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Pelvic Floor Therapy as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, PT, DPT, FAFS, PCES It is reported that 16-25% of females will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Women who experience sexual assault are at an increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, especially chronic pelvic pain…

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Stages for Continence Following Prostatectomy

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, PT, DPT, FAFS, PCES Leaking following prostatectomy should be expected for most individuals undergoing the procedure, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. While we hope for improved continence by 3 months, taking 6-12 months…

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Physical Changes During Pregnancy

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Pregnancy is not for the faint of heart. Pregnancy has so many physiological changes occurring that can lead to a myriad of symptoms, such as urinary frequency/urgency, acid reflux, shortness of breath, and various…

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Stress, Menstruation, Early Pregnancy Failure, Diarrhea, Digestive Problem, Cervical Cancer, Cramp, Stomachache, Unhealthy Diet, Gastritis.

Bloating and Back Ups

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Dealing with abdominal bloating and constipation can be incredibly frustrating. If you have been struggling with either of these issues, here are a few helpful tips. Ways to manage bloating: Adopt a better eating…

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Pelvic Floor Spasm

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS The pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles whose job is to support the organs within our pelvis. Much like the muscles in our neck and shoulders, the pelvic floor muscles may have…

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Interstitial Cystitis, I'move, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Health

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines

Pelvic Sanity has compiled an informative guide on Interstitial Cystitis treatment that can be really helpful when navigating IC treatment. If you have any questions or are curious about how physical therapy can benefit you, feel free to contact us…

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Pelvic Floor, Physical Therapy, Men's Pelvic Health, Internal Assessment, Prostate

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy…for Men

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS My doctor recommended pelvic floor physical therapy. What should I expect? For many men, the idea of seeing a pelvic health physical therapist, especially a female physical therapist, can feel a bit nerve-wracking. The…

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Continence Following Prostatectomy, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Health, Exercise

Continence Following Prostatectomy

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS While there may be many things beyond your control when it comes to having a prostatectomy, focusing on the things you can control can be helpful. Most men undergoing surgery to remove the prostate…

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Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month, Bladder Pain Syndrome, Chronic Bladder Condition, Bladder Trauma, Pelvic Floor Injury

Happy Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month!

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS What Is Interstitial Cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a chronic bladder condition resulting from irritation within the bladder wall. This can lead to scarring or stiffening of…

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