Know Your Nodes, Part II

By Riva Preil Approximately 10% of water that exits the capillaries and enters the interstitial space at the arterial end of the capillary does NOT return at the venous end due to pressure related factors (refer to Starling’s Equation for more details).  This “extra” water (referred to as the lymphatic load) enters the lymphatic system …

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Know Your Nodes, Part I

By Riva Preil Can you believe that Labor Day has come and gone?  Yes, dear readers, summer is officially over.  But boy, was it an amazing and memorable summer! Believe it or not, when asked about the highlight of my summer, I unequivocally and enthusiastically respond that it was my lymphedema certification course.  (#PTnerd.  And …

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Live (Yesterday) from New York!

By Riva Preil Even if you snoozed, you DIDN’T lose your chance!  If you missed yesterday’s live episode of The Pelvic Messenger, May the Floors Force Be With You with Diane Lee, you can STILL listen to it and enjoy her knowledge and wisdom. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to interview such …

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May the Floor’s Force Be With You! (Part 2)

By Riva Preil The theory behind The Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain, an approach co-developed with L-J Lee, is an evidence-based whole body/person approach to help optimize function and performance.  This approach considers regional alignment, biomechanics and control during meaningful task analysis and determines something called the ‘primary driver’ when there are multiple …

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May the Floor’s Force Be With You! (Part 1)

By Riva Preil Last week, I encouraged you to “stay tuned for more details” regarding my upcoming blog talk radio show entitled May the Floor’s Force Be With You on The Pelvic Messenger. Thank you for waiting patiently and here they are! On the next Pelvic Messenger, Diane Lee will discuss the forces that affect …

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Riva Speaks at Plaza College!

By Riva PreilThanks to the help of Dean Marie Dolla, I had the pleasure of presenting a talk about pelvic floor physical therapy at Plaza College yesterday.  The goal of the presentation was to educate young women about the prevalence, signs, symptoms, and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.Unfortunately, many women are unaware of the existence …

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An Interview with Alexandra Milspaw, Member of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain

By Riva Preil Alex is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. Her recently released audio CD, "Guided Meditations for Mindful Living", is now available on iTunes, CDbaby, and Amazon.com. You may also order a copy directly from her by calling 610-868-0104, ext. 3. Alex earned her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, …

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