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Have a pain in the a** while sitting on your bike saddle? Optimize your saddle using pressure mapping!

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Guest post by Justin Lucke and Morgan Conner In bike fit, oftentimes small changes can lead to profound improvements, but in practice it can be hard to quantify the impact. In this blog post Morgan talked about her quest to find a better seat and how using trial and error found something that worked a lot better. And it is …

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Health Disparities in the LGBTQ Community

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By Elizabeth Akincilar As a once long time resident of San Francisco, June was always one of my favorite months of the year. “June Gloom”; many coastal Californians often refer to it for its frequent foggy weather and consider it one of the worst months of the year. Yes, even with its foggy weather, I still looked forward to June …

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Racial Disparity in Healthcare

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By Elizabeth Akincilar, PHRC Cofounder The last several months have undoubtedly tested the resilience of the world. The coronavirus has caused severe economic hardship, serious emotional and psychological stress, and most importantly, and devastatingly, significant loss of life. In addition to the seemingly endless challenges caused by the pandemic, in May, all within roughly one week, our country witnessed the …

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One-on-One Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Mentoring is now LIVE!

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By  PHRC Cofounder Liz Akincilar We are thrilled to report that after introducing our Online Clinical and Business One-on-One Mentoring Program a few weeks ago, the response was overwhelmingly positive! Stephanie and I were very excited to begin to offer these services, as educating the professional community is so important to us, but we weren’t quite sure how excited the …

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Urination Nation: How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Eliminates Urinary Incontinence

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By Kim Buonomo We often see patients who report urinary incontinence as a symptom of their pelvic floor dysfunction. Incontinence is defined as the lack of voluntary control over one’s urination or defecation. Sometimes this is not the reason they seek treatment, but rather a secondary finding. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard something along the lines …

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PHRC is Offering Online Mentoring and Pelvic Floor Continuing Education!

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By Stephanie Prendergast As the COVID-19 pandemic continues we are adjusting to the new normal here at PHRC. Our business has been significantly affected, with many of our offices being totally closed for weeks or months. We are slowly reopening carefully and in accordance with the CDC guidelines. We launched a digital health program for patients and are happy to …

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Integrative Health & Nutrition Services Now Offered Virtually Through PHRC!

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I’m Jandra, and I am a pelvic floor physical therapist here at PHRC, and the Director of PHRC Encinitas. I am very excited to announce that I have just completed my Master of Science degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health.  A little about me: a few years ago I was on the doctor train, …

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PHRC is Open and Policy Updates

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The past month has been a trying time in the world. Our company has clinics in California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire and while physical therapy is considered an essential business and permitted to be open, we chose to close 8 of the 9 clinics due to COVID19 uncertainties. Fortunately we have been able to offer telehealth appointments to our patients …

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Online Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointments Are Now Available!

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It’s a terrifying time and we’ve got you covered. We hope everyone is staying home and healthy as we wait out the current COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our patients, staff, and the community is important to us. As a result of government directives, our Lexington, MA office is closed until April 6th, our San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Gatos, Walnut …

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Pregnancy Hormones 101

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Pregnancy is wild. Someone is walking around growing a human being. It blows my mind every time I see a pregnant person and here at The Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Center, we get to see a lot of pregnant people!  Now a lot of things happen during pregnancy, and hormones are a big key player in the process. You may …

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Pelvic Health Products We Love: Part Two

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By Jandra Meuller Here at PHRC we regularly discover all sorts of new and cool products that are available for people’s pelvic health needs. I am amazed at some of the products available and that are being developed and am so thankful there are people that are creating these products because they are SOOO helpful!  Pelvic health physical therapists treat …

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Pelvic Health Products We Love: Part One

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By Jandra Meuller Here at PHRC we regularly discover all sorts of new and cool products that are available for people’s pelvic health needs. I am amazed at some of the products available and that are being developed and am so thankful there are people that are creating these products because they are SOOO helpful!  Pelvic health physical therapists treat …

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Thinking Beyond the Dilators: How Vicki Beat Vaginismus

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By Morgan Conner Sadly, the starting point of this success story is not novel to me as a pelvic floor physical therapist or for many who struggle with primary vaginismus. However, this story has a happy ending (pun very much intended!) as well as an interesting middle. When Vicki (not her real name) married her husband three years ago, they …

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Success Story: How Jennifer Beat Endometriosis

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By Jandra Mueller Jennifer was referred to PHRC by her urogynecologist who diagnosed her with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). For more information on this condition, check out Melinda’s webinar on IC/PBS.  She was diagnosed with IC in 2012/2013 because she had been experiencing significant cramping in her bladder, as well as urinary urgency and frequency. After a series of …

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Early Trauma and Its Effect on Chronic Urogenital Pain

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By: Elizabeth Akincilar Another October, another International Pelvic Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting has come and gone. This year, we gathered in Toronto, Canada to learn about the latest and greatest in the world of pelvic pain. It seemed fitting that the first lecture of the general meeting would discuss possible early contributors to chronic urogenital pain.  Dr. Julie Christianson, …