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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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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 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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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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How Does Breastfeeding Affect the Pelvic Floor?

As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I see many new moms with pelvic floor dysfunction who are also breastfeeding. Common postpartum pelvic floor issues include pain with intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence. How does breastfeeding affect these issues?

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How Do I Get My Body Back After Pregnancy?

“You don’t even look like you had a baby!” people say, as if it is the ultimate compliment a postpartum woman could receive. After growing a human being for 9 months, our goal is supposed to be to “bounce back” after giving birth as soon as possible. Wait for clearance at your 6 week follow-up, and you should be able to go back to your favorite bootcamp class and lose the rest of that baby weight, right?

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Men's Health Spotlight: Non-Painful Sexual Dysfunction

June is Men’s Health Month. In the past, our blog has featured articles on men’s sexual health that have mostly focused on pain with sexual interactions. However, what if you don’t have pain with sexual interactions, but you are left troubled or dissatisfied following sex and/or intimacy? Would this issue be categorized as a sexual dysfunction?

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Why Does It Burn “Down There”? Living with Vulvodynia.

This article contains sexual content intended for a mature audience. Inserting a tampon is painful. You dread pelvic exams because they hurt. When you have sex it burns and stings. Does this sound familiar? Painful sexual intercourse can be due to a lot of reasons; one of those being vulvodynia.

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Why Does My Penis Hurt After I Have Sex?

This article contains sexual content intended for a mature audience. Let’s clear the air and say that first and foremost, men have pelvic floors. There, I said it. Yes, and aside from two distinct muscles, they function similar to a female’s pelvic floor. The muscles of the pelvic floor serve important roles in urinary and bowel control, sexual function, and act as a supportive system for the body.

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What Exercises Are Safe for My Pelvic Floor?

Exercising with pelvic floor dysfunction can be scary, whether you are a mom who just had a baby, a dad who is recovering from prostate cancer surgery, or a CrossFitter who began leaking urine during certain lifting exercises. Regardless, you want to lead a healthy, active and strong lifestyle, but instead you are fearful of making things worse.

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