The Hysterectomy and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Often because of the lack of understanding behind chronic pelvic pain, a hysterectomy is performed in hopes of eliminating said pain. The problem is that this can also to rectify the problem. In her latest blog post, "Hysterectomy for chronic pelvic pain? Ask these 7 questions first," Dr. Jen Gunter, board certified in OB/GYN and pain …

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Scrutinizing Surgery

By Riva Preil When conservative approaches don’t achieve the desired effect, surgical interventions are at times warranted. However, it is important to understand the affect that surgery has on muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, especially in regards to the pelvic floor.  In men, a prostatectomy and bladder replacement for post-cancer treatment can aggravate pelvic floor …

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Node Knowledge

By Riva Preil Breast cancer awareness is sweeping the nation this October!  In honor of the many inspirational survivors who have undergone mastectomies, I have decided to blog about rehabilitation post mastectomy.  In western societies, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed tumor amongst women.  In fact, 27% of tumors diagnosed amongst females are breast …

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The da Vinci Mode

By Riva Preil Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), organ descent of the bladder, uterus, or rectum, is an all too common problem which affects many adult women.  There are several treatment approaches proposed by medical care providers, including physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that rest beneath and support the organs.  Should physical therapy …

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