pelvic floor function

What Medicine Taught Me About Sex

What Medicine Taught Me About Sex

Like most people, I’m fascinated by sex. Unlike, most people, I spend my days helping people who have problems with pee, poop, and sex (collectively known as “pelvic health”). I knew early on that this was my calling and that sexual dysfunction was my specific passion. It’s also been the one that I’ve struggled with the most.

How to Poop

How to Poop

As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I spend a lot of time with patients talking about poop. Whether she isn't going enough, going to much, can't control when it's happening and anything in between. I gotta admit it- this post probably should have been released before last week's, but there isn't much we can do about that now. In this post, I will be going over the basics of digestion, the anatomy and physiology of pooping, and ending with a few tips for potty training (whether it's your toddler or retraining yourself!). 

So You Have A Pelvic Floor Problem, Now What?

So You Have A Pelvic Floor Problem, Now What?

I’ve written a few posts now about pelvic floor diagnoses and about signs that you may have problems with your pelvic floor muscles. So maybe you’ve been reading and you think “Oh crap, I’ve done that!” or “OMG maybe I have that?!” And now you’re thinking… “Okay so what do I do now?” So maybe you’ve been reading and you think “Oh crap, I’ve done that!” or “OMG maybe I have that?!” And now you’re thinking… “Okay so what do I do now?” 

How to Breathe When Lifting

How to Breathe When Lifting

Whenever we talk about lifting it's usually a question of form, the best exercises to perform, or the best workout program. Most of us skip an essential fundamental which can completely alter our workouts - breathing. If you're reading this, then I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that you're breathing. Congrats! But how are you breathing during your lifts? Do you look like this guy?