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5 Signs your pelvic floor is not happy with your running lifestyle

Author: Laura Plankis, PT, DPT Imagine the feeling of lacing up your favorite running shoes to step outside and realize it is the perfect cool summer morning. You head towards your favorite path, lined with green trees and the occasional vibrant wildflower. There is a slight breeze, just enough to cool you down as you

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Four Unhealthy Bladder Habits You Should Stop Right Now

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA Let's face it: going to the bathroom is a big part of our lives.  We do it many times throughout the day, and yet it's not something we talk about very much.  As a result, many of us don't have a great sense of what's normal and what's not

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  • Demystifying the Pelvic Floor

Physical Therapy for the Delivery Room

Author: Laura Plankis, PT, DPT In 2016, there were 3,945,875 childbirths.2 Each delivery was unique, as every mother and child are different. Of these millions of deliveries, 68.1% were vaginal deliveries and 31.9% were cesarean deliveries.2 Some women may have delivered in a hospital, others at a birthing center, some at home, and maybe even a

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Things to know about “the pooch”: Diastasis recti 101

Author: Stephanie Daniels, PT, DPT One common complaint pelvic floor physical therapists hear from women post-partum is “I want to get rid of my pooch - I keep getting asked if I am pregnant again.”  So what is the cause of this “pooch”? One cause may be a diastasis rectus abdominus - more commonly

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The Kegel Myth

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA In the age of information, we are constantly bombarded with advice about how to be our best selves.  It seems that every week, there is a new supplement du-jour, or some new exercise fad that we should be following.  There is one perennial piece of advice that women

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Five things you should know about your pelvic floor

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA There are 650+ muscles in the human body, but none are shrouded in mystery like the pelvic floor.  Most people are aware that the pelvic floor exists, some can point to its location on a diagram, and a very few can explain what the pelvic floor does.  There is

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Cancer and the Pelvic Floor

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA Everything you wanted to know about the pelvic floor but were afraid to ask. The pelvic floor is an important group of muscles that lives in the bottom of the pelvic bowl.  These muscles influence bladder, bowel, and sexual function, and play an important role in spinal stability.  They even

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The First Day of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Author: Betsey Stec, PT DPT N2 Physical Therapy Louisville location In order to understand what actually goes on during a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation, we must first ask ourselves, “What is the pelvic floor?” Pelvic Floor Anatomy The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue that forms a "floor"

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Cervical Health and You

Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA In case you didn’t hear, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.  According to the American Cancer Society 1, the purpose of this campaign is to increase the public’s awareness of cervical cancer screening.  Early detection of cervical cancer is key in identifying pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, as

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Fascia: The Mysterious Tissue

Author: Kimberlie Landers, PT, DPT                                                                                                   

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