Women’s and Men’s Health

Note To Women’s Health Care Providers – Please Assess The Pelvic Floor Muscles

Assessment of the proper functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is often overlooked. Thank you to all the practitioners in the women’s health field for all you are doing to facilitate better health and quality of life for women of all ages. We now understand so much more about the challenges that are unique to [...]

By | 2017-04-04T20:03:33+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Safely building your core: Hypopressives vs. traditional abdominal exercises

By now, most everyone has heard of, or has participated in ex programs specific to building the “core”. Although an important concept, we are now discovering that how we have been building and exercising our core may actually be causing more harm than good, especially if you have a back problem, pelvic floor dysfunction like [...]

By | 2017-02-12T20:30:49+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Hypopressive exercises in women with pelvic floor dysfunction and postnatal concerns

We have discussed what the benefits of hypopressive exercises are in the last article,  (Safely building your core: Hypopressives vs. traditional abdominal exercises), and how they differ from standard abdominal and core exercises. They can be especially therapeutic in a woman who suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction such as a prolapse, heaviness in the pelvis, [...]

By | 2016-03-30T11:47:17+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction And The Problem With Kegels

Pelvic floor dysfunction has become a hot topic in both men’s and women’s health circles. Diagnoses such as pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, pain with intercourse (dyspareunia), sexual dysfunction ( ED, testicular pain) and infertility are all becoming very common. In addition, pelvic floor weakness has been linked to muscular pain such as low [...]

By | 2017-02-19T00:26:29+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Pelvic Foor Muscle Dysfunction and the Emotional Component

This article is the third in a series relating to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.  I thought it would be the easiest of the 3 articles to write. Instead, it’s turned out to be the most complex. Our emotions effect every aspect of our body, including the pelvic floor. The first article, <a href="https://verdevalleymfr.com/blog/page/3/" target="_blank">Pelvic Floor [...]

By | 2017-02-19T00:26:53+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Myofascial Treatment for Postpartum Women with a Diastasis Recti Abdominis

Many pregnant and postpartum women experience a space in the middle of their belly where their abdominals used to meet. This generally happens around the third trimester of pregnancy. Stretching and thinning of the abdominal muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy due to the growing baby inside the uterus and is called a Diastasis [...]

By | 2017-02-19T00:24:33+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|0 Comments

Myofascial Treatment for Postpartum women with a Diastasis Recti Abdominis

Many pregnant and postpartum women experience a space in the middle of their belly where their abdominals used to meet.  This generally happens around the third trimester of pregnancy.  Stretching and thinning of the abdominal muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy due to the growing baby inside the uterus and is called a Diastasis [...]

By | 2014-12-15T12:07:49+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Misc, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Myofascial Treatment for Postpartum women with a Diastasis Recti Abdominis