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Read articles and posts (complete with links to sources) and watch videos that shed light on a variety of issues which can be treated with Pelvic Floor Therapy.

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Endometriosis Facts: What You Need to Know

Up to 15% of reproductive aged women are impacted by endometriosis. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to intolerable pain. There is no cure or long-term treatments for endometriosis, and surgeries...

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What To Do When You Can’t Poop Right

 Irregular bowel functioning is a serious health issue that becomes all consuming, not to mention painful.  Luckily, pelvic floor therapy has prove to be an effective treatment to address several...

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Healing Your Postpartum Belly Bulge

Losing all your baby weight doesn't mean having a flat tummy, and it isn't always about doing more crunches either. In fact, crunches can make some postpartum bulges worse.

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An arrangement of pink yarn that resembles the shape of a vulva. Used to symbolize vaginal dryness.
Vaginal Dryness: Some Remedies

Vaginal dryness is not just a menopause thing. Women as young as 18 report vaginal dryness and is estimated to effect 19.4% of women in their 40's, and over one-third...

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Why Female Athletes Tend to Leak Urine

A 2018 literature review of 385 studies found that the type and amount of sport women participate in are most influencial in predicting incident of urinary leakage, not age.

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Take Control! of Feminine Hygiene

Video! The vagina is wonderfully designed to be self-cleaning and despite the marketing campaigns, women do not need special feminine washes or douches to keep the vulva clean.

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