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September is Sexual Health Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS First things first: for some people, talking about sex may feel a bit uncomfortable or taboo; however, sex is normal and healthy. If you are experiencing pain with intercourse, mention it to your medical…

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The Fourth Trimester

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Delivering a baby is a major ordeal. Our bodies have gone through pretty dramatic changes during our pregnancy: postural changes, hips widening, ligamentous laxity (increasing instability), breast changes, on top of general fatigue from…

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Returning to Sport After Delivery

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS It can be difficult to know when and how to return to activity and sport after having a baby. From the dramatic changes our bodies experience during pregnancy, the delivery itself, and the changes…

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World Continence Week

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS It’s World Continence Week! Let’s talk about our bladder habits! It is estimated that 1 in 3 women suffer from some form of incontinence. While this is clearly a very common issue, it should…

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Stretch: Pelvic Hip Openers

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Pelvic pain can be debilitating and affects more people than we realize with an estimated 1 in 7 women dealing with chronic pelvic pain (diagnosed after three to six months of pelvic pain). Some…

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April is Cesarean Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Having a cesarean section can be a daunting experience. After having my c-section, I was terrified and not exactly sure where to start. For any new mom going through their first c-section or planning…

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Happy Cesarean Section Awareness Month!

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Whether it was a planned C-section or emergency after a difficult labor, it is still major abdominal surgery and requires time and patience for healing. As of 2019, 31.7% of all deliveries were via…

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial-type tissue (endometrial tissue is the tissue lining the inside of the uterus) begins to grow outside of the uterus. These tissues may begin implanting on…

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