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The Kegel Exercise

Introduction & History Kegel exercises are meant to strengthen your pelvic floor musculature, which supports several important pelvic organs, such as the urinary bladder and the uterus. These exercises were developed in by Dr. Arnold H. Kegel, an American gynecologist, in the late 1940’s, as a nonsurgical treatment to prevent...

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New Film on Vaginismus Helps Raise Awareness of Pelvic Pain

Tightly Wound, a new short film about one woman’s journey with vaginismus and pelvic rehab, gives an insight into the real social struggles that can beset sufferers of pelvic pain. The 10 minute animated film was created by Shelby Hadden and Sebastian Bisbal, and it can be viewed at www.tightlywoundfilm.com....

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Can Pelvic Rehab Physical Therapy Help Dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is the condition of having pain with menstruation, and it affects more than 50% of women. Painful menstrual cramps can last 1-2 days with menses every month, and some women may not experience menstrual pain later in life. Dysmenorrhea can be either primary or secondary, depending on the likely...

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Common Female Pelvic Floor Disorders

There are many conditions that can afflict the pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, and pelvic girdle. The following pelvic floor disorders affect hundreds of millions of women globally. As awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction continues to increase, the ability to find a pelvic rehab therapist becomes more important. This list is...

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Male Pelvic Floor Disorders

Every body has a pelvis, and everybody should know what conditions may affect theirs. The pelvic floor acts as support for some of the most important parts of our anatomy, and that means that a lot can go wrong there. Male pelvic floor dysfunction occurs in millions of men globally,...

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Prostatitis or Pelvic Pain?

What is Prostatitis? Prostatitis, the condition of having an inflamed prostate gland, is one of the most common diagnoses that men get when they suffer pelvic pain. According to the Prostatitis Foundation, “estimates on the number of males in the United States who will experience prostatitis during their lifetimes range...

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Online Resources for Patient Research

Looking for more information on pelvic dysfunction? Here is a list of websites where you can research various conditions. When you are ready to seek treatment or meet with a medical practitioner, check out the directory. Bowel Health & Dysfunction International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders http://www.iffgd.org National Institute of...

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What’s the deal with Mommy Tummy?

A condition called diastasis recti abdominis (“DRA”) afflicts millions of people globally every year. Studies differ on the exact number, but between 50% and 90% of all women who give birth wind up with diastasis recti. What is diastasis recti? Often colloquially called “mummy tummy”, “baby belly”, etc, DRA occurs...

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Find pelvic rehabilitation practitioners in your metropolitan area

Looking for a pelvic rehabilitation practitioner in your area? We have created a number of pages dedicated to major metropolitan areas in the United States. Find your location below to see what clinicians are available to see patients. Alaska https://pelvicrehab.com/alaska/ Atlanta https://pelvicrehab.com/atlanta/ Bay Area https://pelvicrehab.com/bay-area/ Boston https://pelvicrehab.com/boston/ Chicago https://pelvicrehab.com/chicago/ Cleveland...

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When is Bedwetting a Problem?

When it comes to wetting the bed, it can be hard for parents to know when they should consult a pelvic rehab professional. Most of us have dealt with bedwetting one way or another, so it can be hard to identify when it goes from being a part of growing...

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