Connective tissue disorders and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction: Is there a connection? Part II

By Stephanie Stamas, SPT Sjogren’s Syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune CTD where the body attacks the moisture producing (exocrine) glands of the body leading to the hallmark signs of dry eyes and/or dry mouth. This is the second most common rheumatic disease and primarily affects women (9:1 ratio). Another common complaint in this population is …

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Connective tissue disorders and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction: Is there a connection? Part I

By Stephanie Stamas, SPT Connective tissue disorders (CTD) cause dysfunction in the structures that support, bind, and protect the organs of the body, such as bone, fascia, cartilage, muscle and skin. There are over 200 identified CTDs with the majority of the disorders affecting women more than men. Some CTDs are heritable, such as with …

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