Relax: Give Yourself 3 Months

There are many physical and social issues at the 6-week check up: feeding the baby and getting some sleep are really the only things on your mind at this time.

You’re Not Alone! Pelvic Floor Weakness Affects Many Women

Hello all, I wanted to share this article as I am aware that so many women still feel that they are part of a small group suffering from pelvic floor weakness and do not realize just how many other women are affected! As part of a women’s health PT protocol, it’s important to focus onContinue reading “You’re Not Alone! Pelvic Floor Weakness Affects Many Women”

Top Questions You’ve Been Wanting to Ask a Urogynecologist

Q and A with Tovia Smith, MD : Urogynecologist : Virginia Women’s Center located in Richmond, VA Dr. Tovia smith focuses on pelvic floor disorders, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and accidental bowel leaking. http://www.virginiawomenscenter.com/staff-tovia-m-smith-md.html   Q: How can we make sure postpartum care is more than a few checkups? A: The USAContinue reading “Top Questions You’ve Been Wanting to Ask a Urogynecologist”

“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.””