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Behind the Mask: Perspective in the time of COVID

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By Kim Buonomo, DPT, PHRC Lexington We are all getting used to a new idea of normal since COVID-19 became more prevalent. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed a few things that I wanted to share. We are doing our parts at PHRC to stay safe and protect ourselves and each other by wearing masks. Below I share some …

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A Polyvagal Map to Pelvic Health

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By Maryssa Steffen, DPT, PHRC Berkeley “It doesn’t matter how much you drive around, you will never get to where you want to go if you don’t have the right map.” – Stanley Rosenberg During this unprecedented time to slow down, shelter at home, and physical distance, I have taken the opportunity to dive deeper into embodied practices. In other …

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Movement for the Movement: Pelvic Floor Release and Fundraising

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By Karah Charettte, DPT, PHRC Berkeley On Saturday July 25th 2020 at 11:00 am PST, the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a virtual fundraiser via Zoom combining two things we care deeply about: pelvic health and racial justice.  Doctor of Physical Therapy and yoga instructor Karah Charette of PHRC Berkeley will be teaching a 60 minute movement workshop entitled …

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Online Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointments Are Now Available!

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It’s a terrifying time and we’ve got you covered. We hope everyone is staying home and healthy as we wait out the current COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our patients, staff, and the community is important to us. As a result of government directives, our Lexington, MA office is closed until April 6th, our San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Gatos, Walnut …

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Pelvic Health Products We Love: Part Two

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By Jandra Meuller Here at PHRC we regularly discover all sorts of new and cool products that are available for people’s pelvic health needs. I am amazed at some of the products available and that are being developed and am so thankful there are people that are creating these products because they are SOOO helpful!  Pelvic health physical therapists treat …

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Pelvic Health Products We Love: Part One

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By Jandra Meuller Here at PHRC we regularly discover all sorts of new and cool products that are available for people’s pelvic health needs. I am amazed at some of the products available and that are being developed and am so thankful there are people that are creating these products because they are SOOO helpful!  Pelvic health physical therapists treat …

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Why Do We Dance? For Pelvic Health!

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By Maryssa Steffen I am a physical therapist, but my other life is a dancer. I have danced for almost 33 years and I have no doubt that it fully connects me to myself and strengthens my empathy towards others. After working with patients and delving into the research that supports dance therapy, I wanted to share how I bridge …

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PHRC is BUSY this fall!

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A lot is going on this quarter and frankly, every quarter here at PHRC. Here is what you need to know! New faces! PHRC welcomes administrative assistant Emily Schwerdtfeger to Westlake Village and pelvic floor physical therapist Karah Charette to Walnut Creek and Berkeley. Jandra Mueller, pelvic floor specialist will also rejoin the team. New office! Speaking of Jandra, on …

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The Pelvic Health and Rehab Center is Taking Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy to KENYA!

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By: Elizabeth Akincilar PHRC is going to Nairobi, Kenya! I’m excited to announce that PHRC will be sharing their passion and knowledge for pelvic health in Nairobi, Kenya, in February 2020! Myself,  PHRC’s Rachel Gelman, PT, DPT and Shannon Pacella, PT, DPT will have the privilege of teaching Pelvic Floor 3 to Kenyan Physical Therapists through the Kenya Medical Training …

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Moisturize My Vagina?! What you need to know

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By: Shannon Pacella If you are anything like me, you most likely have a plethora of moisturizers at home (hand lotion, face lotion, body lotion, etc.), but what you probably do not have is a vaginal moisturizer. You might ask, “What is a vaginal moisturizer?” A vaginal moisturizer rehydrates dry mucosal tissue, is absorbed into the skin and adheres to …

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What to Know About Your Menstrual Cycle

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By: Rachel Daof Here at PHRC we see conditions that affect that dreaded time of the month: our periods. As we have written before, conditions like endometriosis can directly affect menstruation. Other menstrual related issues include period cramps, nausea, bowel movement issues, headaches, and many other symptoms all driven by our cycle. To many of us, these are things we …

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Pelvic Floor Anatomy, Physiology & Physical Therapy Resource List

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month and at PHRC we want to do our part to help people better understand pelvic pain syndromes and more importantly, help people suffering with these diagnoses get the help they need to recover. Since knowledge is power we created 5 videos and blog posts that we hope people find useful. This week, in our …

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NEW COURSE: Advanced Management of Complex Pelvic Pain Syndromes

In Pelvic floor physical therapy continuing education, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

By: Stephanie Prendergast, MPT   After a five year break from traveling, lecturing, and teaching courses Liz and I are excited to announce that we are re-entering the classrooms! Many people who know us or follow us on social media know our work promoting pelvic floor physical therapy at medical conferences, my leadership role as the first physical therapist to …

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Happy New Year!

In Pelvic Health by Stephanie Prendergast2 Comments

By: Stephanie Prendergast January is often the time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the future. So, in that spirit, we thought it would be fun to dedicate this post to a few top Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center events of 2018….and a peak forward to 2019. In no particular order, here’s what happened and what’s …

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Time to Cram for those Pap and Pelvic Exams!

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Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to symptoms like pain with sex or urinary incontinence, which can have a negative impact on someone’s quality of life. Many patients seen at The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center report pain with gynecological visits, primarily pelvic exams and pap smears. While few people jump for joy at the idea of spending their lunch break …