Pelvic Physical Therapy
It’s all about getting in touch with your pelvic floor: Pelvic Floor.
Painful intercourse (Dyspareunia) The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-ne-uh) — which is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. ~ Mayo Clinic Unfortunately, it is difficult to know the exact prevalence of dyspareunia with studies showing ranges from 7% to 60%, depending on […]
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 […]
PELVIC GURU writes: The preface: A Pelvic Physical Therapist (did you know this even exists?) has a very unique “relationship” with patients. She spends usually 40 minutes to 1 hour with each patient (one-on-one), dealing with very personal pelvic floor or abdominal musculature issues such as chronic pelvic pain, vulvar pain, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), and […]
My Thoughts on Secret Suffering: How Women’s Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Releationships. Sharing this blog from someone who deals with pelvic pain. The Pelvic Guru has spent time talking with Dr. Echenberg. He is passionate about helping patients.