womens health Articles
Get the DL on L&D: What you really need to know about Labor and Delivery
Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Why dont you try squeezing something the size of a watermelon out of an opening the size of a lemon and see how hot YOU look Look Whos Talking By Melinda Fontaine Back By Popular Demand Here is the sequel to my 8 Pregnancy Tips. This is what a Pelvic PTMom wants you to know about... Read more
It’s National Bladder Health Week!
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Allison Romero Its National Bladder Health Week and we want to dedicate this blog post to our favorite and only urine collecting organ The bladder is a vessel that sits on the pelvic floor and its primary function is to collect and hold our urine. It is made out of a hollow mu... Read more
Taking a Closer Look at IPPS 2015
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Gabriella Chavarin As you may have noticed, IPPS is a pretty big deal around here. Every year, our PHRC physical therapists attend the International Pelvic Pain Societys annual scientific conference. Additionally, Stephanie Prendergast has been on the IPPS Board of Directors s... Read more
Pudendal Neuralgia Series 1: Interdisciplinary Conversations from IPPS 2015
Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Pudendal Neuralgia seems to be a diagnosis that is more polarized and controversial than other pelvic pain diagnoses. Why Over a series of posts we will look at the evolution of this diagnosis, and why we need the perspective of a pelvic floor physical th... Read more
A Second Look at Pudendal Neuralgia.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast I treated my first patient with Pudendal Neuralgia in 2002. As a young, excitable pelvic floor physical therapist, I was on a mission to help people suffering from pelvic pain and thought it would be just like what they said in PT school stretch, strength... Read more
A Second Look at Pudendal Neuralgia.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast I treated my first patient with Pudendal Neuralgia in 2002. As a young, excitable pelvic floor physical therapist, I was on a mission to help people suffering from pelvic pain and thought it would be just like what they said in PT school stretch, strength... Read more
A Balm for Belly Blues: Maya Abdominal Massage & Gynecological Health
Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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This week, our guest bloggerBria Larson, MS, LAc, FABORM will discuss The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. By Bria Larson The abdomen and pelvis are the source of our creativity and nourishment. They are also vulnerable to injury from physical and emotional trauma, di... Read more
Clitoral Woes? Say It Ain’t So
Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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BySara K. Sauder In preparing the curriculum for my class on vestibulodynia yes I will start talking about this class over and over because I am discovering so much and learning a lot while in the process of creating and teaching the curriculum and this is a blog that I write usi... Read more
New Classification System for Persistent Vulvar Pain
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast In a previous blog post I described my experience while participating in an International Nomenclature Consensus Conference. As you may recall, the motivation for a consensus meeting originated because there was an unmet medical need for a comprehensive, ... Read more
Foreskin or No Skin? Let’s Talk About Circumcision
Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Rachel Gelman In my previous post I talked about the anatomy of the male pelvic floor. The blog stirred up a lot of conversation among readers, with many requesting a part two. So here we areThis time, well take a look at a small part of the male anatomy that comes with a larg... Read more
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