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Blog Tag: rectocele

Hypopressives? I’ve Got Questions.

After the fourth Hypopressives related email, tweet and direct message came my way in one day last week, I decided it was time for a blog! I have been asked about Hypopressives both privately and through social media outlets, but unfortunately, since most of the information is in Spanish, I have had very limited success...

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Alignment: The Sequel

Another bad guy to vanquish! Alignment took on the high, tight pelvic floor, but now an inquiring Internal Physical Therapy Specialist wants to know…how can it impact a pelvic floor with a nerve injury? The Question: What if a patient’s left levator ani group was knocked out by nerve injury during childbirth? Is there evidence...

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Dear Dr. Oz….Pelvic Organ Prolapse

On Jan 20, 2012 DrOzfans.com posted some of Dr. Oz’s comments on pelvic organ prolapse. He suggested training the pelvic floor with.. “Kegel exercise(s). Dr Oz showed the audience how to do this by envisioning an elevator and breathing in and up. (It should take 10-15 seconds, when breathing in and up.)” I respectfully disagree…....

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What Goes Down Must Come Up

Pelvic organ prolapse and associated pelvic floor disorders used to be associated with the aging woman. Unfortunately, these diagnoses are now becoming more common with young women who exercise regularly. Jogging is a common culprit, creating a repetitive impact on a weakened pelvic floor which contributes to descent of the poorly supported pelvic organs. So what is an endorphin junkie who can’t quit the “kick’ they get from a good run to do about their heavy, painful sagging...

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