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10 tips for moms who have hemorrhoids

Most women when they are pregnant will experience hemorrhoids. After all, they affect at least 10% of women during this time. But what are they????

Hemorrhoids are really no more than swollen veins in the rectum. During pregnancy the pressure of the growing fetus on the pelvis and blood vessels can result in irritation and swelling to these vessels. Additionally, progesterone is present during pregnancy and causes relaxation of the vessel walls of the veins causing them to be more prone to...

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Marijuana and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Before you jump to conclusions… No,  I am not insisting you get “high”, but you have to admit that the title sounds way catchier than “CBD oil for chronic pelvic pain”. Many people still are unaware of CBD oil, its origins and benefits. Many are still cautious with regards to the use of marijuana products or by-products medicinally. So first let’s take a look at what CBD oil is.

CBD also known as Cannabidiol a substance that is extracted from...

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Strengthening your lady parts…

One, Two, Three, Four….

That’s usually the sound of any person counting as they exercise, counting rep by rep… sometimes even with the addition of a little weight.

Well did you even know that there is such a thing called a vaginal weight? You heard me… VA-GI-NAL weights!

But before you go jumping to Amazon trying to get them to your house via prime, let’s take a moment to learn what they are, what they do and how they can help if at all. I’m sure by now...

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Chiropractic Care vs Pelvic Physical Therapy for Pregnant Mommas… Do we need to choose?

physical therapy Oct 22, 2018

So recently a colleague of mine wrote a beautiful article (see article here). In the article she detailed the confusion some women have when it comes to the disciplines of pelvic physical therapy or physical therapy in general and chiropractic care, as well as how each or even both may be beneficial during pregnancy.

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a wonderful chiropractor and friend, Dr. Chelsea Drda of Atlanta Natural Health Clinic in Chamblee Georgia (Atlanta...

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Hip pain during and after pregnancy

This one is for all my crossfit moms.

So you have had your baby and you go back to lifting… but you notice that you are having a pinching pain in your hip… maybe you noticed this prior to lifting, with walking, stairs, air squats etc.

Since the pain or discomfort is at the “front” of your hip, you feel like your first line of defense should be to stretch your hip flexors… RIGHT!

Well you might be dealing with a hip impingement. Basically what that is, is a...

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Cesarean births… the impact of that scar!

physical therapy Jul 01, 2018

According to HealthGrades, “almost 1.3 million pregnant women have their babies by C-section in the United States each year.” Another article cited as many as 1 in 3 births are cesarean births.

There are many reasons why a woman would need to have one including: a poorly progressing labor, medical issues that affect mom or baby, emergency intervention to save the life of mom and baby and so on…

That being said it is treated as just ‘another surgery’. If you...

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Fecal Incontinence… the stuff no one talks about

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, fecal incontinence is the recurrent and involuntary loss of stool or flatus (gas). Often times one of the main causes post partum is obstetric trauma or pudendal nerve injury.

Different studies have shown at least 1 in 4 women having fecal incontinence within 6 months of child-birth. 25% is a pretty high number and that is only what has been reported, so then why does no one hear about this and most...

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Using opioids during pregnancy

According to the research, the prevalence of low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy ranges from 68 to 72% and is an indication (for most physicians) for the prescription of opioids. Also reported was muscle pain, joint pain, and migraine. Research shows that Americans consume more than 99% of the world’s hydrocodone AND the use of opioids during pregnancy has increased in the last decade!

So what are opioids? Well, they are a type of prescription medication used in...

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Why I Choose To See A PT For Pelvic Health (And Maybe You Should Too)

physical therapy May 21, 2018

Who speaks about personal stuff in public? And by personal, I mean: peeing, pooping, sex, pain in your… you know… privates! Once thought to be taboo, pelvic health and women’s health issues have gained increased attention over the last several years. Although sometimes not as much as most of us pelvic health therapists would hope for, but at least it’s something.

Just think about it. If you broke your arm, you would see an orthopedist or an orthopedic surgeon and...

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The Deep Core

physical therapy Mar 14, 2018

Every one speaks about the core, but typically are only referring to the abdominal muscles when they do so. But it is so much deeper than that… so much deeper!

Your core is made up of the transversus abdominus, which is the deepest abdominal muscle, the multifidus posteriorly (in the back), your diaphragm at the top and your pelvic floor muscles.

For a long time abdominals were trained in isolation but we know that there needs to be a greater move to integrate these muscles and...

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