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How Denise Reduced Prolapse Symptoms with Therapeutic Yoga at PHRC

In pelvic floor physical therapy, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain by Melissa PatrickLeave a Comment

By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, RYT Denise  is an active 61 year old woman who enjoys spending time outside walking her dog, going to Zumba class and practicing yoga. When I met Denise, I could tell that she was energetic and lively but that her primary complaints of vaginal pressure were putting a damper on her lifestyle. I am happy …

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Perimenopause Facts: It Starts Earlier than You Think

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By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC West Los Angeles   Perimenopause begins earlier than you think!  Most people in their 20’s and 30’s may not think they need to know about perimenopause & that perimenopause information doesn’t apply to them. This is not true! Here are just a few of the many things you need to know.    Testosterone Decline: …

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Meditation & Yoga for Pelvic Pain Relief [Videos Links Included]

In pelvic floor physical therapy, pelvic floor yoga and pilates, Pelvic Health by Emily SchwerdtfegerLeave a Comment

By admin   Wondering what you can do besides pelvic floor physical therapy for your pelvic pain? This week we compiled the yoga sessions our PT, Melissa Patrick, has been hosting on our Instagram. Find the best yoga session for you based on the pelvic pain you are experiencing directly below its description.   Yoga for Pudendal Neuralgia Working with …

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 Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Helps Pelvic Organ Prolapse

In pelvic floor physical therapy, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain by Jillian GianniniLeave a Comment

By Jillian Giannini, DPT, PHRC Los Angeles Did you know that Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)is  more common than you think and that the severity or stage of the prolapse does not always correlate with symptoms? One review found that 41 – 50% of women had POP on examination, though only 3 – 5% of women report symptoms. Many people understand …

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Success Story Jamie: Pushing Back Against Postpartum Prolapse

In Pelvic Health, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Kim BuonomoLeave a Comment

By Kim Buonomo, DPT, PHRC Lexington Many women do not realize how common pelvic floor dysfunction is after giving birth. We often hear patients who think it is normal to leak urine or to be unable to exercise after having children. Postpartum pain is common, but not normal, and pelvic floor physical therapy including pelvic floor muscle contraction exercises is …

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Patient Success Story: Dealing with Prolapse and Menopause

In Female Pelvic Pain, Menopause, Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain by pelv_adminLeave a Comment

By Karah Charette, PT, DPT, RYT   When I first met Sara* (name changed for the story), I knew she was going to do well with pelvic floor physical therapy. She was motivated, curious, and engaged in her healing process. She came in with questions and reflections each session, and was open to learning something new every time we met. …

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The Case of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

In Female Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

  Patient History Elena is a 35-year-old female who was referred to pelvic floor physical therapy by her ob/gyn with a diagnosis of prolapse. (Want more information on a prolapse diagnosis? Check out a detailed blog post on the topic here.) Elena’s chief complaints stem from giving birth to her first child via vaginal delivery six months prior to her …

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Taking a Closer Look at Pelvic Organ Prolapse

In Female Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Stress Urinary Incontinence by Stephanie Prendergast7 Comments

One of the jobs of the pelvic floor in women is to support the organs of the pelvis. But for a variety of reasons the muscle and fascia that offer that support can weaken, and when it does these organs can descend into the vagina causing a myriad of symptoms. This condition is known as “pelvic organ prolapse” or “POP” …