Resources

Video: Not Normal

A woman struggles to survive her painful periods long enough to find answers for her strange symptoms. She discovers a new normal as she fights to receive a diagnosis, find accurate information, and seek effective treatment for endometriosis. Not Normal is an...

What is incontinence?

Types of Incontinence (Leakage) Incontinence is leakage. Leakage can be of the bowel (stool/gas) or bladder (urine). There are several different types of incontinence, but let's list off and define some of the more common ones. We will discuss leakage in the context...

To Kegel or Not to Kegel?

Have you been told to Kegels at some point in time? They are typically the first thing we think about when we think about strengthening the pelvic floor. A Kegel -- regardless of how you pronounce it --  is a voluntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscle group. The...

Dry Needling

What is dry needling? Dry needling is a technique where fine needles are inserted into a muscle or muscle tendon. Dry needling can be used to tap into a dysfunctional muscle. For example, if you have knee pain, we can dry needle around the knee to improve tissue...

Rectal Balloon Training

Rectal balloon training is a safe and effective technique provided at Pelvic Health Solutions to help improve colorectal symptoms. Rectal balloon training has many benefits including improving sensation in the rectal canal, decreasing constipation, promoting better...

Pelvic Pains

The difference between common pelvic pain diagnoses and how they impact treatment. Pelvic pain is often defined as any pain confined to the general torso area from your ribcage down to your genital area. Pelvic pain can stem from several origins: digestive organs,...

Hips and The Pelvic Floor

Hip Dysfunction: Is Your Pelvic Floor the Missing Link? Hip structure and function directly impact the pelvic floor. Based on proximity alone, the pelvis and hips are closely related. Their muscle groups are interconnected and overflow into each other. Hip dysfunction...

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue (lining of the uterus) exits the uterus and enters the body and blood stream. Endometrial tissue is expelled from the uterus during menstruation through the fallopian tubes. Endometrial tissue is healthy and...

Running and the Pelvic Floor

By Natalie Sterner, PT, DPT Running is a common activity that many women and men enjoy daily. Frequent runners typically have a pre and post workout regime consisting of stretching for hip and knee musculature, foam rolling, and even icing in order to reduce pain and...

Interstitial Cystitis  

By Natalie Sterner, PT, DPT Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic pain condition that affects more than 12 million Americans. It is typically 2-3 times more common in women than in men and research has shown the risk of IC increased with age. IC is characterized by...