Category Archives: Pelvic Floor

Understanding The Psoas: Muscle of the Soul

Understanding The Psoas: Muscle of the Soul The Psoas, is one of my most favorite muscles!  As a Manual Physical Therapist specializing in both Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Chronic Pain, treatment including the psoas is almost always a part of my treatment plan. I am amazed and humbled by its broad reaching clinical presentation which…
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To Kegel or Not to Kegel? That is the Question…

Kegel exercises are performed by contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscle.  This exercise was originally described by an obstetrician named Dr. Arnold Kegel.  The pelvic floor muscle is a supportive structure of the pelvic organs (uterus, bladder and rectum) and plays a key role in helping to maintain continence, facilitate childbirth and assist in…
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Core Muscle Retraining

Have you ever experienced a time when, wow, you were doing so great and getting back into shape, but then your back goes out AGAIN! Ugh! Generally, what I hear often from new patients … “Then my back went out… for no reason at all!”   Well, there is usually a reason and so let’s take…
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