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The “Just in Case” Pee

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS If you find yourself going to the bathroom “just in case” often, here is a piece of advice: Stop. Doing. That. I talk with so many people who admit to peeing every time they…

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Problems With Urinating, Leaky Bladder, Frequent Urination, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Problems with Urinating

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS There can be a lot of issues when it comes to urinating - pain, symmetry, or difficulty starting the flow of urine. Not all issues are reasons for concern, but some of them can…

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Sexual Health, Sexual Health Awareness Month, September, Kegels, Postpartum, Sex Health, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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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Cesarean Section, C-section, Incontinence, Kegels, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Sex Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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, Child Birth, Female Athlete, Fitness, Women's Fitness, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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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Incontience, World Incontinence Week, Leaky Bladder, Pelvic Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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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Pelvic Hip Openers, Breathing, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain, Stretching, Womens' Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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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Cesarean Awareness Month, April, C-section, Cesarean Section, Child Birth, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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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Cesarean Section Awareness Month, Cesarean Section, C-section, Misconceptions Of C-sections, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

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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