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10 Common Behaviors that Can Lead to Pelvic Pain

In Bladder Dysfunction, Bowel Dysfunction, Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by Elizabeth Akincilar

By Elizabeth Akincilar, MSPT, Cofounder, PHRC Merrimack   Pelvic pain is a complex condition that can have various causes, including medical conditions, injuries, and certain behaviors. In this blog, we will discuss 10 common behaviors that can potentially lead to pelvic pain(and potentially chronic pelvic pain). It’s important to note that while these behaviors may contribute to pelvic pain, they …

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The Link Between Pelvic Floor Muscles and Sexual Satisfaction

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Emily Tran

By PHRC Admin The human body is an intricate masterpiece, and within its depths lies a source of immense pleasure and connection: the pelvic floor muscles. Often overlooked or underestimated, these muscles play a vital role in sexual arousal and orgasm. In this blog post, we will explore the wonders of the pelvic floor muscles and how understanding and harnessing …

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Clitoral Pain: Unmasking Common Culprits 

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie PrendergastLeave a Comment

By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles   The sole purpose of the clitoris is to be a source of pleasure. For anyone who has experienced provoked or unprovoked clitoral pain their experience can be the opposite and very alarming. There are a number of reasons why people may have clitoral pain and there are also solutions. However like …

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Everyday Activities Supported by Pelvic Floor Muscles

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Emily Tran1 Comment

The Unsung Heroes: Everyday Activities Supported by Pelvic Floor Muscles By PHRC Admin   While often overlooked, the pelvic floor muscles are unsung heroes that play a vital role in supporting everyday activities. These muscles, located at the base of the pelvis, provide structural support to our internal organs and facilitate essential functions. In this blog post, we will explore …

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Muscles Affecting Pelvic Health: It’s Not Just The Pelvic Floor

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Shannon Pacella5 Comments

By: Shannon Pacella, DPT, PHRC Lexington As you may know, us pelvic floor physical therapists tend to talk about the pelvic floor muscles quite a lot. However, we also assess and treat many other muscles surrounding the trunk, pelvis, hips, and thighs, that influence pelvic health and various pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions. If you’d like to learn about pelvic floor …

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The Ultimate Solution To Help Mothers Reconnect With Their Bodies And Rebuild Post-Baby Foundations

In Pregnancy/Postpartum by Stephanie Prendergast1 Comment

By Wendy Powell, Postpartum Exercise Expert, Founder + CEO of MuTu System   This information relates to every woman who is having, has had, or will ever have a baby, who wants to regain full use and look of her beautiful pre-baby body (who doesn’t?). Whether she has just had a baby, has teenage children, or if she is about to give …

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Gwyneth’s Goop and the Pelvic Floor: What They Missed

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow’s popular newsletter featured an article on pelvic floor muscles, which prompted numerous emails and tweets in my direction. Apparently this is a topic that makes my friends and colleagues think of me. While pondering why everyone, except for me,  seems to be reading Goop,  I took a look. I am glad to see …

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Playing with your sex hormones with Propecia use can play with your sex life

In Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie PrendergastLeave a Comment

“If you “play with sex steroid hormones” using finasteride (propecia) – the goal of finasteride (propecia) is to reduce the synthesis of the sex steroid hormone – dihydrotestosterone – then you will likely “play with your sex life” – as sexual function is very much related to sex steroid hormone levels”, says sexual medicine expert and urologist Dr. Irwin Goldtsein. Propecia (aka …

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Pelvic Floor-Friendly Exercise, Diet Advice for the New Year

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast14 Comments

Like so many of you, my new year’s resolutions include exercising more and eating healthy. As I embarked on my plan for doing both, I got to wondering where my pelvic floor health fell into the mix. “Shouldn’t my exercise plan take my pelvic floor issues into consideration?” I wondered. I certainly didn’t want to start a fitness routine that would …