Pelvic Floor Mythbusters: Endometriosis Edition

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT and Amy Stein PT, DPT Featuring excerpts from Beating Endo by  Iris Kerin Orbuch, MD and Amy Stein D.P.T. Welcome back to our Pelvic Floor Mythbusters series! We have explored the effects of prolonged sitting and pee holding and now it’s time to move on to endometriosis. With endo, there are so …

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Pelvic Health 101: Does my diet really matter?

By Fiona McMahon, DPT Calories in should equal calories out, right? It turns out there’s a little more to health than that. Learn more about how diet can affect your pelvic floor. Get practical tips for integrating diet into the management of pelvic floor dysfunctions such as constipation, interstitial cystitis ( painful bladder syndrome), and …

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Pelvic Health 101: Q&A with an Expert Panel

Fiona McMahon, DPT Our expert panel class is a new addition to our PH101 course catalog and we are so excited! Join us October 27th at 7pm for an open question and answer format class with some of the world’s first and foremost medical experts in pelvic health. Our guests will include Doctor of Physical …

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Gut Feelings

By Riva Preil Individuals who have endured a spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience colorectal and anal sphincter dysfunction generally referred to as neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD).  NBD includes constipation (in up to 80% of individuals), fecal incontinence (in up to 75% of individuals), and abdominal pain.  In fact, approximately one-third of individuals who have …

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Painful periods

Painful periods. It may not be just cramps. Endometriosis is a disease that affects over five million women and adolescent girls in the United States.  It occurs when endometrial tissue, normally contained within the uterus, grows elsewhere in the body.  This tissue may migrate outside of the uterus and into the ovaries, vagina, bowel, bladder, …

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