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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy- Part 1: what is it and why you need it!

Hello to all! So much has been happening since our last blog post including a logo change and a new office space... what can I say... we've been busy!

What I have found myself doing so much lately though is having the conversation with others in the community about pelvic health, what issues may be associated and why it is important to get help. 

You see, so many people, especially women believe that incontinence (leaking urine or feces) for instance is something that happens to pregnant...

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When Valentine’s might not mean SEXY time!

It’s the season of love- SEXY time!
Many will be getting their “swerve” on this Valetine’s day week (yeah to pregnant and post-partum clients) but for many Post-partum moms it’s not that easy. For many, they dread it!

🔸First off for most women, sex is NOT at the forefront of their mind…their newborn is!💯

🔸Secondly, most women are lacking sleep and if you ask them what they most want, I guarantee it would be this…sorry fellas 🤷🏾‍♀️

🔸Up to 30% of women...

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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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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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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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Diastasis Rectus Abdominus in the pregnant and post partum woman

Commonly referred to as DRA, this is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscle or “6-pack muscle” of the abdomen. Although it can occur in men and children (for varying reasons) it is commonly seen in women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and the post-partum period. Some reports state that at least 75% of women in the 3rd trimester have a diastasis, which is not surprising considering that the connective tissue has to stretch to accommodate for the growing fetus....

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Why Post-partum Physical Therapy Should Be The New Standard of Care

So… you had a baby. Congratulations!

You got pregnant and watched your body go through these AMAZING changes over a period of 9 months. There were even changes that you did not see. These included:
– the stretching of the linea alba as the abdominal muscles and connective tissues stretches to accommodate your growing stomach
– the relaxation of pelvic ligaments to accommodate for growth of the baby by also labor
– stretching of muscles to accommodate for the...

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