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 […]
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 […]
“Generally, a woman has the same treatment schedule and will feel good at certain times during the chemotherapy cycle. When she is feeling strong enough to exercise, she should. If she is not feeling well, rest is important.” http://www.everydayhealth.com/ovarian-cancer/exercise-for-ovarian-cancer-patients.aspx?xid=tw_womenscancer_20120227_cancer Exercise is highly recommended when you feel you can tolerate it. Choose exercises that you can […]
Actually..This is a real story from a patient recently. Reminds us to explain! A patient walks into a pelvic floor evaluation and says “I’m a bit concerned about what the doc wrote about getting pelvic floor therapy.” Therapist: What’s the concern? Patient: I have a bad back and knee and don’t think I can do […]
Is Pilates safe during pregnancy?.
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.
When I, or one of my colleagues, say “I’m a pelvic physical therapist,” the usual reaction (if other than bewilderment) is “oh, so you help people with Kegels, huh?”. We then feel a surge of obligation and simultaneous delight for the opportunity to share the full array of services that we offer. Pelvic Physical Therapists […]