Category Archives: Kegel

The Art of Medicine: When Evidence Based Medicine Is Not Enough

BLOG-EVIDENCE-BASED-GAVEL-SMALL Modern living presents us with an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to every aspect of our lives. Healthcare is no exception. With research studies and treatment guidelines being created on a daily basis, they can often leave us feeling confused about which option is best for us when we are faced with an ailment. It is of the utmost importance that we question and research our options when considering the practitioners and treatments that are most fitting for our needs and lifestyles.

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Prevent Low Back Pain and Looked Toned with These Abdominal Exercises

NEWS-ABS-squeeze-THUMBStrong abdominals take the load off your back. These abdominal core exercises are safe, can be done daily and your abs will look fabulous.

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Rolling Your Abdominal Pain Away

BLOG-ROLLING-ABDOMINAL-PAIN-AWAY-THUMB Abdominal pain can be caused by many different body systems, and I find that treating the abdominal muscles helps to reduce belly and pelvic pain. I treat many women suffering with endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, constipation, pelvic congestion, and menstrual cramps—and they all have some form of abdominal pain.

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Improve Your Pelvic Power and Sexual Function With the Revolutionary Hypopressive Kegel

HYPOPRESSIVE-THUMBWomen and men are seeking new ways to improve their pelvic power, sexual function and core strength. When women and men have significant weakness in their pelvic floor muscles there are detrimental side effects and these individuals are seeking a new ways to regain their pelvic power. AT Renew PT, we have been raining our patients with a revolutionary new Kegel combo, the Hypopressive Kegel.

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Diastasis Recti – Lose Your Baby Belly

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A great new article was recently published in Parents Magazine in their Aug 2015 edition. It is a very well written article on the subject of Diastasis Recti separation, and I wanted to take a moment to share it with you. Kudos to Anne Machalinski for her great story and for interviewing me on this topic which is so near and dear to my heart.

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10 Things You May Not Want to Know About Labor, Delivery, and Post-Partum— And the Truth That Will Set You Free

Birth is an all-encompassing experience filled with ups and downs. Its unpredictable nature can fill both grown women and men with fear. Fear is predominant because so many things can occur. Many times birthing partners are not prepared to handle the unpredictability or simply just don’t know that things can happen beyond their control.

When I thought about writing this blogpost I wanted it to be an exposé of sorts. As a physical therapist that rehabilitates women with obstetrical trauma I can share what I know in an honest way that is not as scary as what you may see on TV or read in the paper.

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Bladder Pain Relief Made Easy – Suprapubic Trigger Point Therapy

Bladder pain relief made easy - suprapubic trigger point therapyMany of my patients complain about pain right above the pubic bone. When I started to investigate this area over time I discovered that many of my patients would experience bladder pain, urgency and referral pain to the urethra and pelvic floor muscles. The bladder and more of the main pelvic floor muscles the PC muscle (Pubcoccygeus) live underneath the pubic bone and it makes sense that if there is a dysfunction in the bladder or the pelvic floor muscles that the top of the pubic bone and the lower abdominal area will be painful and filled with trigger points.

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Top 10 Things to Avoid in Your Prenatal Yoga Practice: Expert Advice from Your Physical Therapist

BLOG-PRENATAL-YOGA-SMALL Prenatal yoga is great medicine for pregnant women and a fantastic vehicle that improves flexibility, strength, stamina and helps to promote relaxation. However not all pre-natal yoga poses are appropriate for all pregnant women and some may cause more harm than good. When I was pregnant I did a lot of yoga but it was not until I started working with a physical therapist (PT) and having my PT supervise and tailor my yoga program that I really started to get to get pain relief and the most of out of my prenatal yoga classes.

Prenatal yoga is great medicine for pregnant women and a fantastic vehicle that improves flexibility, strength, stamina and helps to promote relaxation. However not all pre-natal yoga poses are appropriate for all pregnant women and some may cause more harm than good. When I was pregnant I did a lot of yoga but it was not until I started working with a physical therapist (PT) and having my PT supervise and tailor my yoga program that I really started to get to get pain relief and the most of out of my prenatal yoga classes.

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OMG Something Just Came Out Of Me: You Can Treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Physical Therapy

TREAT PROLAPSE WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY AT RENEW PT IN NYCI see it all the time. Women who are taken by surprise with organ prolapse after child birth, and hysterectomies and during menopause. Marathon runners and high level athletes are also caught by surprise when they start to feel pressure or something like a ball inside their pelvis. At our healing center we see women with this condition all time and we treat pelvic organ prolapse with physical therapy very successfully. I want to share our expertise and education with you so that you can empower yourself with knowledge and arm yourself with successful tips to fight back.

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Start Now for Sexy Summer Abdominals

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Renew PT’s great new online abdominal instructional video will help you achieve your sexy summer abdominals goal in time for swim suit season, and help you relive pelvic pain symptoms in the process. Old fashion crunches will not help you achieve your sexy summer abs. Those types of abdominal exercises are outdated and not functional and do not translate to other body parts. What you need is an intelligent core program and that’s exactly what my new core video series delivers.

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