Women’s Health

Postpartum Recovery Weeks 3-4

Entering weeks 3 to 4 postpartum I felt more comfortable with movement and desired it due to some of the aches and pains I was starting to experience from breastfeeding and repetitive carrying, bending, and... Continue Reading

Postpartum recovery weeks 2-3

In the second to third week postpartum I continued to only focus on light movement of 5–10-minute intervals, maybe once or twice a day. My sole focus was trying to rest, when possible, stay hydrated... Continue Reading

My first week Postpartum: Cesarian birth recovery and body mechanics

I welcomed my son about three weeks ago, he was delivered via a planned gentle cesarian birth at 38 weeks and 6 days due to low amniotic fluid complications. The last 8 weeks of my... Continue Reading

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Ways to Manage It

Anatomy In order to understand what pelvic organ prolapse is, we must first understand female pelvic anatomy. At the front (anterior) of the pelvis, there is the bladder and urethra, in the middle there is... Continue Reading

C Section Scar Mobilization

Many people feel apprehensive about touching their C Section scars, even well after they have healed. However it’s not only OK to touch your scar, it’s good! Touching and moving your scar will help it... Continue Reading

Lymphedema Therapy After Mastectomy

Why is my arm swollen after mastectomy? Mastectomy from breast cancer can present multiple challenges in and of itself as the tissues heal and the shoulder is initially limited to lifting. If your mastectomy involved... Continue Reading

Pain with Sex or Tampons? How Pelvic Floor Therapy May Help You and Five Exercises You Can Try Today

Do you have problems inserting a tampon? Do you dread going to the gynecologist because you can’t tolerate the speculum? Do you avoid penetrative sex because it hurts too much?  Pain with penetration can be... Continue Reading

Pelvic Floor Therapy: What to expect on your first visit and follow up visits

Examination: As with orthopaedic physical therapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation starts with examination to understand what different factors may be contributing to your dysfunction. An intial pelvic floor therapy exam will typically involve the following elements:-A thorough... Continue Reading

11- Boobs are Temporary but Mental Health is Forever

Even though cancer starts as a physical manifestation, it is also a big hit to your mental health. As your tissues and body heals, we must mend that bridge between brain and body as well. Chronic physical pain and fear avoidance can cause a... Continue Reading

Easing Low Back Strain in Pregnancy

There are so many physical changes occurring in pregnancy. Your belly is growing, your ligaments throughout your body are loosening, and you may not have been able to maintain your usual exercise routine. All of... Continue Reading

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