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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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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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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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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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Prostate Surgery: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly



The following is an excerpt from the Fall 2013 release of Ending Male Pelvic Pain, A Man’s Manual. This great book is a must have self-help resource for all men suffering from pelvic floor conditions. This blog post will will focus on some of the issues relating to prostate screening.

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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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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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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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Pelvic Floor Myofascial Trigger Points: Manual Therapy for Interstitial Cystitis and Urgency-Frequency Syndrome



Renew PT Research Review: Trigger points are tender spots within muscle that are caused by acute or repetitive overloading of the muscle. These knot-like spots are often felt in the neck or upper back and cause a burning or stabbing pain. Many people do not realize that the muscles of the pelvic floor are also susceptible to trigger points.

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