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The Case of the Mysterious Hip and Testicular Pain

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By Molly Bachmann PT, DPT, Birth Doula, PHRC San Francisco, CA One of the most common questions I receive as a physical therapist is “But why does it hurt? How did I get this?” Sometimes, these questions are really challenging to answer. Other times, there is a distinct root cause. Let me tell you the story about a patient with …

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Latchkey Incontinence; Why Does it Happen? Part 2

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By Molly Bachmann PT, DPT, Birth Doula, PHRC San Francisco    How does your brain know when it is time to empty the bladder? As the bladder begins to fill with liquid, receptors within the walls of the bladder perceive stretch. When the receptors perceive that the bladder is full with about two cups of fluid, the detrusor muscle (the …

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A Peripartum Product Guide for Pregnant Friends by a Pelvic Floor PT

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What does a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist gift her pregnant friends at their baby showers?   By Molly Bachmann PT, DPT, PHRC San Francisco   Working in the medical field places one in a unique position when it comes to relationships with family and friends. Frequently I’ll receive questions about aches and pains, emails asking for advice, etc. Working in …

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Penile Pain- A Success Story

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By Molly Bachmann PT, DPT, PHRC San Francisco   “Penile numbness, perineum pain, post void dribble . . . oh my!” *All names and other identifying information has been changed.   Symptom Presentation:    Frank began to have pain in his perineum seemingly out of the blue. The only connection he could make was an instance of loose stool that …