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Pelvic Floor Therapy: What it is and What to expect

Why see a pelvic floor therapist? Many pelvic floor conditions can be managed and healed without surgery. Seeing a physical therapist (PT) or an occupational therapist (OT) who is trained as a pelvic floor therapist may help you better understand your symptoms and design a personalized program to help alleviate your pelvic discomfort or pain […]

Vaginal Renewal ® Program: Overview & Getting Started

The Vaginal Renewal ® Program is a non-pharmaceutical, hormone-free, low cost way for women to address vaginal dryness and atrophy, or thinning of the skin. Who is it for? Women or any female-bodied person who: Has gone through menopause Has gone through cancer treatments or had a hysterectomy Is taking oral contraceptives Is experiencing discomfort or pain during […]

Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction? What causes Erectile Dysfunction? Rehabilitation Techniques for Erectile Dysfunction Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men is defined as an inability to achieve and maintain a penile erection sufficient for penetration. There is a broad range of erection troubles including: •  the inability to become hard at all, •  becoming hard only briefly, •  […]

Pain and Discomfort of the Vulva and Vagina

There are many potential causes for pain or discomfort in the vulvar region or the vaginal canal. Conditions and dysfunction in the pelvic region can be tricky to describe and are often interrelated. You will want to work with your health care provider to correctly diagnose your specific issue, but working from a place of […]

Urinary Incontinence

First, you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine) is very common for women, yet is severely underreported due to embarrassment. Thirty-nine percent of women aged 20-45 involuntarily release urine with coughing, sneezing, jumping or laughing (stress incontinence). Women over the age of 45 are even more likely to experience stress incontinence (51.2%), and […]

How to Avoid Reoccurring UTIs

Vaginal penetration is the number one cause of urinary tract infections (UTI’s) in women. It might seem that UTIs occur because bacteria are physically pushed inside the urethra (the tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body). Instead, it appears that vaginal penetration can cause irritation of the urethra itself, […]

Vaginal Renewal®: A Solution for Sex After Menopause

The Vaginal Renewal Program® is a non-pharmaceutical solution for women who are experiencing dryness, discomfort, or pain during intercourse, daily activity, or pelvic exams. While these symptoms often occur during or after menopause, this program is useful for both preventative self-care at any stage in life as well as for rehabilitation of the genital skin and […]

Impotence and Men

Impotence is a condition where a man’s penis cannot get or maintain a hard enough erection for penetration. Due in part to cultural messages that suggest that sex equals penetration, many men and their partners feel that their sex life is over if they begin to experience erectile difficulties or impotence. There are “things he […]

Penile Rehabilitation after Prostate or Pelvic Surgery or Radiation

Why Do Erections Stop Happening after Prostate Cancer Surgery? A common cause of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is anything that damages, stretches or cuts nerves deep in the pelvis, which commonly happens during surgical or radiation intervention for prostate, colon or rectal cancer. It’s common for men with prostate cancer to have pre-surgical metabolic ED, yet […]