Calling All Females – This Blog is for YOU!

Meet the Roman Goddess Venus. She is a symbol of love, beauty, desire, sex, and fertility. Venus also embodies the persuasive female charm and here in the West we view her as an emblem of female beauty. She was the mother of the Roman people. Born of seafoam (pictured above rising from a clam), her…

The Opioid Epidemic and How PT Can Help

“We know of no other medication routinely used for a non fatal condition that kills patients so frequently”                                                                           …

HAHAHA! Oops, I Think I Just Peed A Little.

Stress Incontinence 67% of patients coming to a pelvic floor physical therapist experience urinary incontinence (Wang et al., 2012). 32.1% – leakage 10.9% – frequency 30.2% – leakage and frequency 25 million adult Americans experience urinary incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). Urinary Incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss of urine. It is…

Good Bladder!

Urinary Incontinence. Common, but not normal. So what is “normal”, anyway?  Continence is the voluntary control of bowel and bladder function. The bladder should expand and contract and you must have the awareness of the bladder filling. This requires an intact nervous system and cognitive function. Muscles: Your bladder has a muscle! It’s called the…

Why Explore?

In my first few posts I really encouraged you to take a look at your Little Miss and learn more about her. But WHY? Because I said so. Not good enough? Here are some more reasons. Sexual Awareness and Confidence The more you know, the more you can tell your partner and the better you…

Pelvic Floor To The Rescue

I’ll venture to guess you haven’t thought about what your pelvic floor does for you. Many of us only really pay attention to our hoohah when there’s something going on that we don’t like. This simply isn’t fair to your holiest of holes. Since I am in the physical therapy field, I tend to fixate…

“So should I just do some kegels?”

The simple answer is NO. I know, I know. You’re thinking, “wait, what?” Let me explain. First let’s clarify what a kegel even is. Arnold Henry Kegel was an American gynecologist and he invented the kegel perineometer, which was an instrument that measured the strength of a voluntary pelvic floor contraction. Now, kegels are simply…

Your Core is a Coke Can

I give this talk to just about all of my patients with just about any diagnosis. The relevance in the pelvic floor arena is more obvious than say, a knee diagnosis – BUT the core is supremely important for those and all other body parts. It’s where it all begins! We are meant to move…

We’re going in!!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for – YOUR VAGINA! I’ve alluded to and talked very briefly about this lovely organ in a few (who am I kidding – all) of my previous posts. Now we get into it – literally. As pictured above, our vaginas are like a cave. And many times, as pictured…

The Love Button.

Trust me. You’ll know when you’ve found this bliss bit. The Clitoris So nice you should say it twice. No, really, say CLITORIS in a raised voice. If you haven’t checked out my earlier post (Say it with me: VAGINA!) – I encourage you to circle back to that! It’s a shame how little we…

Step One – Look Down

No matter what stage of life you may be in, you’ve had your Lady Parts with you for the whole ride. No matter your age, you still may have no clue about your vulva. Now’s your shot! Look Down. Notice the space down low on your belly. This is your Venus Mound. It is a…