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Pride Month and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy!

In LGBQT Healthcare Rights, Transgender Pelvic Health by Danae Narvaza

Pride Month and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy! By Danae Narvaza PT, DPT, PHRC Encinitas Cis-gendered people who have sought help for pelvic floor dysfunction will tell you accessibility and awareness makes finding the right help harder than it should be. June marks Pride Month and to celebrate we want to shed light on another underserved population seeking help: the transgender …

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Physical Therapy Rehab After Gender Affirming Surgeries

In Transgender Pelvic Health by Elizabeth AkincilarLeave a Comment

By Elizabeth Akincilar, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Merrimack   Although still out of reach for many, gender affirming surgical procedures are becoming more accessible as more surgeons are offering these services and more insurance providers are covering some of the costs associated with these procedures. As more people undergo these surgical procedures the need for rehabilitative services post operatively has increased. …

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How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Serve the Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Population: Part 2

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By: Elizabeth Akincilar Last week, Shannon Pacella, DPT, taught us how physical therapy can benefit transgender individuals prior to gender affirming surgery and for those who choose not to undergo gender affirming surgery. You can read her blog here. This week, I present Part two, where I will explain why physical therapy for transgender individuals after gender affirming surgery should …

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How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Serve the Transgender Population: Part 1

In Transgender Pelvic Health by Elizabeth Akincilar5 Comments

By: Shannon Pacella Earlier this summer, Dr. Heidi Wittenberg wrote a blog post enabling medical providers to understand transgender healthcare needs, which you can read here. Following Dr. Wittenberg’s lead, I was fortunate enough to attend an educational course focused on the physical therapy evaluation and treatment of transgender patients, and I believe it is imperative to convey how important …