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Changing the World of ABL…One Pelvic Floor At a Time

October 31, 2014 | by Missy

I went to LA  this month to speak at a women’s group about pelvic health and got, for the first time, a standing ovation with my co-presenter, Dr. Lauren Streicher.  As wonderful as it was to feel the love from this warm, receptive crowd, it was the 23-year-old young woman who approached me afterward who […]

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Below Your Belt: Digestion – Let’s Break it Down!

October 30, 2014 | by Jeni I

Digestion is: the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action into substances that can be used by the body. Blah. Blah. Blah! Your body digests the food you eat from your first bite of breakfast, all day, and long into the night. Basically, once food or drink hits your mouth you chew […]

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Little Fear of HIV with Generation Z

October 27, 2014 | by Jeni I

Since 2009, I have the privilege of teaching pelvic health education to adolescent females in and around the Chicagoland area. I tell them when I was their age I never pictured myself in my current vocation, however it is important information!  It’s the mission of  Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) to improve the pelvic health and wellness […]

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Listen to Your Body: A Pelvic Pain Review

October 24, 2014 | by Kelley

  When I was 21 years old, I woke up suddenly in my on-campus apartment because I had a blinding pain in my pelvis.  I thought someone had somehow grabbed my uterus and twisted it into a pretzel (but only after stomping on it a few times for good measure).  After a few hours of writhing in my […]

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Below Your Belt: Pelvic Castle Walls, Barriers, and Cushions

October 20, 2014 | by Missy

        Last week we talked about what a pelvis is and what a pelvis does. You may remember that your pelvis sits between your belly button and the top of your legs, and it is made up of protective parts, digestive parts, elimination parts, reproductive parts, and other very special personal parts, […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Me, and a Baby-to-Be

October 17, 2014 | by Kelley

It started with plumbing.  And no, I’m not using a cute term for my genitourinary anatomy.  I mean actual plumbing.  When I was pregnant with my second child, I became obsessed with the idea that our house had leaking pipes everywhere.  I was absolutely convinced that I would wake up one morning and find our home […]

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New Treatment Option for Incontinence: Solace Balloon

October 13, 2014 | by Kelley

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem among women, particularly among those who have had multiple vaginal births.  Many treatment options are available for SUI.  However, if you have SUI, you may have already chosen the option that so many women choose: to live with it.  Why do so many women put up with a daily, frustrating medical problem when […]

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What’s a Pelvic Health Therapist?

October 6, 2014 | by Sarah Haag

Happy Physical Therapy Month!!! I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of the Physical Therapy profession for the last 12 years. For the last 10 years, I’ve had the honor to specialize in Pelvic Health. Saying that I specialize in Pelvic Health usually elicits a variety of amusing responses. ‘Oh, you’re one of those […]

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