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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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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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Video Blog: How to Close Your Abdominal Separation for Strength in Labor and Fast Post Partum Recovery

BLOG-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-DRA-ISA-HERRERA-SMALL Our abdominal muscles serve a far greater purpose than looking tight and awesome. This area is part of what I call the pelvic power relay station. The abdominal muscles create stability in our hips, PFMs and lumbar spine. Our midsections also provide support and stability for our internal organs, house the first two chakras and prevent energy leaks. If your abdominals are in a weakened state or are compromised by having a diastasis recti separation, you are at greater risk for female-related pelvic dysfunction.

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Video Blog: Breathing and Pushing Techniques for Labor

ISA-HERREA-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-THUMBThe following blog and educational video clip is an excerpt from Ending Pain in Pregnancy. This book is the best collection of trade secrets from pelvic floor physical therapists, written to keep you strong and pain free during pregnancy and prepared for your labor and delivery.

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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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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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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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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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Men with Pelvic Pain – Do Not Despair

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A recent New York Times article, entitled “Men With Pelvic Pain Find a Path to Treatment Blocked by a Gynecology Board”, explains how many men with pelvic pain conditions are finding that their access to expert physicians is being blocked by a recent American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) ruling. Starting on September 12, the ABOG has banned gynecologists from treating men, outside of a few exceptions. Unfortunately, chronic pelvic pain is not recognized by ABOG as one of the exceptions to the ruling.

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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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