Hi my name is Nidhi Sharma. I am a Women's health physical therapist here at FuncPhysio physical therapy. Today I'm answering one of the most common question asked by my patients. If I'm leaking, do I need to Kegel's. Or Is Kegel's exercise is good if you are leaking. So to answer this question we have to dive a little bit deeper into why you leak and what our … [Read more...] about Are kegels always good if you’re leaking ?
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a fairly common condition after pregnancy. Although common, not many women know about this condition and are not educated before or after birth. It is important for women (esp expectant and new mothers) to know about prolapse, not just to be able to manage it but also to try and prevent it from happening in the first place. … [Read more...] about Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pain in the pelvis, lower abdominal, and vaginal/rectal area can come from various injuries like Tailbone fractures, falls, or inflammatory conditions like Endometriosis, Irritable bowel and painful bladder. If your shoulder or knee hurts, you see a physical therapist to treat the bones, muscles, nerves, fascia, and ligaments for some relief. Similarly, there are bones … [Read more...] about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy – who needs it and why? (WCS)
This is a common question that patients ask me every day. There is a lot of information on the internet which can be confusing and misguiding. If Crunches are bad, then why so? Are there circumstances when crunches are okay? The bladder is sandwiched between two forces creating systems. When abdominals contract, they create increased downward pressure on the bladder. … [Read more...] about Pelvic Floor Therapy: Are crunches bad for prolapse?
Hi This is Dr. Nidhi Sharma. Today, I am talking about incontinence related to a normal pregnancy. Incontinence is leakage of urination and/or bowel movement without warning. This may happen while you are coughing, laughing and lifting. We cannot talk about incontinence without mentioning about the pelvic floor. There is a big bowl like muscle underneath of your … [Read more...] about Pregnancy and Incontinence