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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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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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Pelvic Pain Relief for Men Becomes Easier with the Miraculous Wand

BLOG-CRYSTAL-WAND-SMALL The wand is an S shape device that can be used to treat pelvic pain in men and women. Some of the wands vary in price anywhere from $40 to $80. The wand allows men and women to reach deep painful trigger points within the pelvic floor muscles. These types of devices can be inserted either vaginally or rectally to release these painful trigger points. Treating these trigger points is critical and for many individuals and these devices are a godsend, often providing men and women with pain relief for the first time in years. At our practice, Renew Physical Therapy, we routinely show men and women how to use these types of devices.

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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


Renew PT Foam Roller Workout

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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