womens health Articles
Love and Vaginismus: Mary’s story of personal growth
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Melinda Fontaine Mary is an amazing story because in a matter of months, she went from not having any penetrative sex for many years to having unrestricted intercourse with her partner. When Mary was a young woman, Continue reading The post Love and Vaginismus Marys story of p... Read more
Period Drama: Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Severe menstrual pain is not normal. If you experience severe pain during your period it is possible you are suffering from an underdiagnosed disease called Endometriosis. Endometrial tissue lines the uterus. In response to Continue reading The post Perio... Read more
Diaphragmatic breathing, pelvic pain, peeing and pooping
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Nicole Davis Diaphragmatic breathing aka deep belly breathing how is that an exercise Many of my patients are surprised when I prescribe and emphasize diaphragmatic breathing in their home exercise programs. Historically, they have associated physical Continue reading The post... Read more
Diaphragmatic breathing, pelvic pain, peeing and pooping
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Nicole Davis Diaphragmatic breathing aka deep belly breathing how is that an exercise Many of my patients are surprised when I prescribe and emphasize diaphragmatic breathing in their home exercise programs. Historically, they have associated physical Continue reading The post... Read more
Sitting on painful fascia: connective tissue and pelvic pain
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Ciel Yogis If youve recently been to your physical therapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, or body worker and heard the words fascia and manipulation in the same sentence, you are not alone. Fascia has become quite the Continue reading The post Sitting on painful fasci... Read more
Time to Man Up: The Future of Male Birth Control
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer MEN Are you ready Birth Control for men is here.almost. Contraception. For some of us, that word has been a saving grace in preventing unwanted pregnancies and diseases. For others, it is fraught with Continue reading The post Time to Man Up The Futu... Read more
Pelvic floor physical therapy for vulvodynia: a clinician’s guide
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Recently I was asked to write an article about pelvic floor physical therapy for the treatment of vulvodynia, which will be published later this year as a tool for gynecologists. Since our blog readers are Continue reading The post Pelvic floor physical t... Read more
Male Pelvic Pain: It’s Time to Treat Men Right
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer Tony is one of those people who seem superhuman. In his early 30s, hes lean and athletic. When he isnt chasing after one of his three young children or helping to run Continue reading The post Male Pelvic Pain Its Time to Tr... Read more
What Hollywood Didn’t Teach Me About Sex
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Britt Van Hees Art imitates life, though Hollywoods imitation of sex is often a crude copy. Now, dont get me wrong, I do enjoy a good rom-com, and I may or may not be on my second Continue reading The post What Hollywood Didnt Teach Me About Sex appeared first on Pelvic Health... Read more
Contracture: Can it occur in the pelvic floor?
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By RhondaKotarinos, PT, DPT In this weeks post, guest author and pelvic floor expert Rhonda Kotarinos shares a controversy from the 2016 International Pelvic Pain Society conference. In October I had the privilege of presenting at the International Pelvic Pain Continue reading Th... Read more
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