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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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The Art of Medicine: When Evidence Based Medicine Is Not Enough

BLOG-EVIDENCE-BASED-GAVEL-SMALL Modern living presents us with an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to every aspect of our lives. Healthcare is no exception. With research studies and treatment guidelines being created on a daily basis, they can often leave us feeling confused about which option is best for us when we are faced with an ailment. It is of the utmost importance that we question and research our options when considering the practitioners and treatments that are most fitting for our needs and lifestyles.

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Health & Exercise Made Easy: Tips That Actually Work Without the Drama – Part 1

isa herrera pelvicpainrelief.com Every year in January I hear: “This is my year of getting healthy and staying fit.” This is much easier said than done. I find that people tend to over-complicate their health goals, and then get overwhelmed and quit before even getting started. I myself have these difficulties. This is human nature and no one is immune. So this year I made my resolution list and I added health and fitness. But how was I going to accomplish this?

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Rolling Your Abdominal Pain Away

BLOG-ROLLING-ABDOMINAL-PAIN-AWAY-THUMB Abdominal pain can be caused by many different body systems, and I find that treating the abdominal muscles helps to reduce belly and pelvic pain. I treat many women suffering with endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, constipation, pelvic congestion, and menstrual cramps—and they all have some form of abdominal pain.

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10 Things You May Not Want to Know About Labor, Delivery, and Post-Partum— And the Truth That Will Set You Free

Birth is an all-encompassing experience filled with ups and downs. Its unpredictable nature can fill both grown women and men with fear. Fear is predominant because so many things can occur. Many times birthing partners are not prepared to handle the unpredictability or simply just don’t know that things can happen beyond their control.

When I thought about writing this blogpost I wanted it to be an exposé of sorts. As a physical therapist that rehabilitates women with obstetrical trauma I can share what I know in an honest way that is not as scary as what you may see on TV or read in the paper.

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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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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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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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Vaginal Steams For Your Lady Parts – with contributions from Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS



Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS and certified Arvigo Maya Massage practitioner gets interviewed in this recent Martha Stewart Whole Living article. Read more to find out how this ancient practice can be a restorative treatment for your pelvic floor.


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Internal Affairs: By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS – From ADVANCE Magazine for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine



30 percent of women and 10 percent of men in the United States suffer from various pelvic pain conditions at some time in their lives. Pelvic pain (PP) is described as pain in your pelvic region that lasts longer than six months, in the area below your navel and between your hips, sometimes including the vulvar-vaginal and penile area.


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