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“Lemme pee real quick!” STOP power peeing! You’re overpowering your pelvic floor!

“Lemme pee real quick!” ???????? Ladies: STOP ? DROP your ?fully on the seat, and let that stream ?ROLL on its own. HOVERING and/or PUSHING Isn’t doing you any favors. And by you, I mean your bladder AND your pelvic floor. I used to be guilty of doing this, too. I had no idea that …

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-Ribcage Rotation- Why it’s important and how it impacts your pelvic floor

✨Your ribcage is connected to your pelvic floor ✨ Our primary breathing muscle (diaphragm) works with our pelvic floor How well our diaphragm works depends on how well our ribcage moves How well our ribcage moves depends on how well it can rotate ? Test this for yourself: 1⃣ Slump forward in your chair and …

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Got knee pain? How’s your pelvic floor strength? Did you know they could be related?

Let me tell you a story… A common story I hear all too frequently from my patients: “My knee has been bothering me for a few weeks. It first started when I began increasing my mileage, but would bother me mostly after my runs so it was hard to tell at first. I kept running …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 3

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t Ok – Part 3 Welcome back to the third and final installment of this pelvic health series! Thank you for your interest in this important topic. Before I dive into today’s material, let’s quickly review what we’ve covered so far… In part one: We talked about how leaking while running …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 2

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 2   Welcome back to the second installment of this important pelvic health series. In my first post, I explained leaking while running is common (one in three ladies!), but that it is by no means normal, and should not be something that you simply surrender to …

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Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 1

Why Leaking (Urine) While Running Isn’t OK Do you make sure to pee before and sometimes during your workout, just in case? Do you wear a pad when you run because leaking is usually a thing? Do you intentionally wear dark colored clothing to hide any leakage that might happen? If you answered yes to any …

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“Wait…you do what?”

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy “Wait, you do what?!” In my final year of physical therapy school, I received one three-hour lecture about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). I remember sitting there, staring wide-eyed, at the PowerPoint presentation that was being delivered by a PT alum (Go Emory!) who specialized in this area. She passionately explained …

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