Resources

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...

Diastasis Recti

By Katie Usher, DPT Diastasis Recti is a term used to describe separation of the abdominal wall muscles that typically occurs during pregnancy. Abdominal muscles are made up of 4 muscle groups. From superficial to deep, they are named rectus abdominis, external...

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Gail O’Neill Our pelvic organs (bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum), are supported by our pelvic floor muscles (PFM) and endopelvic fascia which is a sheet of connective tissue that covers the internal organs. When there is a loss of support within this system one...

Nonsurgical ways to help rehabilitate a weakened pelvic floor

By Lindsay Lambert Day (Excerpt from PINNACLE magazine courtesy of JupiterMed.com Whether it’s the result of childbirth, aging, or other factors, a weakened pelvic floor is a common condition that can mean inconvenience for women,resulting in discomforts like urinary...

Why Do I Leak When I Exercise?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a loss of urine associated with stress to the body which causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.