Women’s and Men’s Health

Eliminate Pelvic Pain With Myofascial Release

I have been successfully treating pelvic pain with Myofascial Release in men and women for over 20 years now. This technique is effective for the common issues that most men and women are walking around with and just dealing with now, such as urinary frequency and incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. It still surprises [...]

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 [...]

The Association of Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, Jan/April 2013 published a research study which showed the importance of Physical Therapists evaluating the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in women with low back pain (LBP), as well as asking questions regarding urinary incontinence.  They cited the following statistics: Low Back Pain is the most common type of pain [...]

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, [...]

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+00:00September 22nd, 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 15th, 2014|Misc, Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Myofascial Treatment for Postpartum women with a Diastasis Recti Abdominis