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Free Webinar: Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse and How Hypopressives Can Help

Are you one of the 50% of women that have been diagnosed with a prolapse? Are you experiencing the symptoms of a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Do you feel a sensation of fullness, heaviness or a dropping sensation within the vaginal or pelvic region? Join me on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:30pm EST for a one-hour webinar. 

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IGNITE YOUR CORE! Activcore Now Offers Pelvic Fitness Classes!

Join a pelvic trained physical therapist virtually every Tuesday morning from the comfort of your own home. Strengthen your deep core muscles, including the pelvic floor, as you are guided through specialized exercises that improve bladder control, pelvic support, strength, posture and balance. Learn more...

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Low Pressure Fitness Hypopressives: A Gentle Way to Regain Control of Your Pelvis (and so much more)

Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) is a series of breathing and postural exercises that safely strengthen your deepest core muscles. These are the muscles that create the foundation for upright posture and joint stability. They also help you control normal bodily processes and function of our bladder, bowels and sexual health. Oftentimes, these muscles can be affected from an injury, surgery, pregnancy, illness or sedentary lifestyle.‍Some examples of our deep core muscles include the pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, diaphragm...

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Why Kegels Don’t Always Fix Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is when urine leaks while performing an action or activity. This can happen for many different reasons and here’s a hint: it’s not always weakness! There are three main factors that can be happening at the pelvic floor to cause stress incontinence: weakness, increased tone, or lack of coordination. Weakness can result after any injury or trauma to the pelvic floor, or just over time from dysfunctional movement patterns. If there is a lack of strength at the pelvic floor, that means there is not enough tension to combat pressures...

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Why Does My Physical Therapist Want To Know If Anything Has Ever Happened to My Abdomen?

Many of the patients I treat are coming to physical therapy for care of pelvic pain, low back pain or both. And one of the most useful things they can tell me during their evaluation or session is if, when and where they had an abdominal surgery, injury, or pregnancy history. Even if it was deemed minor and many years ago.

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Why My ‘Bad Posture’ Could Be A Pelvic Floor Issue

In a time where we are fed article titles that boast ‘best ergonomic chair’ and ‘standing desks for home office’, we have become obsessed with the idea of ‘perfect’ posture and those devices marketed to us to correct ‘bad posture’. But what are we really looking for with these devices and what are we getting out of them?

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Relieving Chronic Pelvic Pain with Yoga

Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) is a multifaceted condition affecting 20% of women in the United States. Treatment includes pharmacological interventions, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications. Studies have shown that yoga is an effective intervention to help both improve pain and quality of life in women with CPP. ‍Many times those suffering with chronic pelvic pain experience high levels of both anxiety and stress.

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Activcore Princeton Has A New Pelvic Health PT Center!

Activcore Physical Therapy and Performance located in Princeton, NJ has been a staple private physical therapy practice in the area since 2004, but now has undergone a new and exciting expansion in both space and staff. It’s called Activcore Pelvic Health.‍ I recently joined the practice and am thrilled to offer pelvic health services to our community and beyond in a beautiful, spacious and welcoming setting.

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As a New Mom, When is the Ideal Time to Start Running Again?

Although many articles commonly warn new moms that running too early postpartum can cause various complications and is not advised, this does not apply to every woman across the board. Every woman’s body is different and each will not only have a different recovery process, but also variations in their previous baseline of running prior to giving birth.

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Get to Know Your PT: Dr. Sara Kiyani

I joined the Activcore team in Atlanta, GA in October 2021. I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) who specializes in pelvic health, women's health, running analysis and general orthopedics. I help women address their pain, weakness, and dysfunction in their pelvic floor muscles so that they can engage in all activities they love to do without pain, urinary leakage, or any pelvic discomfort. I became interested in specializing in the burgeoning field of pelvic health...

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