womens health Articles
Real Patients, Real Stories: Amanda’s Journey
Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Sara Stuart Pelvic pain can present itself in a number of ways. For Amanda name has been changed for anonymity, her symptoms began with her first menses. I remember being on a cruise to Mexico with my mom and trying to learn how to put a tampon in for the first time. I spent t... Read more
Pelvic Pain Explained: A Sneak Peak!
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Earlier this year Liz and I completed our manuscript for our book, Pelvic Pain Explained. Writing it was a challenging process, to say the least. We are hopeful that this book will raise awareness about and help to demystify pelvic pain. By sharing our combined clinical experienc... Read more
8 Pregnancy Tips from a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist /Mom
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Melinda Fontaine I recall being eight months pregnant treating other pregnant women or new moms. I would always hear, How are you still working full time on your feet I still think the most honest answer is, Pure luck. Every pregnancy is different, and there are a lot of thing... Read more
8 Pregnancy Tips from a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist /Mom
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Melinda Fontaine I recall being eight months pregnant treating other pregnant women or new moms. I would always hear, How are you still working full time on your feet I still think the most honest answer is, Pure luck. Every pregnancy is different, and there are a lot of thing... Read more
Gwyneth’s Goop and the Pelvic Floor: What They Missed
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Last week, Gwyneth Paltrows popular newsletter featured an article on pelvic floor muscles, which prompted numerous emails and tweets in my direction. Apparently this is a topic that makes my friends and colleagues think of me. While pondering why everyon... Read more
Vagi-what? A rough guide to Vaginismus
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Malinda Wright If youve ever said the following It feels like theres a wall there. I cant insert a tampon. I cant have penetrative sex with my husband. I was told I need to drink a glass of wine right before sex, but that still doesnt help. You might be experiencing vaginismus... Read more
The Hair Raising Sexual Side Effects of Propecia
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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ByAllison Romero, DPT Propecia aka finasteride is the only FDA-approved oral drug on the market prescribed for treating androgenetic alopecia-more commonly called male pattern baldness MPB. Unfortunately, many unsuspecting men concerned about hair loss do not know that using Prop... Read more
Playing with your sex hormones with Propecia use can play with your sex life
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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ByAllison Romero, DPT If you play with sex steroid hormones using finasteride propecia the goal offinasteride propeciais to reduce the synthesis of the sex steroid hormone dihydrotestosterone then you will likely play with your sex life as sexual function is very much related to ... Read more
Behind the Scenes: A Glimpse of PHRC
Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Next week, the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center will turnNINE. In 2006, Liz and I wanted to be more involved in the field than our current work situation permitted. So, we quit our jobs, hoped we could pay our mortgages and started the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Cent... Read more
Life After Cancer: The Role of Pelvic Physical Therapy
Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Malinda Wright Every year over 70,000 American women are diagnosed with gynecological cancer, according to the CDC. A diagnosis of gynecological cancer can be devastating, but, as medical technology and research advances, more and more women with this diagnosis are becoming ca... Read more
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