Normal or Common?
One of the first things we hear as pelvic floor physical therapists is the phrase “but I thought this was normal”. I think a lot of us have an idea of what “normal” should look like based on our observations and what others have told us. Many people believe that as you age, it is normal to leak urine when you laugh because of what we’ve observed with our own family members, heard of from friends, and seen on social media or television. The truth of the matter is that this is
The Jaw and Pelvic Floor Connection
You have heard the saying, "the hip bone is connected to the..." Did you know that tension in your jaw can contribute to tension in you pelvic region and vice versa? Did you relate your headache or migraine to your pelvis? There are several mechanisms and physiological pathways that explains this: Embryology - during utero, the tissue that forms the mouth on one end forms the urethra, anus and reproductive organs. As the spine develops and grows further apart, a connection r
Pelvic Floor Therapy During Pregnancy
When most people think of pelvic floor physical therapy, they think about seeking help after delivering a baby- after pelvic floor dysfunction has already happened. Some common reasons that people will seek postpartum care include pelvic pain, incontinence, painful intercourse, diastasis recti, or pubic symphysis pain. What is not commonly known is that a pelvic PT’s care can be sought out during pregnancy or even before pregnancy to help alleviate active problems or to preve