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Self-Care Trade Secrets: How to Reduce Your Own Hip Pain

Self-Care Trade Secrets: How to Reduce Your Own Hip Pain The hip area is the conduit between the upper and lower extremity and therefore receives messages from multiple body parts and systems. The hip joint is also connected to the pelvis and can contribute to female gynecological conditions such as sexual pain, deep vaginal pain, pain with walking/sitting and pain with prolonged standing. In this blog post I am going to outline3 self-care techniques to help you get rid of stubborn hip pain.

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How to Avoid Injury and Pain During Intimate Relations

How to Avoid Injury and Pain During Intimate Relations Sex is an important part of life and when things are not going right in the bedroom it can create a lot of stress, anxiety and strain for even the strongest of relationships. I am a pelvic floor physical therapist and I help women overcome pain associated with sex. A firm believer in empowerment healthcare, I never take credit for the healings. I believe that the job of a healer is to awaken the doctor within the patients so they can treat themselves.

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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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Foam Roller Exercises to Relieve Back and Neck Pain


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Tired of having neck and back pain? Can’t get to your therapist because of time constraints? Why not try foam rolling your pain away. The foam roller is an extraordinary tool that helps to improve flexibility, eliminates painful trigger points and muscle spasms it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety in the body and mind.

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How to Heal Successfully: An Inside Story

BLOG-LAVENDER Treating men and women who suffer from pelvic floor conditions that most people don’t even talk about gives you a glimpse into the human psyche and what it takes to heal in the face of an illness that is robbing you of your life. Researchers are now telling us that a positive attitude creates better healing and better healing outcomes. As Zig Ziglair said “ Your attitude, not our aptitude, will determine our altitude”.

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Prostate Surgery: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly



The following is an excerpt from the Fall 2013 release of Ending Male Pelvic Pain, A Man’s Manual. This great book is a must have self-help resource for all men suffering from pelvic floor conditions. This blog post will will focus on some of the issues relating to prostate screening.

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How to Treat Tailbone and Coccyx Pain



At our healing center in New York City we see women with broken coccyx after childbirth, surfers with sprained coccyx from falling on surfboards and also plain old coccyx injuries from individuals falling on their butts. I had a tailbone injury several years ago that left me with sitting pain for a year. I could find nowhere to turn and no one in the medical community could help me except to give anti-inflammatories and pain meds. At the time of the injury…

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Male Pelvic Pain – “Do men get pelvic pain too?” This is a common question and the answer is “yes”



Chronic prostatitis is the third most common urological diagnosis for men under 50 years old and the most common diagnosis in men over 50. Often times a urological evaluation reveals no bacterial cause of pain and the patient is diagnosed with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (or abacterial chronic prostatitis).

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