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Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

What if your genitals were extremely swollen?What if you noticed significant pain at your genitals or lower abdomen?What if sex was painful?All of these could be caused by pelvic congestion syndrome. While it’s not the only reason for these particular symptoms it is a problem that some may suffer with, both male and female. PelvicContinue reading “Pelvic Congestion Syndrome”

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Lichens Sclerosis

All Lichens are not created equally but today we are discussing Lichens Sclerosis (LS). Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most commonly affects the genital and anal regions of both men and women (note that there are cases of lichen sclerosis on the upper body). It commonly presents as white, thin,Continue reading “Lichens Sclerosis”

Maternal Health Awareness

January 23rd is Maternal Health Awareness Day and we want to share 5 major tips with you as you prepare for pregnancy and birth.  We all have heard the horrors of birth in the United States. We have the highest maternal mortality rate of industrialized countries throughout the world and additionally we as a countryContinue reading “Maternal Health Awareness”

The Pelvic Floor After Prostatectomy

Welcome to the final post in the Movember series.  For this post we are talking about prostatectomy and wanted to share some quick facts about prostatectomy surgery as well as how pelvic floor therapy is helpful. A radical prostatectomy is a procedure that is performed to remove the prostate gland as a treatment option forContinue reading “The Pelvic Floor After Prostatectomy”

Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Welcome back to part 2 of our Movember blog posts. Today we are talking about Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition that causes severe symptoms, bother, and quality-of-life impact in the 8.2% of men who are believed to be affected (Magistro et al. 2016). TheContinue reading “Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome”

Movember and Men’s Pelvic Health

Can you believe that it is November? Where did the year go? Although 2020 has been a rough one and many would love to see it fly by, I want to pause a bit as we head into the month of November for some men’s pelvic health awareness. Every November the Movember Society runs aContinue reading “Movember and Men’s Pelvic Health”

Navigating Sex and Menopause

What the HECK is menopause anyway right!!!! Most people aren’t sure. For some it’s a period of misery defined by hot flashes, weight gain, and negative changes, but do women really understand what is happening and why? Menopause is the cessation of your menses (period) and a woman is considered to have transitioned through menopauseContinue reading “Navigating Sex and Menopause”

Managing Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction

Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction is an issue that affects many pregnant women. Most research articles report 20-30% of women but when characterized as pelvic girdle pain, it was reported to affect as many as 80% of women (Robinson et al 2010; Ceprnja et al 2017). Pelvic girdle pain itself could range from anything including pelvic floorContinue reading “Managing Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction”

Life During COVID19

Hey everyone,  I really hope this blog post finds you well. These have been CRAZY times to say the least and we have found ourselves thrown into forced isolation. So much so that even many of those who believed they were introverts are having a tough time. The media is sending messages of doom, gloom and despair.Continue reading “Life During COVID19”

Is Your Pelvic Floor Doing Too Much?

I often times get asked what the pelvic floor has to do with anything. Many individuals assume that they are not susceptible to pelvic floor issues because they are neither pregnant nor female, or they believe that their issues related to bowel and bladder dysfunction are due to other factors. As a pelvic floor therapist,Continue reading “Is Your Pelvic Floor Doing Too Much?”