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How Breathing Can Help Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

How does breathing affect your pelvic floor? The act of breathing seems so simple since it’s a practice we’ve all experienced since birth. Even when you’re not paying attention, you draw air into your lungs automatically and rhythmically. Your diaphragm contracts down into your abdomen, which creates a domino effect of expansion around your core…

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Why Physical Therapy is Better Than Pills For Pain

Francis* is a grandmother. From her nice slacks and sensible shoes to the small bobby pin that holds back the gentle curls around her face, she appears every bit the sweet, average grandmother you’d expect. But she is not. Francis is an addict. Like many other patients we treat, Francis is addicted to opioids. She’s…

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Physical Therapy for Urinary Retention: Techniques and Expectations

Physical Therapy for Urinary Retention: Techniques and Expectations There are both surgical and non-surgical, natural treatment options available for urinary retention in both men and women. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an option that is non-invasive and a relatively quick treatment. Pelvic floor therapy for urinary retention consists of a series of visits to a physical therapist with…

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