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Pelvic Health and BMI

Pelvic Health and BMI: What’s the Connection?

Please stop talking to my patients about their BMI. Pelvic Health and BMI. I grew up as an orthopedic/sports medicine physical therapist. If I had a dollar for every patient (male and female) I have treated in my 23 years as a PT who was told by their medical provider that weight loss would get...

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Build a Better House

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Rehab: Build a Better House

Time to build a better house for women. The information and conversation around prolapse has historically been about supporting the pelvic organs from below by increasing pelvic floor strength. While this can be an important part of a global intervention strategy, if it is the only strategy offered it may not address other contributing factors,...

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Pelvic Health for Female Athletes

Pelvic Floor Health for Female Athletes with Julie Foucher

I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Physician and CrossFit Games athlete, Julie Foucher, to discuss the unique needs of female athletes before, during and after pregnancy. Have a listen to the Pursuing Health Podcast and let me know what you think!    In this episode we discuss: Julie’s athletic background and...

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Q and A: Swimming and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Q: Do you have any suggestions for swimming with a pelvic organ prolapse.  A:  I really love swimming for my female athletes as they work to recover from prolapse and return to some movement and fitness and get their heart rate up. Generally, the lack of impact makes it a great place for ladies who...

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