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Provenance Rehabilitation is very proud to announce we have a brand new website! Please check it out @ provenancerehab.com.

You may never have heard about “Pelvic Health Physical Therapy,” or you may have heard something about it but don’t really understand what it involves — the majority of our patients tell us the same thing! We have designed our website to provide much information for you and to describe the services we offer to address many conditions common to both women and men.

In addition to physical therapy, we offer yoga, massage therapy, free pregnancy/postpartum educational classes, and postpartum screening. We are very passionate about our work and strive to help anyone in the community who is in need of our services.

Please contact us for more information. We are here to help you improve the quality of your life!
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A habit of all health care providers should not be simply to listen to their patients, but to truly hear what their patients are telling them (there’s a big difference!).

It is extremely disheartening to a person who is in pain or who is experiencing something they know is not normal to be told that “nothing is wrong” based on medical tests and/or diagnostic imaging.

Expect more from your health care providers! You deserve to be heard.
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Most women don’t get a lot of guidance from their healthcare team on how to safely return to the activities they love in the postpartum period. And, while every woman is different, here are a few things to keep in mind if you are ready to start running again:

Surgical deliveries - including c-sections, episiotomies and perineal tears with stitches - take longer to heal.

If you were fairly inactive for the first 6 weeks after you delivered, you likely are not going to be ready to run long distances quite yet (even if you were active during your pregnancy). Consider starting out with an interval program like a couch to 5k.

If you have any signs of abdominal wall or pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) when running, you may need to try something lower impact first (e.g. walking).

What are *some* of the signs of PFD and abdominal dysfunction?? Glad you asked! Pain with intercourse, separated abdominal muscles/decreased abdominal strength, pain in the pelvis, heaviness/pressure in the pelvic area, and urinary/stool urgency or leakage.

Still have questions? Your local pelvic floor physical therapist would be glad to help! Give her or him a call to do a screen and make sure you feel confident getting back into your routine.

Post by Dr. Heather Draper, PT, DPT

#postpartum #running #runner #femaleathlete #womenshealth #moms #newmom #exercise #pelvicfloor #pelvicPT #physicaltherapy #incontinence #urinaryincontinence #SUI #diastasis #diastasisrecti
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2 months ago  ·  

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