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

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in the Olympic Games 2016 Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

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

“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 giving … More “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 to … More 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 with … More First Pharmacologic Treatment Approved for Women’s Sexual Dysfunction