Tag Archives: perineal pain

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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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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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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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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Training Your Love Muscles is Not as Easy as You Think



So many of our patients come to us with bits and pieces of a pelvic program that have come from their personal trainers, bodyworkers, Pilates trainers, or internet research. It is important to understand that your pelvic program needs a solid foundation for you to succeed, in order to have long-term benefits of pain free sex, restored pelvic sphincteric strength, and good coordination between the abdominals and the pelvic floor. As licensed pelvic floor physical therapists, we can check your pelvic floor muscles internally for imbalances, triggerpoints, hyper/hypo mobility, adhesions, and a host of other symptoms of which you might not even be aware.

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Renew PT 2013 Better Orgasm Guide



As we begin this new year, we wanted to post some of our best techniques and information that we have found that will help you achieve and strengthen your orgasm. We all deserve to have mind expanding orgasms, so continue reading and let’s work together towards this achievable goal in 2013.

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Fall Health Tips: 10 Tips for Preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)




Many of us are familiar with the severe pain of a urinary tract infection (UTI). As the season changes into fall, the team here at Renew Physical Therapy would like to share a few tips for preventing UTI’s.


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