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From Pelvic Pain To Pill Popper: When Ignorance Does Not Equal Bliss

BLOG-OPIODS-SMALL Chronic Pelvic Pain is no new kid on the block. With that said, chances are most of you have probably never heard of it. A silent epidemic, this condition affects approximately 30 million women at any given time, and that’s in North America alone. That means that 1 out of 3 women will experience CPP at some point in their lives. If that number sounds like a lot, that’s because it is.

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain During The Last Days of Winter

Isa Herrera pelvicPainRelief.comThe end of winter is a prime time to add some extra weight as we enter the home stretch of the season of “old man winter”. The following list is some of our therapist’s tried-and-true techniques to keep you on track as we get ready for spring.

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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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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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What Does It Take To Heal Today? Where is the Fountain of Youth and Fountain of Health?

BLOG-WHAT-IT-TAKES-TO-HEAL-ISA-HERRERA-MEDITATE-THUMBWhen one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.

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Debunking the “NO KEGELS DURING PREGNANCY” Myth / Mis-Information

BLOG-DEBUNKING-NO-KEGELS-MYTH-SMALL-2I recently have read some startling posts on the internet that all pregnant women should not do kegels. This is the same as saying that all pelvic floors are the same. Where is the balance in that statement? It is dangerous advice for the community out there that needs to be debunked so that women see that what is indeed needed is a balance, and this is what I have dedicated this blog post to pointing out.

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Video Blog: Melt Your Stress Away with These 3 Great Breathing Techniques

BLOG-MEDITATION-BREATHING-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-ISA-HERRERA-SMALLIn today’s world stress is often an inevitable part of being human. During times of change, like during pregnancy, stress can increase because of the numerous changes that occur not only on the physical level but also on the emotional spiritual and soul level. Many of my patients, whether pregnant, or men and women with pelvic pain, have an increase in their pain because they are experiencing high levels of stress in their day to day life.

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What Does It Take To Heal Today? Where is the Fountain of Youth and Fountain of Health?

BLOG-WHAT-IT-TAKES-TO-HEAL-ISA-HERRERA-MEDITATE-THUMBWhen one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.

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Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino – Documentary Film Review and Upcoming Online Screening

PAQO-ANDINO-RENEW-PT-ISA-HERRERA-COVER-THUMBMy Renew PT healing team and I recently attended a powerful movie screening from Jeffrey Wium called Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino. This amazing experience is a direct transmission from the altomisayoks of Peru, one of the oldest non-broken healing lineages remaining on the planet today.

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