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. … More As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true?
Cristiane Carboni, ICS Physiotherapy Committee member, recently interviewed the pelvic floor physiotherapy team that will be attending the Olympic games 2016. This team of specialists will be providing therapy for the pelvic floor muscles of the Olympic athletes. ‘They are an amazing group!” said Christiane, “and we are so pleased that they have taken the … More Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in the Olympic Games 2016 Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
“A well-fitting shoe is very important to us all. We, of course, recommend that you get fitted for your athletic shoes at a specialty running store such as Fleet Feet. The fit specialist can ensure that the shoe is fitting properly.” says Jeff Wells, owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Richmond, Va. “In general, expect your … More The importance of a well-fitting shoe
As a women’s health specialist, my practice is centered around nurturing, educating and healing women of all ages. As such, I am so very blessed to also be involved in some young women’s lives through an organization called Girls On the Run! “Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a … More Learn. Dream. Live. Run.
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 giving … More “Oh yeah, I can do those Kegels . . . cool, no problem”
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 to … More Physical Therapy For Improved Functionality In Daily Living
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 with … More First Pharmacologic Treatment Approved for Women’s Sexual Dysfunction