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Pelvic Floor Therapy: What It Is, Health Benefits, and How to Get Started
Pelvic Floor Therapy: What It Is, Health Benefits, and How to Get Started

“Anyone with a pelvis could benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy,” says Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, a pelvic floor therapist in Los Angeles and the president of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Still, certain people should seek pelvic floor therapy sooner rather than later. Here are t Continue Reading

Date posted02/14/2024


Doing These 7 Pelvic Floor Exercises During Pregnancy Might Make for an Easier Delivery
Doing These 7 Pelvic Floor Exercises During Pregnancy Might Make for an Easier Delivery

Unless we’ve previously dealt with incontinence or pelvic pain, most of us ignore our pelvic floor muscles until we get pregnant. So we might not be quite sure of the difference between contracting and bulging, or how to get these muscles to relax. Continue Reading

Date posted02/5/2024


So THAT'S Why You Have To Pee More Frequently As You Get Older
So THAT'S Why You Have To Pee More Frequently As You Get Older

Huff Post asked gynecologists, urologists and pelvic floor therapists to delve into the common reasons you have to pee more frequently as you get older. Featuring Academy member, Sara Reardon. Continue Reading

Date posted01/3/2024


Should You Do Pelvic Floor Therapy After Giving Birth?
Should You Do Pelvic Floor Therapy After Giving Birth?

After giving birth, some new parents think they'll bounce back to regular activity quickly—but that's usually not the case. Many postpartum people experience issues related to the pelvis, ranging from pain to urinary incontinence, and they sometimes need help addressing them... Continue Reading

Date posted08/31/2023


‘Just do kegels’ is tired. What’s next for this hot women’s health market?
‘Just do kegels’ is tired. What’s next for this hot women’s health market?

Overall, pelvic floor physical therapy “continues to be underutilized by medical providers,” reports Heather Jeffcoat, president of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy... Continue Reading

Date posted05/30/2023


Common Conditions That Affect the Clitoris
Common Conditions That Affect the Clitoris

Clitorodynia, or pain in the clitoris, is technically a symptom, not a disorder. But it is one of the most common reasons patients seek help from her practice, said Heather Jeffcoat, D.P.T., president of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy... Continue Reading

Date posted05/16/2023


Physical therapist shares tips for moms to help avoid back pain
Physical therapist shares tips for moms to help avoid back pain

Friday morning, Dr. Brooke Kalisiak of Legacy Physical Therapy joined Mary in studio to share tips for moms! Continue Reading

Date posted05/12/2023


The 12 Best Sex Pillows for Better, More Comfortable Sex
The 12 Best Sex Pillows for Better, More Comfortable Sex

“Sex pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and densities,” explains Heather Jeffcoat, D.P.T., a pelvic floor physical therapist, the owner of Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy, and the president of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. While they’re generally safe for most people to Continue Reading

Date posted04/30/2023


APTA-Supported Bill Promoting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Medicaid Returns
APTA-Supported Bill Promoting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Medicaid Returns

The bipartisan legislation would support education on pelvic health and physical therapy for postpartum individuals. APTA and APTA Pelvic Health never let up on advocacy, and now that persistence is paying off: The combined efforts have paved the way for the return of a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Continue Reading

Date posted04/21/2023


How to Improve Your Pelvic Health
How to Improve Your Pelvic Health

In fact, according to a recent study, more than 32% of women are plagued by at least one Pelvic Floor Disorder (PFD), with other data showing that number increasing to more than 50% for women 55 and older. Continue Reading

Date posted04/11/2023


What Is Pelvic-Floor Therapy, and Does Everyone Need It Postpartum?
What Is Pelvic-Floor Therapy, and Does Everyone Need It Postpartum?

If you spend time on social media, there's a good chance you've encountered the term pelvic-floor therapy, or pelvic-floor physical therapy. This specialized form of physical therapy has been growing in popularity over the years, especially in online parenting circles and on social platforms like... Continue Reading

Date posted03/23/2023


Taking Ownership of your Pelvic Health
Taking Ownership of your Pelvic Health

It's Wellness Wednesday! Mary Caltrider sits down with Dr. Brooke Kalisiak about tips you can use for postpartum recovery. Continue Reading

Date posted03/22/2023