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Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month, September, Interstitial Cystitis, IC, Bladder Pain Syndrome, BPS, Chronic Bladder Condition, Bladder Pain, CDC, Neuromuscular Disorder, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS September is interstitial cystitis awareness month. Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a “chronic bladder condition resulting in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder or surrounding pelvic…

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Kegels, Leaking Bladder, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Postpartum Recovery, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

What is a Kegel and Should You be Doing Them?

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS One of the only exercises people think of to help with leaking, prolapse, or postpartum recovery is the kegel exercise. This is a pelvic floor muscle contraction working to strengthen the pelvic floor.…

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Importance Of Breathing, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Tension, Prolapse, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

The Importance of Breathing

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS TLDR: Breathing mechanics can be helpful for a wide range of problems with the pelvic floor including diastasis recti, pelvic floor tension, and prolapse/weakness. It can be difficult to coordinate your breathing to…

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C-section, Cesarean Section, Diastasis Recti, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Rectus Muscles, Separation Of Abdominal Muscles, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Diastasis Recti – What is it?

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS Many people in the pregnant and postpartum community have heard the term diastasis recti. While a diastasis can occur to people who have not been pregnant, it is more common to see this…

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Prolapse, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Leaky Bladder, Prolapse Management, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Can I still exercise with a prolapse?

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS Many women who are told they have a prolapse are also given a list of “noes” to go with it. No running, no jumping, no weight lifting, no sit ups, no no no.…

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Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Pain Awareness Month, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Cpp, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

By Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month: a time to raise recognition and understanding for chronic pelvic pain (CPP)! Chronic pelvic pain is pelvic pain lasting 6 months or longer and affects 15-20% of women…

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Women's Health Month, Women's Health, May, Wellness, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Welcome to Women’s Health Month

Happy May, and welcome to Women’s Health month! While we as women should be focusing on our own health and wellness year-round, it is nice to have a designated month for us to reassess our current state and future needs.…

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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Postpartum, Women's Health, Physical Therapy For Pelvic Rehab, Women's Health Program, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Introducing the Women’s Health Program

The women who make up the Women’s Health team at i’move are passionate about helping women recognize the strength they possess. The specific needs required to address the uniqueness of the female body can require a different set of skills,…

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Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Diaphragm, Healthy Pregnancy, Leaky Bladder, Pelvic Pain, Prolapse Management, Prolapse, Incontience, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

How Therapy Can Improve Pelvic Floor Health

By Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscles and connective tissue at the bottom of our pelvis. It acts as a sling to support organs in your pelvis, including the bladder, rectum,…

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