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

Empowering the Mamas

Becoming a mother is loaded with an immense amount of change, both physically and emotionally. While a woman starts a new relationship with her body, she is also creating a connection with a vastly transformed identity and a tiny little human.  Life as she knew it is no longer, and there are real feelings that … More Empowering the Mamas

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 USA … More 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 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