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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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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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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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Training, Urinary Issues, Sports Therapy, Bladder Control

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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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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Cesarean Section, Cesarean Recovery, Physical Therapy After Cesarean, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Physical Therapy Following a Cesarean Improves Recovery

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS There are 1.2 million cesarean sections performed annually in the US accounting for 32.1% of all deliveries. Most women recovering from a cesarean section are counseled on general recommendations, including not lifting anything heavier than…

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Pelvic Floor Massage, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Women's Pelvic Health, Pelvic Health, Sex Health, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Internal Work – Pelvic Floor Massage

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS Pelvic massage and desensitization can be used as a treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction including hypertonic (aka spasmed or tight) pelvic floor musculature, pain with insertion, issues with urination (pain not related to UTI…

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Labor & Delivery Positions, Child Birth, Pelvic Floor Health, Women's Pelvic Health, Pregnancy, Physical Therapist Near Me, Physical Therapy, Pt, I'move, Michigan

Labor & Delivery Positions

By Dr. Brooke Meinema, DPT, FAFS When many people envision labor and delivery, they think about someone lying on their back since this is often what is depicted in TV shows and movies. Is this the best position, though? Lying…

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