Some of the largest secondary complaints of women who have undergone breast cancer treatments are problems with their vaginal and vulvar (external genitalia) region. Many treatments for breast cancer and those for improving survivorship force [...]
Are you confident that you could spot the signs of breast cancer? In a recent study conducted by Avon Products Inc, 19,000 women were questioned about 10 common signs of breast cancer. Only 2% of the [...]
I get asked a lot about C-section scars. And yes - I think that some women need to have their C-sections rehabilitated. See here for my thoughts on that. But this post is to demonstrate some of the basic myofascial, or massage-like techniques that I use to help get a C-section scar moving better.
Have you ever felt a heaviness or feeling of “falling out” coming from the vaginal opening? Sometimes you can feel or even see something that shouldn’t be there? When women become aware that they have [...]
So, technically the buttocks (a.k.a. glutes) are not part of the "kegel" muscles. However, our recognition of their role in pelvic floor (and general) health is growing. I spend a lot of my time correcting [...]
If you asked me before I started PT school if I would be interested in pelvic floor physiotherapy, I probably would have looked at you funny because I didn’t even know it existed. I always thought I would get into the sports world and work in strictly orthopedics. It wasn’t until I realized that many women and men can’t compete, let alone participate in physical activity, because of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.