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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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Cycle Syncing, Menstrual Cycles, Menstruation, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michgian

Cycle Syncing

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Cycle syncing is adjusting our lifestyles, diet, and exercise routines around our menstrual cycles to make menstruation easier to manage as well as protect us from potential injuries. This is easier for people who…

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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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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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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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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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Endometriosis, Endometriosis Awareness Month, March, Hormones, Pelvic Floor Health, Womens Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Back Pain, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial-type tissue (endometrial tissue is the tissue lining the inside of the uterus) begins to grow outside of the uterus. These tissues may begin implanting on…

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