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Fiber: What is it and Why is it important?
By Kim Buonomo, DPT, PHRC Lexington   What is fiber and why is it important to a pelvic floor physical therapist? The American Physical Therapy Association has stated that diet and nutrition are key components of many conditions managed by physical therapists. Nutrition can directly affect recovery and function while an individual is under a physical therapist's care. Thus, PTs should be concerned with and address nutritional intake and eating patterns of their patients and clients. I argue that diet and nutrition are especially important to consider in the realm of pelvic floor PT and here at PHRC we are
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Pelvic Floor Muscle Function: Breathing Into Sexual Pleasure
By Karah Charette, DPT, PHRC Berkeley & San Francisco   As a human being, you have a right to pleasure- safe, consensual, and sexual pleasure.    We are fortunate to participate in a culture where conversations about sexuality and sexual function are becoming more mainstream and accepted. We are now having nuanced conversations about the myriad of factors that affect sex- including the pelvic floor!   You may be thinking that you already know what there is to know about the pelvic floor when it comes to sex. The classic and overused advice is to “do more kegels.” We should
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5 Ways to Relax Your Pelvic Floor!
By PHRC Admin Do you ever wonder why it is important to relax your pelvic floor? Even if you know you should, do you find yourself wondering how to do so?   As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I often have patients who wonder what the value is in being able to relax the pelvic floor. In a culture that places most value on exercises that strengthen, it is important to understand why and how relaxation is just as important.   If you are someone who is just interested in building strength, I will speak to that first. In order
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Q&A Pelvic Floor Weakness Causes
By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles and Admin In case you missed our latest Q&A about Pelvic Floor Pain/Tightness Causes, you can read it here. If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, your pelvic organs will not have the full support they need! But what is the cause of weakness? Back in October we presented you with numerous causes for a weak pelvic floor. We heard your questions and now we’ve answered them.   Q: I have pelvic floor dysfunction and have been getting the Botox procedures but I recently lost 50lbs. I want to lose more to
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Goodbye 2020, helloooo 2021 - the year of the pelvis!
By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles Last year was a year unlike any other, marked by uncertainty, loss, tragedy, stress and fear. I remember the feeling of shock and panic when I learned we needed to close most of our offices for three full weeks. As a business owner my mind was blown, that seemed like an eternity. I felt panic as other businesses were awarded the PPP loan and wondered when and if our time would come. Liz and I have been in business together since 2006, but like so many other business owners nothing could have
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Lj Powerhouse and Jandra Mueller of PHRC: IG Live Endometriosis Q&A
By Lj Powerhouse & Jandra Mueller, DPT, PHRC Encinitas In December 2020, PHRC physical therapist, Jandra Mueller joined Lj Powerhouse on Instagram for a LIVE Q&A.  It was awesome to answer all of the questions you asked and we were bummed we couldn’t get to all of them! Here is a re-cap as well as answers to many of the questions that were submitted that we did not get to. If you would like to watch the actual IG Live, you can do so on Lj’s Instagram page! Find more info about the feature image at the bottom of this
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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.