As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true?

As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true? Performing impact sports such as running or gymnastics can fatigue the pelvic floor muscles that hold the pelvis together and support the pelvic organs. Pelvic floor muscles must be strengthened and work together with the abdominals and deep back muscles.Continue reading “As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true?”

4 Ways You Can Make Sustainable Choices for Your Little One

Happy Earth Day 2016! Every mom knows that a new baby means a whole new category of things to purchase — not only furniture, diapers, toys and food, but also all the extras that seem to accumulate. While baby products can be a consumers heaven, the key is to not be lured into an unnecessaryContinue reading “4 Ways You Can Make Sustainable Choices for Your Little One”

“Oh yeah, I can do those Kegels . . . cool, no problem”

Q: What was your awareness of your pelvic floor before having children? “You know, I felt like I had a pretty good grasp of what’s in the pelvic floor and how my body worked. Going into it . . . I thought I knew what I was doing.” Q: What was the biggest change after givingContinue reading ““Oh yeah, I can do those Kegels . . . cool, no problem””

Physical Therapy For Improved Functionality In Daily Living

While you are reading this – take a nice deep breath in. Now exhale. Feels great, right? Although proper breathing feels great, chances are that you hold your breath throughout the day without even realizing it, especially while concentrating, or performing actions such as lifting, reaching and pulling. Almost all individuals have a tendency toContinue reading “Physical Therapy For Improved Functionality In Daily Living”

First Pharmacologic Treatment Approved for Women’s Sexual Dysfunction

Well, they finally did it! The FDA has approved the first Pharmacologic treatment for women who suffer with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).  As a long time member of ISSWSH, I have been following the development of this story closely, and was thrilled when I received the following news . . .  It is withContinue reading “First Pharmacologic Treatment Approved for Women’s Sexual Dysfunction”

“The French Government Wants To Tone My Vagina”

In the age of information, including the internet, an individual can research any topic. Since each person has limited knowledge, discerning fact from fiction is often a challenge. In regards to postpartum rehabilitation, most women seek their own fitness plan to snap back from magazines and the internet. Women are seldom advised by their ownContinue reading ““The French Government Wants To Tone My Vagina””

“Is Painful Intercourse Normal After Having a Baby?”

Scenario: Mandy gave birth to a healthy baby boy and was cleared to have sex at her six week visit. She was excited to be healing and getting back to her regular activities but was not as relieved to hear this news about sex.  She felt that she still looked pregnant, was tired and tenseContinue reading ““Is Painful Intercourse Normal After Having a Baby?””

“I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.”

Pelvic floor physical therapy is an important part of every woman’s postpartum recovery! Listen to this patient’s testimonial on how our Postpartum Strong® sessions helped her reduce pain and improve function. “I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.” “I first came to Women’s Health Physical TherapyContinue reading ““I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.””

Physical therapy can help women bounce back after pregnancy

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Moms, do you feel like your body still isn’t recovered from having a baby? An appointment with a specialized physical therapist may be what the doctor ordered. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE Amanda Moore is a mom of three, including eight-month-olds Eli and Nora. “I was very busy withContinue reading “Physical therapy can help women bounce back after pregnancy”

Physical Therapy for Postpartum Problems

Amanda Moore sits in a straight-back chair with a red physical therapy ball between her knees and a yellow ball between her right knee and the wall. The exercises that Angela Poole Seamster, a licensed physical therapist assistant, instructs Moore to do are to help alleviate muscle and joint aches and pains Moore has beenContinue reading “Physical Therapy for Postpartum Problems”