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Patient Success Story: Dealing with Prolapse and Menopause
By Karah Charette, PT, DPT, RYT   When I first met Sara* (name changed for the story), I knew she was going to do well with pelvic floor physical therapy. She was motivated, curious, and engaged in her healing process. She came in with questions and reflections each session, and was open to learning something new every time we met. So when I was thinking of success stories to share, she was the first to come to mind.   Sara had been dealing with the symptoms of heaviness and pain in her pelvis that all too often happen with pelvic
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Pregnancy Awareness Month- Pregnancy & Postpartum Services
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, DPT, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles With May being Pregnancy Awareness Month, we wanted to share an overview of the pregnancy and postpartum services we offer here at the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center. Along with the overview we will discuss what to expect in your appointment with additional blogs, videos and general pregnancy and postpartum resources at the bottom! An Overview: The pelvic floor and pelvic girdle muscles undergo significant changes during pregnancy and labor and delivery. Optimal pelvic health during pregnancy can help reduce musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, ease labor and delivery, and help
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Gender-Affirming Surgery + Pelvic Floor PT: IG Live w/ Dr. Jun
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, DPT, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles Did you catch us last week for our IG Live with Dr. Min Jun? Our cofounder, Elizabeth Akincilar, MSPT, went live with Dr. Min Jun, a genital gender-affirming surgeon. In case you missed it, here is a little about Dr. Jun:   Dr. Min Jun trained at four different academic centers and completed his residency training in urology at Detroit Medical Center under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Santucci. He travelled to Serbia for additional transgender-focused training with Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, and then completed a reconstructive and traumatic urology Fellowship
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Q&A Bowel Dysfunction
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, DPT, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles A few weeks ago we published a blog about How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Helps Bowel Dysfunction. In it we discussed how one might develop a bowel dysfunction, symptoms, associated diagnoses and how pelvic floor PT can help in recovery. This week, we asked our social media audience to submit their own questions about bowel dysfunction. Below are the most commonly asked questions and their answers!   Q: How can my pelvic floor affect my bowel movement? A: The pelvic floor muscles keep stool in when we need to and
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A Case of Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction- Clyde's Success Story
By Morgan Conner, DPT   Clyde’s symptoms started about one year before he first came to physical therapy. They started suddenly after he forced an orgasm by squeezing his pelvic floor while enjoying morning sex. Later that day he started feeling pins and needles in his prostate, pain at the tip of the penis, and burning with urination. When the pain did not subside, he initially went to his primary care provider who tested his PSA levels and upon finding a slight elevation, prescribed him a 14-day course of antibiotics. However, despite a normal result after retesting his PSA a
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How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Helps Bowel Dysfunction
By Kim Buonomo, DPT, PHRC Lexington   Did You Know….   Surveys have estimated that over four million people in the United States have frequent constipation. This is the most common digestive complaint in the United States and corresponds to a prevalence of about two percent. More Americans suffer from constipation than die from heart disease every year. The impact of constipation on quality of life is significant and comparable with other common chronic conditions. In 92,000 annual hospitalizations, constipation was listed among the discharge diagnoses.  About 75% of us will have at least one hemorrhoid at some point in
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At its heart, Pelvic Pain Explained is the story of how patients develop pelvic pain, the challenges patients and providers face throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, the difficult task of sifting through the different available treatment options, and the impact that an “invisible” condition has on a patient’s life and relationships, and much more.