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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The Things We Put “Up There”, Part I

By Fiona McMahon, DPT This might seem like an odd topic to post about, but when you think about it, there seem to be more and more products on the market for you to use on or in your vagina. These products promise a range of different benefits from pelvic pain relief, to making your …

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29 Things Everyone With a Vagina Should Know

As Thanksgiving beckons, we wanted to send you off into the holiday weekend with some enlightening fun. Here, from Buzzfeed's Carolyn Kylstra, is "29 Things Everyone With a Vagina Should Definitely Know." We love the way Kylstra's writing is forthright and informative, and there should definitely be more sexual health writing out there like this! …

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Irritant Information

By Riva Preil On June 9, we posted a fantastic YouTube video on our website entitled “Detox the Box”, a parody on a popular Justin Timberlake song from Saturday Night Live.  This entertaining and informative video encourages viewers to request that Tampax, Always, and Procter and Gamble remove irritants from their feminine hygiene products by …

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A New Vagina?

By Riva Preil On rare occasion, I have heard patients comment (half-jokingly yet half seriously), “I wish I could just trade on my painful vagina for a new one.” Generally speaking, I do NOT promote that concept; instead, I promote pelvic floor physical therapy as a means to treat musculoskeletal related vaginal and vulvar pain. …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

Pelvic organ prolapse in women is when a pelvic organ drops from its regular placement in the body and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This is not uncommon in women nor is it necessarily untreatable or progressive. The most common type of pelvic organ prolapse occurs with the bladder, though it can also …

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Besting Bacterial Vaginosis, Part II

By Riva Preil The diagnostic features of VBD include extreme pain upon attempted vaginal penetration, vestibular pain when touched with a cotton swab, and erythema (redness) in the vestibule.  These are called Freidrich’s criteria.  Treatment includes tricyclic medications (ex. amitriptyline) to alleviate pain, especially in cases of secondary VBD.  Also, antiseizure medications (ex. carbamazepine) and …

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