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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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Training, Urinary Issues, Sports Therapy, Bladder Control

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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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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Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Health, Pelvic Pain, Women's Health, Leaky Bladder, Frequent Urination, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

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

Bathroom Practices Part One: Bladder Habits

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS While many people don’t commonly have open discussions about anything they do in the bathroom, understanding good bathroom habits can be very helpful! So let’s dive in! Just In Case: Sometimes dealing with bladder…

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