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Bladder leakage and Blood Pressure: an important connection for heart health.

Did you know that high blood pressure and urinary incontinence (leaking urine) are related?  New research has been published about the connection between high blood pressure (hypertension) and urinary incontinence.  In honor of National Hearth Health Awareness month, we wanted…

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What is Pelvic Dysfunction?

There is more and more buzz on social media regarding the pelvic floor, which is really wonderful.  But let's break down what it means to have pelvic dysfunction and why you may need a pelvic PT.  Weakness of the structures…

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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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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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Pelvic Floor

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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Incontinence

Leaking with exercise? You can fix it!!!

Leaking while exercising?  You are not alone.  More than 40% of elite female athletes leak with their sports.  Imagine how high that number is in the regular population; Women who are exercising, going for a jog, taking classes, weight training,…

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Quality of life after colorectal cancer

Quality of life after cancer is an important topic to discuss as cancer treatments become increasingly successful.  More than 85% of people who are diagnosed with local colorectal cancer have a 5-year survival rate.  Over 14.5 million people are living…

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