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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain Part 2: What now?

So last week we touched the surface of why pelvic pain persists, how the brain is involved and what factors might be contributing to the persistence of pelvic pain.  And after reading you maybe saying “ok great, good to know…

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Know before you go: getting back to the gym safely after baby or surgery.

I ran into a friend who had had a baby 8 weeks ago.  She told me she wanted to get back in shape but once she started working out, she didn’t feel as comfortable as she had hoped.  As we…

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Interstitial Cystitis: Treatment

Last week we discussed the “what’s” of IC. This week I would like to talk about “how’s” specifically how to manage IC. This is a very individualized approach, as each person with IC has varying symptoms and overlapping conditions. It…

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Pelvic PT after baby; the individualized program.

Having practiced orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, and pelvic floor therapy in Kansas City for 23 years there is one patient question that resonates with me as a tripping up point for new patients. I will give you an example:…

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Mamas: Don’t wait to rehab your pelvic floor until you are done having babies!

The other day I heard the common statement that makes me pause: “I knew I was peeing my pants, having pain with intercourse, and some weakness after my first child was delivered, but I wanted to wait until I completed…

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Return to Running: Checklist

You’ve had a baby.  Maybe had surgery.  Or just a long hiatus from exercise.  And now you feel ready to get back out there and return to running. But maybe it didn’t go as planned.  Maybe you leaked while you…

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