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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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Improve Your Pelvic Power and Sexual Function With the Revolutionary Hypopressive Kegel

HYPOPRESSIVE-THUMBWomen and men are seeking new ways to improve their pelvic power, sexual function and core strength. When women and men have significant weakness in their pelvic floor muscles there are detrimental side effects and these individuals are seeking a new ways to regain their pelvic power. AT Renew PT, we have been raining our patients with a revolutionary new Kegel combo, the Hypopressive Kegel.

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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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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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Reiki Therapy at Renew Physical Therapy – Natural Healing





Reiki medicine and its well known healing properties date back to the beginning of time. Reiki is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy via soft gentle touch into the patient body’s. The energy is used by the body to activate the natural healing processes and to help restore physical and emotional well-being.

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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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Eye on Pelvic Pain – 2 Quick Core Ab Exercises to Relieve Low Back Pain



Renew PT’s Eye on Pelvic Pain Series focuses in this post on easy ways to increase the strength of your abdominals, in order to take the load off your lower back. These quick abdominal core exercises can be done daily and your abs will look fabulous, and balancing out pressure on your low back and pelvic floor.

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Renew Physical Therapy Moves to New Expanded Space on Madison Avenue



We’ve recently moved to new our location at 171 Madison Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street, Suite 1600, NY, NY 10016 just one block away from our previous office. The great news is that we’ve tripled our space so we are able to provide a higher level of care for all pelvic rehab conditions, and we’ve expanded our services as well to provide you with a much more complete care experience.

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Perineal Scarring



Renew PT Research Review: Women frequently leave their 6-week post-partum appointment with the “green light” to return to sexual activity. However many soon discover that intercourse is now painful, or for some, not even possible. Common? Absolutely. Read this original published research from Renew PT’s Isa Herrera, Rachel Schneiderman, and Luz Perez

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