Pelvic floor

Pregnancy & Your Pelvic Floor

By Kayla Bell, PTA, Aquacare – Seaford Congratulations on your pregnancy! During pregnancy your body goes through many changes across all systems – hormonal, metabolic, cardiopulmonary, immune, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary, psychological, and musculoskeletal! In the musculoskeletal system, pregnant women experience loosening of ligaments and a change in their center of mass which can result in […]

Written by on May 31, 2023

When Should You Get Your Pelvic Pain Evaluated?

What is pelvic pain? Pelvic pain is a broad statement that includes several diagnoses for both men and women. Pelvic pain can stem from reproductive organs, non-reproductive organs, such as the large intestines, trauma, and pregnancies. Some common diagnoses are pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pelvic congestion syndrome, interstitial cystitis (IC), dyspareunia, male […]

Written by on May 26, 2023

Physical Therapy Can Help You Stay Strong During Pregnancy And Beyond

By Kayla Bell, PTA – Aquacare Seaford Becoming a mother is an incomparable experience, but it also poses many physical and emotional challenges. During pregnancy, women experience a plethora of changes in their body, some of which can be extremely taxing on their musculoskeletal system. Add postpartum recovery to the mix, and the results can […]

Written by on April 26, 2023

I Have to ‘Go’ All The Time, What Do I Do?

Does this sound like you: I often have the urge to run to the bathroom. As a pelvic physical therapist, one of the most common complaints I hear with continence issues is the disruption and embarrassment caused by a frequent overwhelming urge to void. You run to the bathroom, void all of a few ounces, […]

Written by on April 1, 2023

Why Is Physical Therapy Important Following A Prostatectomy?

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend having a prostatectomy. This procedure is often life-saving, but can come with some adverse effects after surgery. It is important to be aware of these ahead of time and take steps prior to surgery to minimize them. Following surgery, you can request a […]

Written by on March 26, 2023

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Constipation

What is “Dyssynergic Defecation?” As a pelvic floor therapists, we really understand, just how difficult “pooping” or having a bowel movement can be! It may embarrass people to talk about it, but bowel problems really impact people’s lives. “Pooping” or having a bowel movement is a super basic human activity–so when it’s not working the […]

Written by on January 31, 2023

Perineal Massage To Prepare for Birth of Child

What and where is my perineum? This is the area between your vagina (the birth canal) and the anus/rectum (where stool exits). This area stretches during labor to allow your baby to exit during childbirth. As the baby’s head is exiting the canal, this area gets stretched. Sometimes tearing can occur, particularly with your first […]

Written by on May 6, 2020

Allergy Season Have You Worried About Urine Leakage When You Sneeze?

Pelvic floor physical therapy can assist in decreasing urine leakage during a sneeze, with the KNACK technique. What is the KNACK?  The KNACK is a strong and well timed contraction of the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM), also known as the Kegel. It involves the PFM contracting immediately before and during any increase in downward pressure […]

Written by on April 1, 2020

Post-Partum Physical Therapy

Seeing A Physical Therapist After Delivery Should Be the Accepted Standard of Care Post- Partum Changes During pregnancy, women see their physician for a 6-week checkup. However, most women are not told about the unexpected things that may occur following pregnancy. These problems may include urine leakage, pain at their episiotomy scar or C-section scar, […]

Written by on June 14, 2019