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Pain in the Tailbone?  Managing and Treating Coccydynia

Pain in the Tailbone? Managing and Treating Coccydynia

Tailbone Pain Have you ever experienced extreme pain on your tailbone when getting up from sitting? Have you felt tailbone pain during sexual intercourse? Have you experienced muscle spasm around the tailbone after having a bowel movement? If you have experienced any of these symptoms then you might have a condition called ‘Coccydynia’...

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Painful Sexual Intercourse “Dyspareunia” After Childbirth

Painful Sexual Intercourse “Dyspareunia” After Childbirth

It is fairly common for women to experience pain with sexual intercourse, also known as “dyspareunia”, after childbirth. According to one research, 60% of women reported they experienced dyspareunia for six weeks postpartum and, among those women, 33% reported pain during sexual intercourse even after six months postpartum.1 Many people...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – Can Physical Therapy Help?

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – Can Physical Therapy Help?

To realize the importance of PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY, we first have to understand what is pelvic floor dysfunction, what are their symptoms, what causes this problem, how it is diagnosed and finally how PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY can help to get rid of this. According to surveys, PELVIC FLOOR dysfunction is problem for millions...

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PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR WOMEN: PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION

By Jacqueline Crowell, PT, DPT February, 2013 I come from the land of southern belles who have the tendency to keep their private parts potentially too private, being shy about medical guidance and assistance. This is not uncommon as many women all over the world have made excuses for their problems below the belt, blaming

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Proper Lifting Mechanics for the Low Back

Proper Lifting Mechanics for the Low Back

Lower Back Pain – Proper Lifting Mechanics for the Low Back With lower back pain ranked as the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years of age and accounting for 600,000 cases of disability per year in the United States work force according to the NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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QA:  Women’s Health Physical Therapy

QA: Women’s Health Physical Therapy

As a women’s health physical therapist, I’ve been asked some questions over and over. And the two most common questions are “What exactly do women’s health physical therapists treat?” and “I’ve never heard of a physical therapist specializing in women’s health. Is it something different?” In this series, I’ll take the time to answer...

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