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Kegels and Comedy? Meet Gusset Grippers.

Usually, matters of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse is NO laughing matter. However, Elaine Miller, a hilarious physiotherapist in the UK has found a unique way to bring these topics to the comedy stage with grace.

Meet Gusset Grippers. Stand-up comedy about ‘wee’, ‘pish’, and ‘banging on’. The 1st Pelvic Professional Spotlight MEET GUSSET GRIPPERS! Who is Elaine Miller, A.K.A Gussie Grips, Gusset Grippers? Usually, discussing matters of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse is NO laughing matter. However, there’s a fabulous, hilarious physiotherapist in the UK (Edinburgh, Scotland) who’s found…

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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 as CURRENTLY recruiting subjects in the United States and Canada.  Who else hopes the funding dollars are there to support these (crossing fingers)!? Let’s face it: pelvic…

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Vaginal Dilator Guide for Patients. Dilators and the Brain? Pain, Fear, and Anxiety

Vaginal Dilator Guide for Patients. Dilators and the Brain? Pain, Fear, and Anxiety

There are different reasons to use vaginal dilators. This particular post focuses on providing dilator information for women facing fear, anxiety, and/or pain with regard to vaginal touch, finger insertion, gynecology exams, use of tampons, and intercourse. My quest to find valuable, comprehensive resources for a guide for dilator use fell short. This is particularly…

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10 Common Misconceptions About Pelvic Physical Therapy

Jessica Powley discusses 10 major misconceptions about pelvic physical therapy.

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…

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

Tracy Sher discusses stress urinary incontinence (SUI) during exercise and offers guidance for those suffering from this condition.

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…

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The Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource

A resource with articles, pictures, and videos of pelvic anatomy all in the same place!

Articles, Links, and Videos, Oh My! 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.…

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

Tracy Sher shares a list of some of the best tips that every person should know about toilet talk.

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…

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