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Vaginal Estrogen for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): Does it help?

Vaginal Estrogen for Urinary Tract Infections: Does it work?

Iโ€™m so pleased to share a comprehensive critical review of the top randomized controlled trials about vaginal estrogen vs. placebos in preventing or treating UTIs in postmenopausal women. ~Tracy Sher, PT, MPT, DPT (2022) ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ (๐—จ๐—ง๐—œ๐˜€) ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป?โฃ โฃ This is available…

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How to Choose a Lubricant

How to Choose a Lubricant

By Heather Edwards, PT, CSC, Pelvic Guru LLC Course & Content Manager Personal lubricants for sexual penetration or external genital stimulation (either solo or partnered) can enhance pleasure and comfort. Though the vagina can self-lubricate, the amount of wetness and duration of its effectiveness will vary from person to person. It can also vary for one…

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5 Critical Errors Women Make During CrossFit

Antony Lo discusses 5 critical errors that women make when doing CrossFit.

5 Critical Errors Women Make During CrossFit CrossFit is a worldwide phenomenon. The CrossFit Games Open had nearly 300,000 entries for the first workout. There are over 11,000 affiliates around the world. CrossFit is here to stay and it is a GOOD thing. But just like every other exercise program or sport in the world,…

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Does Sleep Really Matter for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

The importance of sleeping and chronic pain with Jessica Reale.

Does sleep really matter for chronic pelvic pain? Guest post by Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS Did you know that most people will spend about 22 years of their lives sleeping? Sleep is one of the most basic human needs and is at the very base of Maslowโ€™s Hierarchy of Human Needs right next to…

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The 5 Things We Wish You Knew About Pudendal Neuralgia

The Five Things We Wish You Knew about Pudendal Neuralgia with Tracy Sher

The 5 Things We Wish PTs, MDs, and Patients Knew About Pudendal Neuralgia and Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS and Loretta J. Robertson, PT, MS Why is the diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia confused with Pudendal Nerve Entrapment? Why are there so many misdiagnoses with pudendal symptoms? Its complex. We are both pelvic physical…

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Your Vagina is Not Cussing: Good, Simple Vulvovaginal Hygiene Tips

Sara Sauder, a pelvic physical therapist, talks about the best ways to care for your vulva and vagina.

Friends, Romans, Countrywomen – lend me your ear! All these people are WRONG! (and that’s probably one reason why they’re seeing me in the first place)

If you want my advice, I’m going to be succinct, clear and direct. You can wash your vulvovaginal area any way you’d like as long as you are in the shower, eliminate all soap and let warm water run over the area and only use your hands. Just call me the Henry Ford of the vaginaโ€ฆor is that weird?

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Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! IPPS Conference Highlights

Highlights on bladder pain and bowel issues from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL.

Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! Highlights on these topics from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL, October 17-20, 2013. The 2013 International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference was highly anticipated and with great reason! We were impressed by the excellent clinical information for first-time and return attendees to the conference.…

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Pelvic Pain Research: What’s Happening and Who’s Recruiting?

Pelvic Pain Research: What's Happening and Who's Recruiting?

Pelvic pain research “nerd alert”. You have been warned! Here’s a sampling of some of the great research projects and trials (primarily pelvic pain with some others sprinkled in) listed asย CURRENTLYย recruiting subjects in the United States and Canada. ย Who else hopes the funding dollars are there to support these (crossing fingers)!? Let’s face it: pelvic…

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