Pelvic Floor Mythbusters: Is kegeling the one true way to a healthy pelvic floor?

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT. Is kegeling the one true way to a healthy pelvic floor? Not always. We can end the blog here. Just kidding, of course there is nuance to be considered here. But as pelvic floor physical therapists, nothing is more cringe inducing than hearing the phrase “just do your kegels” thrown around …

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Exercise, The Female Athlete, and the Pelvic Floor

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day ,September  28, we are exploring the benefits of regular exercise for women as well as addressing some pitfalls (pelvic floor included), that female athletes can fall into too. It is far too often that women find themselves sidelined from their favorite sports …

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Beyond Basics’s Pro-Bono Clinic for PT Day of Service!

Victoria LaManna, DPT October is around the corner! And a busy month for many. Whether you are getting back into the swing of school or work after summer vacation, preparing your Halloween costume or getting ready for all the upcoming holidays right around the corner – there is a lot going on! This time of …

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Amy is Live with Integrated Pelvic Health!

Fiona McMahon DPT What would you ask a pelvic floor physical therapy expert about exercise, or about the pelvic health as an athlete, if you had the chance? Don’t miss Amy Stein, founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and author of Heal Pelvic Pain answer some commonly asked questions in a webinar hosted by well-renowned …

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A Fitbit for your Vagina?!

Fiona McMahon, DPT   For a while you could find me strolling around the clinic with a little fitness tracker on my wrist. I used it to track my steps, sleep, and heart rate. I’m a girl who loves gadgets and apps. From Venmo to Spotify, technology enriches my life and makes it easier. So …

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Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice For Women (and Men)

By Amy Stein, DPT You can never do too many Kegels, right? Wrong. Katy Bowman of the Restorative Exercise Institute discusses how to really strengthen your pelvic floor - during pregnancy and otherwise. This is a great article explaining the overactive pelvic floor in relation to the gluteal muscles and the sacrum and why you …

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(More) Kegels for Men?!

By Riva Preil Women have long been familiar with the benefits of pelvic floor strengthening exercises, colloquially referred to as “Kegels,” in honor of Dr. Arnold Kegel, the individual who first described them in 1948.  Almost any woman who has ever been pregnant has been told by her doctor, sister, or friend to engage in …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

By Riva Preil June marks Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month.  Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a descent of the uterus, bladder, and/or rectum.  It is often associated with stress urinary incontinence or bowel dysfunction.  Patients often report a feeling of fullness in the vagina or the feeling of a tampon falling out. Multiple factors affect …

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Whose Kegel Is It Anyway?

By Riva Preil Okay, folks: it’s time for a game of free word association. What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word “Kegel”? If your response was “women”, “pregnancy”, or “incontinence”, you would be in very good company.  However, if your response was “male” or “prostatectomy,” you receive extra …

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