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Dehydrations Role in pelvic floor Function

In the pursuit of wellness, we often focus on the external factors that impact our health: exercise, nutrition, and mental well-being. However, there’s one vital element that is frequently overlooked but holds significant sway over our bodily functions: hydration. Surprisingly, dehydration can play a substantial role in the development and exacerbation of pelvic floor issues, […]

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Can Diastasis Recti Heal on its own?

Diastasis recti, often referred to simply as diastasis, is a condition characterized by the separation of the abdominal muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis. This condition is most commonly seen in postpartum women but can also affect men and women of all ages due to factors like rapid weight gain, heavy lifting, or certain abdominal exercises.

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Can Pelvic floor physical Therapy Help with Fibroids?

Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that develop in or on the uterus. They are relatively common, with many women experiencing them at some point in their lives. Symptoms of fibroids can range from heavy menstrual bleeding and prolonged periods to pelvic pain and pressure, which can significantly impact a woman’s quality

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Does Prolapse ever go away?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that affects many women, especially those who have gone through childbirth, menopause, or have engaged in heavy lifting. It occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, descend into or outside of the vaginal canal due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue.

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What are symptoms of Pelvic Floor Problems in Men?

The human body is a complex and interconnected system where various components work together to maintain balance and function. Surprisingly, the relationship between seemingly unrelated areas, such as the jaw, tongue, and pelvic floor offers a holistic perspective on how our body functions as a unified entity.  Tongue Tie & Jaw Issues The jaw and

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Jaw, Tongue & Pelvic Floor: It is All Connected

The human body is a complex and interconnected system where various components work together to maintain balance and function. Surprisingly, the relationship between seemingly unrelated areas, such as the jaw, tongue, and pelvic floor offers a holistic perspective on how our body functions as a unified entity.  Tongue Tie & Jaw Issues The jaw and

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Can my partner feel my prolapse?

In the realm of intimate relationships, open communication and understanding are crucial. Many individuals may find themselves wondering about the impact of pelvic floor issues, such as prolapse, on their intimate connections.  The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the organs in the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Sometimes, due

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How much time does it take to fully recover your pelvic floor after pregnancy?

Bringing a new life into the world is a transformative and beautiful experience, but it also comes with significant changes to a woman’s body. Post-pregnancy recovery is a crucial phase that requires time, patience, and sometimes, professional guidance such as pelvic floor physical therapy (PT). The answer to how long it takes to recover is

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Does your pelvic floor impact bowel movements?

The human body is a complex and interconnected system, where various muscles and structures work in harmony to maintain optimal function. One crucial yet often overlooked area is the pelvic floor, a group of muscles located at the base of the pelvis. While commonly associated with issues related to childbirth and urinary function, the pelvic

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