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Conditions

Headaches vs. Migraines

According to the National Headache Foundation, close to 3/4 of Americans suffer from headaches and 12% of Americans suffer with migraines per year. However, there is a huge difference between headaches and migraines. Women are more likely to suffer from headaches and migraines due to...

Kristin’s Story

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...

Kristin’s Endo Story

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 was...

What is Diastasis Recti?

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...

What is your AMH level?

  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 as you...

Do You Have Pain with Sexual Intercourse?

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. This...

Vaginismus

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 painful,...