Saggy Jeans and Tailfeathers: How Your Pelvic Positioning Affects Your Body

Joanna Hess PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Wait! Marie Kondo has you throwing out your favorite jeans because the joyless saggy bottoms that your tushy cannot manage to fill out? We are seeing an epidemic flat butt among mamas, plumbers, barre fanatics, and office workers—all with strangely similar symptoms—pelvic floor dysfunction, low back and sacroiliac pain, and …

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All About Testicles

By Fiona McMahon, PT, DPT Testicles have long held a special place in our society.  In fact, the word testis means "witness of virility” in Latin. They help produce the hormones that spark puberty. They are responsible for body hair, the growth of the penis, and sex drive. Testicles are gonads. Gonads are sex organs …

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PH 101 Something’s Wrong with my What?

  You've waited and waited, now finally Pelvic Health 101 is BACK! On March 19, 2019 at 7pm we will be kicking off our fall semester of pelvic health education classes. We have a lot planned this year, so get pumped. In our first class, we will be introducing you to the pelvic floor muscles, …

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Do You Speak Pelvic Floor? Guide to Anatomy Part 1: Female Genital Anatomy

Fiona McMahon PT, DPT Pronouns (She, Her, Hers) Do you speak pelvic floor? I do. There is so much going on in the pelvic floor, that unless you are thinking about it every day, it can be difficult to find the right words to describe exactly what you are feeling where. Today we are going …

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The Postnatal Pelvis

By Riva Preil Young mothers face a myriad of new challenges they did not encounter prior to mother-hood.  They often experience hormone related changes, sleep deprivation, and possible nursing complications, should they decide to breast feed.  This is all on top of trying to lose the baby weight and return to their pre-pregnancy size.  In …

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Pelvic Stability and Mobility, Part II

By Denise Vidal Now that you have mobilized your pelvis, let's try a stability exercise. Using the breath that we discussed in blog #4, 'The Infamous Core', we are going to stabilize the pelvis and isolate our legs from the hip joint. This movement is not only the fundamental movement for most Pilates exercises, it …

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Pelvic Stability versus Pelvic Mobility

By Denise Vidal Just as your feet can be malleable, and your breath can move through your abdomen as well as it can move through your ribcage, the movement of your pelvis also has many dimensions. Specifically, your pelvis has the ability to be stable as well as mobile. An exercise originated by Balanced Body …

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