Skip to content
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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.…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
Bowel Habits, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Women's Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Imove, Michigan

Bathroom Practices Part 2: Bowel Habits

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Now to the part many people don’t necessarily discuss bowel habits! If you missed part one click here to read about bladder habits. Toileting posture: Let’s start with the ideal position for defecating. When…

Read more
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…

Read more
Holiday Stress, Upper Chest Breathing, Outer Rib Breathing, Low Back Tension, Pelvic Floor

How to Handle Holiday Stress

By Dr. Brooke Meinema PT, DPT, FAFS With the holiday season upon us, many people report an increase in stress and tension. We often hear about people holding their tension in their shoulders/neck, clenching their jaw, and one lesser known…

Read more
Back To Top
Search