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Embracing IBS Awareness Month: A Pelvic Floor PT Perspective

In Bowel Dysfunction, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Health by Emily TranLeave a Comment

By PHRC Admin Every April, the world recognizes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. This global healthcare event aims to shine a spotlight on this common but often misunderstood condition. As pelvic floor physical therapists, understanding the intricate relationship between IBS and pelvic health is crucial.   What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects …

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How to Tackle Pelvic Pain, Joseph’s Success Story

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As physical therapists, we often refer to our patients’ last day with us as Graduation Day. I always enjoy Graduation Day because it means the patient has accomplished their goals; their symptoms have reduced, they are able to function without limitations, and they are leaving as happier, healthier individuals. To put it plainly, they don’t need me anymore. It is …

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I insist! My pelvic pain is my Tarlov cyst!!

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Elizabeth Akincilar16 Comments

By Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer   For the average person, the words Tarlov cyst mean absolutely nothing. For the average medical professional, they mean little to nothing. So why are we devoting an entire blog post to these cysts that no one seems to care about? Full disclosure, personally, I was curious what the literature had to offer on Tarlov cysts since …