Should You “Go” Before You “Leave”?

The Behavioral Side of Peeing Your bladder is a muscle — I’m sure you’ve heard that, and it’s a little true.  There is a muscle that sits on your bladder, called the detrusor. It’s job is to assist your bladder in the filling and voiding of urine.  As your bladder fills, the detrusor remains relaxed;Continue reading “Should You “Go” Before You “Leave”?”

Pubic Pain During Pregnancy

What is my pubic bone exactly? Your pubic bone, or pubic symphysis, is found on the front side of your pelvis where the two sides connect.  They connect to form a cartilage joint: the symphysis pubis. This joint is responsible for keeping the two bones of the pelvis together and stable during physical activity.  ThereContinue reading “Pubic Pain During Pregnancy”

Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy Whether you are appropriate for an exercise routine during your pregnancy is a discussion you should have with your OBGYN during the first few weeks of your pregnancy.  There are some conditions in which special considerations should be made in regards to exercise, we will cover some of them below. Contraindications toContinue reading “Exercising During Pregnancy”

Hip Pain During Pregnancy

It can be typical to experience joint pain during pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean you have to just “deal with it”.  Hip pain can occur during pregnancy, and may be managed with physical therapy and implementing a Home Exercise Program.   There are a few possible causes of hip pain during pregnancy to consider.  We’ll addressContinue reading “Hip Pain During Pregnancy”

Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Prevalence: It is estimated that approximately 50% of pregnant women will experience some kind of low back pain during their pregnancy, or during the postpartum period.  Of those that experience low back pain, only about 50% of them will seek advice from a healthcare professional; with only 70% of those women actually receiving treatment. Causes:Continue reading “Low Back Pain During Pregnancy”

Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is it?   The carpal tunnel is a small space located at the wrist.  It is formed by wrist (carpal) bones and a ligament which creates the roof of the “tunnel”.  There are many structures that travel through this tunnel, including various tendons and most importantly, the median nerve.  Nerves are responsible for the motorContinue reading “Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”

Dyspareunia: Pain with Sex

Why it’s okay to talk about it… Dyspareunia is the medical term for painful intercourse. It is most commonly found in women, although it can occur with men as well.  For the purposes of this particular blog post, we will focus our discussion on how it affects women who engage in penetrative vaginal intercourse. It’sContinue reading “Dyspareunia: Pain with Sex”

Exercising after C-sections: How to safely return to your exercise routine…

Although c-sections are becoming fairly common in the United States, approximately 30%, that does not mean they should be considered a “small surgery”.  Cesarean births are incredibly involved; both during and following the procedure. There is cutting that occurs of skin, fat, and organ tissue, a manual separation of the abdominal wall, and the shiftingContinue reading “Exercising after C-sections: How to safely return to your exercise routine…”