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Electrical Stimulation Explained: NMES vs. TENS

Electrical stimulation therapy like NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation) or TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) can help you retrain and strengthen your muscles as well as provide instant pain relief. TENS targets your sensory nerves while NMES stimulates motor nerves, or those nerves responsible for helping you move. The surface-level tingling sensation that you feel with…

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3 Reasons You Need Pelvic Floor Biofeedback

Biofeedback therapy enhances your rehabilitation experience by teaching you how to control and change the behavior of your pelvic floor. If you don’t know how to contract or relax your pelvic floor muscles, then biofeedback therapy can help you make that connection and improve your overall pelvic health.   What is biofeedback therapy for the…

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Getting Handsy: What You Need To Know About Manual Physical Therapy

Let’s talk about what manual therapy is and what it isn’t. Manual therapy and massage therapy are often used interchangeably because both provide hands-on treatment, but each is distinct from the other.  Our physical therapists (PT) deliver manual therapy directly by hand instead of using a device or machine. They use skilled hand movements to…


How Can Physical Therapy Treat Vaginismus?

Vaginismus is a condition linked to anxiety and fear of having sex which leads to pelvic pain and painful intercourse. The thought or act of vaginal penetration creates an automatic response, or spasm in your pelvic floor muscles, creating discomfort and pain. Medical professionals often look for a physical problem to fix and may even…

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Men Can Prolapse Through Their Rectum?

What is rectal prolapse? When your large intestine slips out of your anus, causing you to lose control of your bowels and leak from the rectum, you have a rectal prolapse. Rectal prolapse in men is a rare occurrence, but it increases as you age and has a significant impact on the quality of your…

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Scarring After Episiotomy and What To Do About It

Episiotomy rates have been decreasing in the US since the 1990s. And in 2006, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advised episiotomies to be avoided if possible due to the risk of increased pain, lacerations, and anal incontinence.   What is an episiotomy vs a perineal tear? A perineal tear is common among first-time…

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Laura Bunso on The Jacksonville BUZZ

Laura Bunso on BUZZ TV Smart Body PT owner and founder, Laura Bunso, was recently on “The Horse’s Mouth” with Tom McManus on BUZZ TV. You can watch the video here.

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Yes, Men Experience Painful Intercourse Too

Men experience painful intercourse. And they don’t always want to have sex! Societal expectations will lead you to believe that men are tough, independent, and sex-driven. Therefore, men will steer clear of doctors and find a way to have sex no matter what. However, 1 to 5% of men report pain with intercourse. While this…

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My C-Section Scar is Painful! What Can I Do?

Cesarean sections account for 20% of births worldwide, and the total number of Cesarean deliveries is rising. The good news is that mortality rates for both mothers and babies have gone down significantly. The flip side is that moms have to live with the consequences of surgery.   Chronic Post-Surgical Pain After Cesarean Section Pain…

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Erectile Dysfunction Can Be a Pain in the Butt!

An important topic in men’s health, and specifically men’s pelvic health, is erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to sustain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Research shows that thirty-five percent of men aged 60 will have ED and the number jumps to 50% in men older than 70.    Your…

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