January is Cervical Health Month

Cervical Health Month (1)

As you may have figured out . . . we are pretty passionate about the pelvic floor. Yes, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, but how does it relate to the pelvic floor?
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We know that any condition that causes pain in the pelvic organs (bladder, urethra, uterus, cervix, vagina, rectum) can cause pelvic floor dysfunction, and tense/painful muscles.
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As pelvic floor physical therapists, we are strong advocates for knowledge! The more we know about our own bodies, the better able we are to identify when something is not quite right. 🌸
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Some procedures such as hysterectomy and radiation, can lead to symptoms including pelvic pain, loss of bladder control, overactive bladder, constipation, fecal incontinence, painful intercourse, lymphedema and others. Scar tissue from surgery and tissue changes from radiation affect the ability of the pelvic floor to function normally, and can also lead to chronic pelvic pain. These symptoms can have a huge impact on patient’s quality of life and participation in daily activities.
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Pelvic floor physical therapists are specially trained to work with you and assist you in decreasing and even eliminating these symptoms!

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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