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Stop Doing Kegels – Start Doing Deep Squats: Pelvic Floor Advice for a Healthy Body & Well-Placed Pelvis by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Sep 2012 8:05pm A friend of mine just sent me this article and it’s worth sharing with you!  Are you still young and healthy?  Are deep full squats still easy for you?  Or are you one of the millions of people suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, hip, or back pain?  I shudder at the thought of all the poor people out there who have been t ... Read on »
Q&A: Pelvic Floor Drops, Weak and Tight Muscles, Tilted Pelvis and More by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 2:30am Since launching the blog, we have received many questions from readers. In this post, we’re going to tackle a handful of them. If you have a question of your own, please take the opportunity to post it in the “comments” section of this blog. Stop UTIs from Impeding PT Progress Dear Stephanie and Liz, I have PFD and am currently ... Read on »
Kegels for Pelvic Floor Muscle Strengthening by Kathleen and Mary Posted Mon 05 Apr 2010 2:20pm 1 Comment What the heck are Kegels? Arnold H. Kegel (1894–1981) was a gynecologist. He invented a device (a perineometer) that measured the pressure exerted by the vaginal muscles. He also taught his patients a systematic exercise program to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. His name “Kegel” became the name for pelvic floor exercises. Why would I ... Read on »
Second Annual Pelvic Floor Party: Kegels ARE Invited! by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Jun 2011 6:27am Yes, Kegels are invited, you can bring them along like a date for your super strong booty, but only if you do them right! That means if you're following the advice of such notable experts as Dr. Oz and Dr. Laura Berman (love ya both, but ya'll need to brush up on your pelvic floor advice) then you won't get through the door. So who decides if ... Read on »
Pelvic Floor Exercises Can Help Manage Incontinence by Allanda .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:11pm The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles inside the pelvis that forms a floor in the body. They surround the urethra, vagina and rectum and should, along with the sphincter muscles, maintain control over these openings. If the pelvic floor muscles are weak the urethra can fall during exertion, resulting in leaking. To strengthen ... Read on »
What's my Pelvic Floor for? by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:42pm Hi there! Welcome to Tuesdays with?! Today our very special guest blogger is blogging all the way from her home in Australia! Her name is Mary O’Dwyer. Mary is a pelvic floor PT with more than 30 years of experience treating women’s health issues. She’s dedicated her life to not only treating pelvic floor dysfunction, but educating other PTs on ... Read on »
Pelvic floor exercises as written by Australian Government Department of Health by Kelly K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Jul 2008 7:10pm Describes the pelvic floor muscles, what may cause them to weaken, the benefits of pelvic floor exercises and how to do pelvic floor exercises (information from the Continence Foundation of Australia). What are the pelvic floor muscles? The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a ham ... Read on »
Why it's Hard to Find Doctors Who Know their Way Around the Pelvic Floor by Bonnie B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:42pm Last week I attended an eye-opening presentation at a top Los Angeles hospital given by one of the most knowledgeable pelvic floor physical therapists in the country. The goal of the presentation was to educate gynecologists affiliated with the hospital about pelvic floor musculoskeletal dysfunction (PFMD) and to show them how physical therapy c ... Read on »
ACA releases pelvic floor guide for teenagers by Allanda .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 16 Oct 2011 4:42pm Issue Codes Tena Incontinence Products The Association for Continence Advice (ACA) has published a new leaflet which aims to educate teenagers about their pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles run from the pubic bone at the front to the base of the spine at the back, forming a sling that holds the bladder and urethra in place. ... Read on »
Take a Tour of the Pelvic Floor by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted Tue 19 Feb 2013 8:26pm We talk A LOT on this blog about the pelvic floor. But lately, we’re not the only ones hanging around the pelvic floor. Today everyone seems to be going there! New moms, not-so-new moms, and Baby Boomers—two groups famous for their proactiveness, are beginning to get focused on their pelvic floor health—specifically, on matters of incontine ... Read on »