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When should Men do Kegels?
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
By Stephanie Prendergast When should men do Kegels As pelvic floor PTs who treat men, this is a question we often address in our clinics. Recently, the question of men and Kegels has hit the mainstream with both the New York Times and Dr. Oz tackling the topic, among others. So I... Read more
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My Blog Has a New Home!
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Andrea Purcell
Hello I want to thank you for being loyal followers of this blog, and for all of your comments and posts.Just a heads up, I moved the blog over to my website. So any NEW blog posts will now ONLY be posted there. Please follow the link below to access and continue to follow this b... Read more
Why Acupuncture Helps Fertility
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
One of the most rewarding areas of my acupuncture practice is treating women with fertility issues., many of whom have tried to get pregnant for years without success. Whether going through IVF, suffering from multiple miscarriages, or simply trying to get pregnant on their own, ... Read more
Our Favorite Pelvic Pain Resources
Friday, March 21st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
In this weeks blog were offering a list of our all-time favorite resources for our pelvic pain patients Brand New IPPS Blog and Website At the beginning of the year the International Pelvic Pain Society IPPS launched a completely revamped website. The goal of the site is to be a ... Read more
Pelvic Pain and Exercise: General Fitness Tips
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
Part two of a two part series on exercise and pelvic pain. Last week we posted a blog about whether there are any exercises that patients can do that would help with their pelvic pain healing. In this weeks blog were going to look at the second common question our pelvic pain pat... Read more
Pelvic Pain and Exercise: What Exercises can help Treat my Pain?
Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
Part one of a two part series on pelvic pain and exercise. Exercise is a major topic that comes up in the treatment room with our patients. The two questions surrounding the exercise conversation are 1. Are there any exercises that I can do that will help treat my pain Most folks... Read more
C-Section Scar: Problems and Solutions
Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
Postpartum pelvic floor rehabilitation is a big part of what we do at PHRC, and a major issue that we treat for new moms involves C-section scarring. In this post, were going to discuss the issues that can arise as a result of a C-section scar as well as how these issues can be a... Read more
Shedding Light on Male Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction
Friday, February 21st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
Guest blogger Dr. Jeannette Potts, of Vista Urology and Pelvic Pain Partners, has a great deal of experience treating male pelvic pain. In this post, she sheds some light on sexual dysfunction associated with male pelvic pain. The continued misuse of the generic diagnosis, prosta... Read more
What is a “Good” Pelvic Pain PT Session Like?
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
Recently we received a question from a reader asking us to describe what a typical good pelvic floor physical therapy session is like. Its a question Im sure every pelvic pain patient prescribed PT has thought about. Currently, there is no standard of care for pelvic pain PT. So ... Read more
Voiding Problems in Children: Pelvic Floor PT can Help
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
PHRC is now offering pediatric pelvic floor PT at its Berkeley and San Francisco locations. This blog post is dedicated to explaining both the voiding problems that lead children to pelvic floor PT and how PT can help. Many children suffer from bladderbowel voiding dysfunction. I... Read more
Update: Gynecologists CAN Treat Male Pelvic Pain Patients!
Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
Gynecologists are no longer banned from treating male pelvic pain patients, says the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology ABOG in a reversal of its September directive. ABOG announced the good news on Thursday in a statement saying This change recognizes that in a few rare... Read more
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