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The Holistic Approach to Vulvar and Bladder Care: Creating a Symbiotic Environment for Your Vagina

BLOG-CARLA-SAVETSKY-ISA-HERRERA-HERBAL-REMEMDIES-THUMB Do you find you are prone to urinary tract, bladder, or yeast infections? Maybe you have an itchy feeling in the vagina, but all the tests come back negative and you have seen multiple doctors to only be more confused and without answers? This blog post is a great summary of a recent free lecture at Renew PT, and will give you many great tips on holistic remedies for this sensitive “down there” area.

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Research Review: Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Pain: Narcotic Drugs a Viable Option?

BLOG-PREGNANCY-MEDICATIONS-SMALLA recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women” discusses the astonishing increase in narcotic drug use amongst pregnant women in the United States. According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, nearly 23 percent of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid filled an opioid prescription in 2007, increased from 18.5 percent in 2000. Read the rest of this great Renew PT research review.

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What You Eat Can Determine How You Feel; How Baby Blues Could Be Caused By The Foods You Are Eating and What You Can Do About It!

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Inflammation and a diet high in wheat and gluten could be causing your baby blues and other mood disorders. Inflammation appears to be a primary determinant of depressive symptoms such as flat mood, mood swings, slowed thinking, avoidance behavior, anxiety and altered perceptions. Read this great post from Isa Herrera, MSPT, highlighted with information from renowned holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan.

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Know Your Science: Low Level Laser Can Elevate Outcomes in Patients with Pelvic Pain

ISA-HERRERA-LOW-LEVEL-LASER-SMALL I have been successfully using light therapy for nearly ten years. It helps my patients keep their pain at bay, and many request that I use it as part of their therapy. Of course, light therapy is only as good as the therapist using it. You have to apply this modality correctly, and use the science properly to maximize results.

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Orgasmic Healing

The medical community is confirming the health benefits of sex and orgasms and I am happy to report that the positive effects of orgasmic healing are numerous. I thought I would list a couple of benefits in this blog to give you food for thought. Reduces Stress: We all know that after we have a

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Lavender Oil: The Elixir of Sleep

BLOG-LAVENDER-SLEEP-002a-SMALL Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you tried all the tricks of the trade and still find yourself tossing and turning at night? Hot off the press, a new study was recently published concerning the benefits of using lavender oil to enhance sleep in hospitalized patients.

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The Real Lowdown on Post-Partum Sex: The Motherology Truth About Post-Partum Sex From the Front Lines of Pelvic Rehab

STOCK-TRUTH-ABOUT-POST-PARTUM-SEX-THUMB While we are glad that a recent NY Times article highlighted the topic of post-partum sex, we believe the article may perpetuate several misconceptions. Please read the TOP 5 myths concerning post-partum sex and get the real truth from the pelvic floor physical therapy experts in this field.

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The New Core: Restoring Pelvic Power and Relieving Pain

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Recent research has proven what we already know at our healing center; that it’s the inner most abdominals muscles that count the most when it comes to relieving pelvic pain, low back pain and establishing pelvic power. The importance of strong abdominal muscles cannot be overlooked but many times these very important muscles are trained incorrectly leading to more pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pain.

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Call to Arms: Postpartum Care a Necessity?

BLOG-POST-PARTUM-PELVIC-CARE-AT-RENEW-PT-THUMB The recent October issue of The Wall Street Journal recognizes the challenges of postpartum health care in the article entitled, “Bigger Postpartum Challenges Than Just Baby Weight”. How many women have been told, “That leaking you have is totally normal” or, “Those aches and pains are just part of having a baby”? While countries like France offer postpartum women 10-20 sessions…

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Reiki Therapy at Renew Physical Therapy – Natural Healing





Reiki medicine and its well known healing properties date back to the beginning of time. Reiki is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy via soft gentle touch into the patient body’s. The energy is used by the body to activate the natural healing processes and to help restore physical and emotional well-being.

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