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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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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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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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