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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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SHOULD I EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY

by Irina Stiasny, PT, DPT Pregnancy can be both an extremely rewarding and challenging time in the life of every mother.  The changes that occur in your body can present new challenges and concerns that you have not previously experienced.  Over the last several decades, research has shown that exercise can help promote a healthy

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What Every Women Should Know About Her Menopause: Part 1

What Every Women Should Know About Her Menopause: Part 1

Do you remember feeling anxious, excited, or confused about the changes you were about to experience right before puberty? Well, just like puberty, menopause is another time of transition in your life. Both are caused by hormones and can bring about various physical and emotional changes. As it was with the transition during puberty...

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What is Overactive Bladder?

What is Overactive Bladder?

Do you have a sudden urge to go to the restroom? Have you ever experienced difficulty holding urine in? Have you wondered why the volume of urine come out is so little, when you went to the restroom with such a strong urge? If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms, you might have an overactive bladder.

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What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Your pelvic floor is a series of 3 layers of muscles lining the base of your pelvis.  These muscles are in charge of bowel, bladder, and sexual function.  If they are not performing well, people can develop problems in any one, or even all, of these functions.  This can be very disruptive to your lifestyle,

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