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Pelvic Floor Therapy as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, PT, DPT, FAFS, PCES It is reported that 16-25% of females will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Women who experience sexual assault are at an increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, especially chronic pelvic pain…

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Stress, Menstruation, Early Pregnancy Failure, Diarrhea, Digestive Problem, Cervical Cancer, Cramp, Stomachache, Unhealthy Diet, Gastritis.

Bloating and Back Ups

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Dealing with abdominal bloating and constipation can be incredibly frustrating. If you have been struggling with either of these issues, here are a few helpful tips. Ways to manage bloating: Adopt a better eating…

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Pelvic Floor Spasm

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS The pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles whose job is to support the organs within our pelvis. Much like the muscles in our neck and shoulders, the pelvic floor muscles may have…

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Interstitial Cystitis, I'move, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Health

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines

Pelvic Sanity has compiled an informative guide on Interstitial Cystitis treatment that can be really helpful when navigating IC treatment. If you have any questions or are curious about how physical therapy can benefit you, feel free to contact us…

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Pelvic Floor, Physical Therapy, Men's Pelvic Health, Internal Assessment, Prostate

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy…for Men

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS My doctor recommended pelvic floor physical therapy. What should I expect? For many men, the idea of seeing a pelvic health physical therapist, especially a female physical therapist, can feel a bit nerve-wracking. The…

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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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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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