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How Reversing Negative Thinking can Help Pelvic Pain

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast29 Comments

By Guest Blogger Lorraine Faehndrich You may know that negative thinking is hard on your body and contributes to pain and illness. You may even have a doctor or other health care provider who recommends that you “reduce stress” and try to think more positively in order to heal your body. If so, and you’ve tried to think more positively, …

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Marcy on Sex and Leaking after Babies; Her Frenemy: The Kegel!; and What Actually Happens during a Pelvic Floor PT Session {VIDEO}

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Sex and leaking after childbirth. Her love/hate relationship with Kegels. The down low on how pelvic floor PT works. Urinary leakage. No topic is off limits when Marcy sits down with Steph and Lauren, the hosts of The Lady Brain Show! “We have loads of questions,” kicks off Steph. “I can’t sneeze without crossing my legs and kind of leaning …

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PT TV: Stephanie Talks Pelvic Floor Rehab for New Moms {VIDEO}

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“It’s not uncommon for new moms to have problems following labor and delivery. It may feel different when they try to urinate; they may have difficulty with bowel movements; changes may occur in their sexual behavior, and about 35 percent of them will experience pelvic pain.” With this information, Stephanie kicked off the latest episode of PT TV, a series …

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Lorimer Moseley: Why He Did It in a Dress

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Lorimer Moseley is a brilliant clinical and research physiotherapist, an expert communicator, teacher, and writer…and he doesn’t look half bad in a dress. How do I know this odd fact about the Australian pain guru? I know it because he delivered his Sunday morning lecture at last weekend’s IPPS Conference in Chicago sporting a smart, little, blue and white plaid …

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2012 IPPS Annual Fall Meeting Kicks Off

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CHICAGO – Today officially kicked off the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). The conference is being held at the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The IPPS is an organization I’ve been proud to be a member of during my career treating pelvic pain. This year I had the privilege of serving as the scientific …

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Pelvic Floor Rehab: It’s Time to Treat New Moms Right

In Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Stephanie Prendergast167 Comments

After her first pregnancy, Angela gave birth to a beautiful 7 lb, 3 oz, baby girl. More than six months after leaving the hospital, baby was healthy and thriving, however, the same couldn’t be said for Mom. Mentally, she was full of joy over being a mom, but physically…well, physically, she just didn’t feel right. For one thing, every time …

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Pelvic Pain Trigger Points Explained

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast136 Comments

If you have pelvic pain, chances are you have trigger points somewhere within or adjacent to your pelvic floor muscles. Indeed, trigger points are a key factor in many pelvic pain syndromes. For that reason, I’m dedicating this week’s blog post to them. I’ll begin with an overall explanation of what they are. Then, I’ll explore the part they play …

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PT for Pelvic Girdle Pain during Pregnancy

In Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Stephanie Prendergast34 Comments

One of the issues we treat regularly at our clinics is prenatal and postnatal pain. Although discomfort or pain during and after pregnancy is an extremely common problem, like other pelvic pain syndromes, it’s often mistreated, misunderstood, or ignored by the medical community. So you can imagine my delight when I came across an article this month on the topic …

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Dateline China: Spreading the Word about Pelvic Pain PT

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In this post I’m going to share an amazing experience I had in May when I traveled to China to take part in a series of lectures focused on raising awareness of pelvic pain. I made the trip with an organization called GSEPS. “GSEPS” stands for the “Globel Society for Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, and Surgeons,” and is the brainchild of …