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How to Manage Urinary Issues with Running

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Recognize the cause Excessive pelvic floor tension: Your body can only hold tension for so long before it fatigues. If your pelvic floor is too tight or holding too much tension, it will eventually…

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Diastasis Recti, Rectus Muscles, Abdomen, Separation Of Abdomen Muscles, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, Michigan, I'move

Understanding and Improving Diastasis Recti

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS First things first, what is a diastasis recti? A diastasis recti is a separation between the rectus muscles in the abdomen. While it is most associated with the pregnant/postpartum population, anyone can develop a…

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Chronic Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Health, I'move, I'move Physical Therapy

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Woman

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Background Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is pain in the pelvis lasting longer than 6 months. 1 in 7 females experiences chronic pelvic pain. It can be caused by other conditions or an issue all…

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Cesarean Section, Cesarean Recovery, Physical Therapy After Cesarean, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Physical Therapy Following a Cesarean Improves Recovery

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS There are 1.2 million cesarean sections performed annually in the US accounting for 32.1% of all deliveries. Most women recovering from a cesarean section are counseled on general recommendations, including not lifting anything heavier than…

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Pelvic Floor Massage, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Women's Pelvic Health, Pelvic Health, Sex Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Internal Work – Pelvic Floor Massage

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Pelvic massage and desensitization can be used as a treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction including hypertonic (aka spasmed or tight) pelvic floor musculature, pain with insertion, issues with urination (pain not related to UTI…

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Labor & Delivery Positions, Child Birth, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Pregnancy, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Labor & Delivery Positions

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS When many people envision labor and delivery, they think about someone lying on their back since this is often what is depicted in TV shows and movies. Is this the best position, though? Lying…

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Lichen Sclerosus, Skin Condition, Female Pelvic Health, Lichen Sclerosus Treatment, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

What is Lichen Sclerosus?

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS What is Lichen Sclerosus? Lichen sclerosus is a rare inflammatory skin condition typically surrounding the anogenital area which can cause the tissue to become thin and frail increasing the risk of tearing and scarring.…

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Cycle Syncing, Menstrual Cycles, Menstruation, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michgian

Cycle Syncing

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Cycle syncing is adjusting our lifestyles, diet, and exercise routines around our menstrual cycles to make menstruation easier to manage as well as protect us from potential injuries. This is easier for people who…

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Tips For Eating Through The Holidays, Daily Eating Habits, Healthy Eating, Gi Issues, Physical Therapist Hear Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Tips for Eating Through the Holidays

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS With the holiday season upon us, many of us find our daily habits and meals looking much different than they normally would. The rich foods, larger portions, and holiday cocktails do not always lead…

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