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Painful Sex Following Delivery

Pain with intercourse is common after delivering a baby with reports ranging anywhere from 12-62% reporting pain at 3 months, 17-45% reporting pain at 6 months, and 8-32% reporting pain from 12-18 months. There are many potential causes and risk…

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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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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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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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Returning To Sport After Delivery, Child Birth, Female Athlete, Fitness, Women's Fitness, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Returning to Sport After Delivery

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS It can be difficult to know when and how to return to activity and sport after having a baby. From the dramatic changes our bodies experience during pregnancy, the delivery itself, and the changes…

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Cesarean Awareness Month, April, C-section, Cesarean Section, Child Birth, Pelvic Floor Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

April is Cesarean Awareness Month

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Having a cesarean section can be a daunting experience. After having my c-section, I was terrified and not exactly sure where to start. For any new mom going through their first c-section or planning…

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Cesarean Section Awareness Month, Cesarean Section, C-section, Misconceptions Of C-sections, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Happy Cesarean Section Awareness Month!

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Whether it was a planned C-section or emergency after a difficult labor, it is still major abdominal surgery and requires time and patience for healing. As of 2019, 31.7% of all deliveries were via…

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Postpartum, Pregnancy, Sex Health, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Postpartum and Your Body

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS Having a baby can be an exciting (albeit terrifying) experience. While we prepare ourselves for the coming baby, we don’t always prepare our bodies for what is to come after delivery. Some individuals…

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