womens health Articles
Taking a Closer Look at Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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One of the jobs of the pelvic floor in women is to support the organs of the pelvis. But for a variety of reasons the muscle and fascia that offer that support can weaken, and when it does these organs can descend into the vagina causing a myriad of symptoms. This condition is kn... Read more
PGAD: Separating Fact from Fiction
Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder or PGAD is a condition thats been sensationalized in the media for years with headlines like Nurse has 100 Orgasms a Day. Back in 2012, a few news organizations did cover the condition in a more thoughtful manner after a woman suffering from PG... Read more
7 Heart-Healthy Foods Every Woman Should Eat
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by eHealthGuide
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Mark Twain once said, “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want.” The take-away message? The foods you find less appealing are probably more nutritious and vital to your health. Luckily, today most of us have access to a variety of delicious... Read more
Sexual Pain Part II: A Look at the Emotional Side of Things
Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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In part one of our blog on sexual pain, we covered many of the physiological issues surrounding sexual pain, in this follow up post, were taking a closer look at the emotional side of the things. So what are some of the emotional issues that those with sexual pain face The best w... Read more
Five Steps to Overcoming Anxiety Around Intercourse
Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Lorraine Faehndrich How will I ever be able to have intercourse If youve struggled with pelvic pain its likely that this question is very familiar to you. Unless of course youve been pushing all thoughts of sex and intimacy out of your mind since your symptoms be... Read more
The Case of “Vestibulodynia”, Pain with Intercourse
Friday, September 5th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Casie Danenhauer Chief complaints Twenty-three-year old female reports primary complaint as pain with intercourse, but states pain with any vaginal penetration tampons, gynecological exams since first attempts. She reported up to 710 pain with intercourse. Functional limitatio... Read more
How Hypnotherapy Helped My Pelvic Pain
Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Liz Palmer For those of us who suffer from pelvic pain, it can be an impossibly frustrating journey. First, it can take years to seek help. Lets be honest, its incredibly awkward to tell your doctor that your vagina hurts so bad you cry during sex, or that you ca... Read more
When should Men do Kegels?
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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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
How to Fix a Diastasis Recti
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Malinda Wright Most women seem to accept that pregnancychildbirth changes their bodies. But, what many dont realize is that some of these changes can be fixed. One of those fixable changes includes a diastasis recti DR translation the separation of the abdominal muscles, which... Read more
How PT can help with Anal Cancer Treatment
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Allison Palandrani At PHRC we treat a wide variety of patient populations. One population that were beginning to see more often is patients undergoing treatment for anal cancer. Recent researchhas shown that the incidence of anal cancer, which is linked to the human papillomav... Read more
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