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"I saw three different medical providers who could not find a reason for my pain, and I was referred to Provenance Rehabilitation. Jenny was compassionate and very professional. Being under her care improved my life greatly."

We love this review from one of our physical therapist's patients. Have you been through the ringer with chronic pain and misdiagnosis? Maybe it's time to try something different.

At Provenance Rehab we treat a variety of pelvic pain diagnoses and work to improve quality of life through educating, helping and empowering patients. Give us a call today to find out more or check out our website provenancerehab.com.

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Cycling can be a great workout, but did you know that there is an association between cycling and pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD)? An article published not too long ago found that cyclists often struggle with one or more of the following: genital/pelvic floor pain, tenderness, neuropathy (e.g. burning, tingling, loss of sensation), urological dysfunction (like urinary leakage) and skin breakdown.

Sometimes it’s as simple as changing your bike seat or getting a fitting for your bike. If these things don’t help, you may be a great candidate for pelvic floor physical therapy.

Give us a call and see if we can help!

Want to read more? Check out the article from The International Urogynecology Journal, “Pelvic floor symptoms in female cyclists and possible remedies: a narrative review.”

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One of the first things we purchased when my husband and I moved into our new home was a stool for each bathroom. Getting feet elevated so knees are just higher than hips when you’re on the toilet allows BMs to occurs with less straining. (Oh, and by the way straining is associated with hemorrhoids, pelvic organ prolapse, and varicose veins - yikes! 😬)

Even if you don’t typically have issues in this department, I still recommend patients give it a try. It can help you empty more fully and decrease pelvic floor muscle tension.

When our hips are less than 90°, a muscle called puborectalis creates a “kink” in the rectum that helps us keep stool from passing out when it shouldn’t. When hips are less than 90° (aka feet elevated), this muscle relaxes, the rectum straightens and we have an easier time emptying our bowels completely.

You’re aiming for knees above hips and leaning forward slightly with a straight spine. You definitely don’t need to buy something to get this position. Get creative and use what you have - the side of a bathtub, yoga blocks, a small trash can….

Give it a try and see what a difference it makes!

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