10 Common Misconceptions About Pelvic Physical Therapy

August 5, 2013 | 77 Comments

Have you ever heard of pelvic physical therapy before? Many have not, but this specialty can be a crucial part of someone’s complete medical care – for women, men, and even children. As one my patients recently said,  “I had no idea this sort of thing exists, but I’m sure glad I found it because it has been THE missing treatment I have needed for years!”. Guest post: 10 Common Misconceptions About Pelvic Physical Therapy I had never heard of pelvic physical therapy prior to beginning my doctoral program at Duke University. I remember very clearly when I first learned…

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Dear CrossFit and “CrossFit Gynecologist,” I’m Appalled. There’s Help For ‘Peeing’ During Workouts!

June 22, 2013 | 98 Comments

What’s the Issue? Recently, a CrossFit video, entitled, ‘CrossFit – Do You Pee During Workouts?’ was released on YouTube. CrossFit participants were interviewed at the Central East Regional competition.  “CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.” CrossFit website Watch this video to see what the controversy is all about:

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Save Time! G-Code PDFs for Pelvic, Ortho, Neuro are Now Available!

June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

We are elated! We completed another G-Code project for you! This time, we have PDF tables for Ortho/Spine and Mobility/ADL/Vestibular outcomes! Pre-Calculated to save you time. CLICK HERE to Access the PDF Files!  **The intent of these tables is to save time and create fewer numerical errors. It is the responsibility of the PT to use clinical judgment in choosing the best possible test for their needs. How did we get here? Two months ago, we had an idea and a mission: Publish G-Code modifier tables for all Pelvic PTs in the U.S. to utilize. Simple, right!? We had no…

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Happy “Pelvic” Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s a special day today – Mother’s Day! With sincerity, we hope it’s a wonderful, beautiful day. On a lighter note, here are some fun pictures to celebrate this occasion. Enjoy!

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Breaking News: Updated PDF Version of Pelvic G-Codes is Here!

April 21, 2013 | 20 Comments

We are so thrilled to share that we have an updated, printer-friendly PDF version of the Pelvic G-Codes for you. Click on the link below to see the updated G-Code post. Breaking News: Updated PDF Version of Pelvic G-Codes is Here! Changes that have been made include: – More outcome measures included! Thank you for the feedback on what you would like added! – revised some of the range endpoints that were rounded incorrectly. – added EXTRA SHORTCUTS for 4 tests so that they can be scored from the raw score instead of doing the additional calculations for the official scores.…

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Medicare G-Code Shortcut Tables: Pelvic PT Jackpot!

April 12, 2013 | 34 Comments

* Update 6/12/13 We are thrilled with the positive response we received for the free Pelvic PDF we offered. We received many requests for ortho, neuro, and vestibular tests as well. Here they are! Click Here for PDFs! Ortho, Neuro,   Vestibular! (Free Pelvic still available) A huge thank you goes to Heather Edwards for pouring lots of energy and time in to making sure the tables are accurate and well organized! She rocks!!  Here’s a message from her: “Here it is! The tables are back and better than ever! This will be a continual work in progress for the…

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The Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource

January 12, 2013 | 57 Comments
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Pelvic Guru 2012: Most Popular Posts

December 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 this site and associated social media platforms for Pelvic Guru has been incredible and unexpected. Tens of thousands of you have tuned in at and the Facebook and Twitter sites!  I’m looking forward to adding more valuable information from the top experts in the…

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Toilet Talk: Things You Should Know, But Probably Don’t.

November 5, 2012 | 20 Comments

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 of some of the best tips that every person should know about toilet talk. Don’t force your children to go to the bathroom “just in case” or just out of convenience too often. This presents two challenges: 1. The bladder and nervous system are very…

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Egg-citing Pictures! Egg Released During Ovulation.

October 19, 2012 | 26 Comments

These pictures are incredible! (First time seen clearly on a human female). This was captured by Dr Jacques Donnez (2008) while he performed a  laparoscopic hysterectomy on a 45-year-old female.  In these photos you will see the follicle (red) – a fluid-filled sac on the surface of the ovary (white) containing the egg. The process lasted approximately 15 minutes. The egg (ovum) is only viable for pregnancy for 24 hours after its release.  However, if sperm were already present at the cervix or in the uterus before ovulation occurred, pregnancy could take place. Sperm typically remain viable for about 72 hours.…

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