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Find IC/Bladder Pain Support
In the coming months we plan to cover issues related to IC/bladder pain on this blog. In the meantime,  we wanted to call your attention to a great resource for those struggling to find support for and gather information about this often complex pelvic pain-related issue. The IC/Bladder Pain Network, provides support for millions of men and women around the world with IC/bladder pain. In fact, the organization worked hard during the month of September, which was IC/Bladder Pain Awareness Month, to spread the word about this often disabling condition. Now, Jill Osbourne, the president and founder of IC/Bladder Pain
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Pelvic Pain: The Role of Scar Tissue
Scar tissue is a common contributing factor to pelvic pain. The good news is: it's an issue that’s highly treatable with PT. In this blog, I plan to give you the rundown of how scar tissue can impair the pelvic floor as well as how PT and self-treatment can successfully treat these impairments. Before we get into what scar tissue does, let’s take a look at what it is. Scar tissue is fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue after an injury. It’s made of the same stuff as the tissue it replaces—collagen. However, the quality of the collagen is inferior
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How do I Find a Pelvic Floor PT?
One of the biggest challenges for pelvic pain patients is finding the right physical therapist. A variety of issues are behind this difficulty. First, the supply of PTs qualified to treat pelvic pain does not meet the patient demand. A major reason for this is that pelvic floor PT is not part of the current PT school curriculum. So, PTs who want to become educated in pelvic floor PT have to fund their own post graduate training. And while post graduate educational opportunities in pelvic floor PT do exist, they're limited. Second, many PTs today who do treat the pelvic
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Pelvic Floor Rehab: It’s Time to Treat New Moms Right
After her first pregnancy, Angela gave birth to a beautiful 7 lb, 3 oz, baby girl. More than six months after leaving the hospital, baby was healthy and thriving, however, the same couldn’t be said for Mom. Mentally, she was full of joy over being a mom, but physically...well, physically, she just didn’t feel right. For one thing, every time she laughed or coughed, she leaked urine. Her first attempt at going for a run after giving birth had ended in so much leakage, that she was anxious that she might never be able to run again. Before attempting the
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Why Kegels are Bad for your Tight Pelvic Floor
Note to Readers: Yesterday we posted a blog summarizing an article titled “Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice for Women (and Men)” written by Nicole Crawford and published on BreakingMuscle.com. There was some confusion that resulted from the post about when kegels are and are not appropriate. The article advises that women (and men) should never do kegels. I do not completely agree with the article. While women and men with tight pelvic floors should never do kegels, they are appropriate for a certain patient population, patients that have weak pelvic floors. But what about patients who have weak
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Pelvic Pain Trigger Points Explained
If you have pelvic pain, chances are you have trigger points somewhere within or adjacent to your pelvic floor muscles. Indeed, trigger points are a key factor in many pelvic pain syndromes. For that reason, I’m dedicating this week’s blog post to them. I’ll begin with an overall explanation of what they are. Then, I’ll explore the part they play in pelvic pain syndromes. And lastly, I’ll wrap up with a discussion of how pelvic pain trigger points are diagnosed and treated. The Trouble with Trigger Points A muscle is made up of numerous fibers. A trigger point is a
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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.

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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.