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How Denise Reduced Prolapse Symptoms with Therapeutic Yoga at PHRC

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By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, RYT Denise  is an active 61 year old woman who enjoys spending time outside walking her dog, going to Zumba class and practicing yoga. When I met Denise, I could tell that she was energetic and lively but that her primary complaints of vaginal pressure were putting a damper on her lifestyle. I am happy …

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Part II: Breathing Techniques for Pelvic Floor Health

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By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT and Jennifer Keesee, DPT In part I of this blog post, we covered the basics of proper breathing mechanics and how important they can be for your pelvic health. We introduced pranayama, yoga based breathing exercises, and discussed the benefits of regular breath practice. We also talked about diaphragmatic breathing, its impact on the nervous …

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Part I: Breathing Techniques for Pelvic Floor Health

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By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT and Jennifer Keesee, DPT   The Basics   Breathing may seem like a very simple task, but many of us breathe incorrectly. Poor breathing mechanics can affect us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Research has shown that breathing exercises can positively impact our nervous, cardiac, and musculoskeletal systems.  When we pay attention to, and learn how …

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Restorative Movement for Reproductive Justice & Fundraising

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By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, PHRC Merrimack On Wednesday, Saturday, June 26th 9am PDT / 12pm EDT, the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a virtual fundraiser via Zoom combining two things we care deeply about: pelvic health and racial justice.  PHRC Staff member Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, RYT will be facilitating a 60 minute movement practice entitled “Restorative …