* Update on 4/21/13: We are thrilled to announce that we have made great additions and revisions to the original G-code tables for pelvic outcome measures! We can’t thank you enough for the incredible support of this project! We appreciate all of your kind comments. A huge thank you goes to Heather Edwards for pouring […]
Ever wanted a resource with articles, pictures and videos of pelvic anatomy all in the same place? Here it is! I’ve been putting this together for a while and am very excited to share this with you! This resource will evolve and update as new, exciting links are found. The content ranges from basic articles […]
If you have an interest in pelvic health, you’ll likely want to bookmark this post for reference! What an exciting year for Pelvic Guru! I started Pelvic Guru in mid-2012 with the goal of providing good information, injected with humor at times, regarding anything related to pelvic health. The amount of support and engagement on […]
Parents can relate to the fact that we spend a lot of time potty training children. However, that’s likely the only time we experience “toilet talk”. When I provide basic bowel and bladder tips to my adult patients, I am always surprised when they say “why didn’t anyone tell me that?”. So, here’s a list […]
Patients Seeking Outpatient Pelvic Rehabilitation In the current issue of the journal Physical Therapy, Wang and colleagues describe the characteristics of patients (and their pelvic floor diagnoses) presenting for outpatient physical therapy. 109 outpatient clinics participated in this data collection and included information about 2452 patients. The system used for collecting data is FOTO (Focus […]
Imaging is pretty cool, isn’t it? The primary complaint of patients is that symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse get worse when they stand up. That makes sense, right? There are gravity, positional, and pressure changes. Symptoms may vary, but are often described as “bulge feeling down there” or “I feel like I have a golf […]
Featured guest article, by Elizabeth Carrollton who writes about defective medical devices and dangerous drugs for Drugwatch. How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Healthy and Strong The pelvic floor is an essential muscle group, supporting pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and rectum, as well as contributing to core strength and balance. Childbirth is easier and recovery […]
“Mind Over Bladder”
This is a re-post of one of our favorite signs! Enjoy!
The Today show on NBC this morning featured Lisa Rinna in a new advertising campaign – Lisa Rinna Tries the New Depend® Silhouette for Women. The Depend products have launched a smoother, sleeker line for the Baby Boomer generation. Urinary incontintinence, unintentional loss of urine, is no joking matter.
It’s important to have the proper products such as an adult pad or diaper product to deal with this issue. However, we advocate to our patients- “you don’t just have to live with this issue”. Many cases of urinary incontinence can improve dramatically or completely go away with the right personalized program, particularly with a trained pelvic physical therapist.
Lisa Rinna reports that she does not wear the Depend products regularly, but was happy to support this campaign and raise money for a charity called “Dress for Success”.
There’s another video featured (see the link here) with male pro football players trying on the Depend product to raise money for a charity for Prostate Cancer.
All jokes and SNL parodies aside, this campaign certainly raises awareness regarding the issue of adult incontinence.