July 2016

Three Lessons I Learned After My Pelvic Surgery

Three Lessons I Learned After My Pelvic Surgery

Back in January of this year, I wrote a little post called Why Pelvic Self Exams Matter: A Personal Story. Since then, I decided to have surgery to remove the cyst and had surgery on May 23rd. Originally I planned on writing a follow-up post much sooner, but something about it just didn’t feel right. I couldn’t figure out how to make sense of it, much less turn it into an informative post. Reflecting on it now, I realize that this experience taught me not only about pelvic floor function, but also gave me a new perspective on being a patient which has helped me to grow as a therapist.

Does Osteoporosis Matter?

Does Osteoporosis Matter?

Let's play a little game: I say "osteoporosis" and you think of the first thing that comes to mind. Did you picture a sweet, 80 year old grandma sitting in a hospital bed with a broken hip? Maybe! But did you know that over 9.9 million people in the United States have osteoporosis and another 43.1 million have osteopenia? Probably not, I sure didn't until I started researching this post! 

Do You Know How to Kegel?

Do You Know How to Kegel?

One of the most common questions I get from friends, acquaintances, and patients is “How do I know that I’m doing Kegels right?” With patients who see me for pelvic floor problems, this is easy to assess. But I can’t really do that with my friends and readers, which brings us to this post!