recti occurs when there is a separation of the connective tissue, called the linea alba, that holds the rectus abdominus muscles together. This connective tissue can be thought of as a piece of saran wrap which can easily be stretched and tugged. This stretching...

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Pregnancy

  by Sarah Wendler (Pelvic Floor and Women’s Health Physical Therapist) I’ve always had a passion for helping people, especially women. I feel like women have been short- changed and underserved in many ways, especially during the pre and post partum time period. My love...

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Conditions, Rehabilitation

  AMH stands for Anti-Mullerian Hormone. This hormone level is an indicator of ovarian reserve. It can be tested via bloodwork to determine the number of follicles inside the ovaries as well as a woman’s egg count.   For the most part, AMH levels decrease...

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Pregnancy, Rehabilitation

 No matter how you delivered your baby, your body went through significant changes over the past year. Your postural alignment changes in order to distribute your weight for your growing baby. Even though it’s so important to do whatever you can during your pregnancy, the...

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Conditions

Do You Have Pain with Sex and How a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Can Help You. Wait, is that a dildo? No, it does look like one, but it’s actually a dilator. A dilator is used specifically to stretch the muscles of the pelvic floor....

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Rehabilitation

The pelvic floor can affect the way we sit, stand, walk and exercise. It’s also the most poorly understood part of the body in medicine. If you go to any rehab practitioner, doctor, or exercise specialist; ask them to name a muscle in the heart...

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Rehabilitation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! It cannot be stressed enough to check yourself with a self breast exam. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes. Based on the severity of the...

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Pregnancy

A pregnancy causes major changes in the body’s physiology and some discomfort following birth is completely normal. However, there are some post-natal symptoms which may require the attention of a specialist in pelvic floor therapy. 1.) Incontinence Especially with Activity It is common for a...

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Conditions

What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus is a condition that can greatly affect women in a variety of ways. It’s essentially a spasm of your pelvic floor muscles that is most commonly seen while attempting sexual intercourse. This tightness in your pelvic floor can make sex very...

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Pregnancy

Very frequently, women experience pain during pregnancy. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including weight gain and the position of the baby. As your body changes during this time, your center of gravity changes as well. As your belly grows, you rotate...

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