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Get to Know Dr. Sarah Pucillo from Women’s Health Care Associates

I recently started offering pelvic health physical therapy services at our latest Activcore studio in Littleton, Colorado. It is located within a popular OB/GYN practice called Women’s Health Care Associates. This new venture has given me an opportunity to learn more about this amazing group of medical providers in the Denver area.

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3 Tips For Managing Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

A diastasis recti (DR) occurs when the rectus abdominis, your 6-pack muscles, separate in the front of the body. This commonly occurs during pregnancy but can also be found in persons with stomach obesity. As the abdomen increases in size, it stretches the front abdominal wall leaving the linea alba (connective tissue between your abdominal muscles) vulnerable to separation.

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Understanding Endometriosis, More Than Just Painful Periods!

Did you know that endometriosis affects 1 out of 10 women during their reproductive years (usually between the ages of 15-49), or about 15% of women worldwide (endometriosis.org)? The symptoms of endometriosis are cyclical debilitating painful periods, but can progress to chronic pelvic and abdominal pain, pain with intercourse, potentially leading to infertility.

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Do I Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? How to Screen For This.

I am a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic floor. I can assess, diagnose, prevent and prescribe treatment of pelvic floor related conditions. These dysfunctions include urinary incontinence, bladder and bowel dysfunctions, sensory issues and pain around pelvis, pain with sex and other sexual related dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy and postpartum recovery and more.

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Dr. Ashley Newton Teaches LYT Yoga® Class for Pelvic Health

Dr. Ashley Newton now teaches a weekly 60-minute LYT Yoga® Class for Pelvic Health via Zoom every Friday morning. This online class is designed to weave pelvic health concepts into the LYT framework. Concepts that are focused on include: coordination of breathing, pelvic floor contraction and relaxation, and core stabilization within the yoga flow.

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Free Webinar: An Introduction to Urinary Incontinence and How Pelvic Floor PT Can Help

Do you need to rush to the bathroom when you hear running water or right after you park your car in the driveway? Ever pee, even a little, when you sneeze, cough, laugh, run, or jump? Do you have difficulty starting your stream of urine or need to go again right after you’ve peed? Check out this free webinar to learn how to control this.

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What On Earth Is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?!!!

This is one of the most common questions I hear as a pelvic trained physical therapist. Whether it’s from patients at their initial PT session, or it’s from random people at a social setting, I find myself answering this question over and over again whenever I tell someone about my unique area of study. The short answer is: pelvic floor physical therapy is here to care for any condition affecting the bowel, bladder, pelvic pain, and sexual function of all genders at any age in development.

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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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