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Women's Running: Who Runs the World? Women.
Women's Running: Who Runs the World? Women.

“It is definitely a journey. The body changes during pregnancy and delivery, and the rehabilitation happens over the course of months and years, not weeks,” she says. “Pace yourself and prioritize your short-term versus long-term goals.” Continue Reading

Date posted02/28/2023


Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for MS: Help for Bladder, Bowel, and Sexual Function
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for MS: Help for Bladder, Bowel, and Sexual Function

If you experience pain or dysfunction in your pelvic region because of MS, targeted exercises and other therapies may help you reduce symptoms and regain control. Continue Reading

Date posted02/17/2023


Your Vagina Can Change A Lot After Childbirth. Women Share What To Expect.
Your Vagina Can Change A Lot After Childbirth. Women Share What To Expect.

The lack of information and support (at home, at work, and socially) for people experiencing these changes makes it common to feel “broken” after childbirth, said Kristi Kliebert, a pelvic health physical therapist and spokesperson for the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Continue Reading

Date posted01/23/2023


This One Mobility Exercise Loosens Tight Hips and Relieves Pelvic Floor Tension
This One Mobility Exercise Loosens Tight Hips and Relieves Pelvic Floor Tension

We tend to hold tension in certain body parts. Both our hips and pelvic floor are notorious for tight muscles. Fortunately, there are ways to soothe the strain in these affected areas... Continue Reading

Date posted01/15/2023


When is it safe to start pelvic floor exercises after birth? Experts weigh in.
When is it safe to start pelvic floor exercises after birth? Experts weigh in.

It’s not said nearly enough, but the way a pregnant woman’s body adapts to create and grow a tiny human is nothing less than amazing. And much of this strength and stability is thanks to the pelvic floor. Continue Reading

Date posted12/21/2022


How To Sit on the Toilet With Proper Posture, According to a Pelvic Floor Therapist
How To Sit on the Toilet With Proper Posture, According to a Pelvic Floor Therapist

Sitting properly when you're on the toilet to do your business is just as consequential as, say, sitting up straight at your desk. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, PT, DPT, a pelvic floor physical therapist, says learning how to sit on the toilet with proper posture can promote bladder health and help your... Continue Reading

Date posted11/30/2022


Everything to Know About Kegel Balls, Including When You *Shouldn't* Use Them
Everything to Know About Kegel Balls, Including When You *Shouldn't* Use Them

When we talk about the health of our all-important pelvic floor muscles (the muscles and ligaments that support everything in your pelvic region, including your bladder, bowels, and uterus), one product comes up a lot: Kegel balls. Continue Reading

Date posted11/22/2022


10 Expert-Approved Ways to Strengthen Your Bladder Control
10 Expert-Approved Ways to Strengthen Your Bladder Control

Whether you accidentally leak or suddenly need to go, these steps can help. If you’ve ever carried a backup pair of underwear, kept a change of clothes at your office, or declined an invitation to a party because you were worried about your tendency to pee a bit when you didn’t mean to... Continue Reading

Date posted11/21/2022


5 Things You Should Know About Stress Urinary Incontinence
5 Things You Should Know About Stress Urinary Incontinence

Physical therapy is a great first step. Peeing yourself at inopportune times (or really any time) can, understandably, be upsetting and anxiety-inducing. If you have stress urinary incontinence (SUI), seemingly harmless activities—like laughing during dinner with friends, having sex, or sneaking in Continue Reading

Date posted10/3/2022


APTA President's Statement on Supreme Court Decision: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
APTA President's Statement on Supreme Court Decision: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Last week’s United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate federal protection for abortion is a major shift in health care... our profession is part of the health care system, and we are providers of prenatal and postpartum care. Continue Reading

Date posted07/27/2022


Postpartum exercise guidelines are changing–Why Some OBGYNs recommend waiting 12 weeks after birth
Postpartum exercise guidelines are changing–Why Some OBGYNs recommend waiting 12 weeks after birth

Postpartum exercise guidelines are changing–Why Some OBGYNs recommend waiting 12 weeks after birth Continue Reading

Date posted07/20/2022


APTA Helps Shape Bill Supporting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Medicaid
APTA Helps Shape Bill Supporting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Medicaid

A bipartisan bill in the House would direct HHS to ramp up education on pelvic health and physical therapy for postpartum individuals. Continue Reading

Date posted07/8/2022