LAUNCH OF A BEAUTIFUL, INFORMATIVE SITE!

LAUNCH OF A BEAUTIFUL, INFORMATIVE SITE!

I am so pleased for the launch of the new, inforamtive site: http://www.urologicalhealthnews.com/

Check out my article:

The Truth About Sexual Pain by Robin Christenson, MPT

 

Here are some other wonderful articles by PHENOMENAL Pelvic Health Experts:

Breaking Down Pelvic Pain (by Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS and Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT)

The Bathroom Key: Put an End to Incontinence (highlighting Kathryn Kassai, PT)

Giving Pelvic Pain a Workout (by Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, WCS, Certified MDT, RYT)

Women’s Health: Urology Matters (by Pramod C. Sogani, MD, FACS, FRCS(C); President American Urological Association)

 

 

 

 

To Kegel or NOT to Kegel –Is there even a question?

The debate about “to kegel or not to kegel” does exist throughout the medical community.  For the average woman (or man), a kegel (the squeezing/engaging of the vaginal/pelvic floor muscles) can be a great way to improve bladder health, improve sexual stimulation, and increase strength in the pelvic muscles– a key part of your “core”

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Urinary Incontinence and a Good Margarita

Urinary Incontinence and a Good Margarita

Last week I was deeply touched by a patient’s story of triumph.  On a visit our new clinic location, I entered while hooting with excitement.  A patient overheard me and commented about my passionate outburst.  Slightly embarrassed, I apologized and explained that as the owner of the clinic, I was extremely proud of the hard

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Gotta love the science of an orgasm!

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THE YOUNG and THE SEXLESS: Partners in Pain

Almost 10 years ago I was working with a woman—we can call her “Maryann”– due to vaginal pain with intercourse.  Maryann was in her mid 20’s, had one 1 1/2 year old daughter, and had not had sex (due to painful penetration) since the conception of her child.   “I’ve always had pain with sex,” she

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Breast Cancer—Sexual Pain on Top of Everything Else

By Robin Christenson, MPT (The story below is true but names have been changed) Lisa had been diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of 34—a matter of days after moving in with her boyfriend, Mike.  They were planning a trip to abroad (where he planned to propose), they were excited to start

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Postpartum Pelvic Issues: “Just a mom thing” or something you can treat?

“My body completely fell apart after having a baby,” Tiffany explained to me during our physical therapy session 13 weeks after the birth of her first child. She was desperately seeking help for tailbone pain that had occurred during delivery.  “Everyone keeps telling me it is going to get better, but it is only getting

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TRAINING DAY: My first experience with the pelvic floor and gloves

TRAINING DAY: My first experience with the pelvic floor and gloves Just to give you some perspective, I HAD NO IDEA women’s health therapies involved internal vaginal work at the time I committed to an 8-week internship.  Other than a brief “Women’s Health” lecture in physical therapy school, we had not learned the details of

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Do MEN get pelvic pain too?

When I began my practice, my particular focus was on-trend with the rest of the nation: exposing Women’s Sexual Health. There were very few therapists trained in pelvic floor dysfunctions, and it was rare to find someone who treated men. But two years into my practice I had a physician call to ask me if

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Nuts and Chews

The Happy Hoo-Hoo Tidbit of the Day Holly Horikawa, DPT, PT, my fantastic colleague and an amazing pelvic floor therapist, recently had a patient who regained her sex-life after long-term painful intercourse.  At a follow-up appointment they had this conversation: “I need to know what kind of chocolate you like,” the patient stated. “Why?” Holly

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