How Holiday Stress Can Impact the Pelvic Floor

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Was the last time you slept well was weeks ago? Feeling anxious and unfocused? There are a number of ways in which holiday stress (perhaps enhanced by the pandemic) can manifest itself, changing your body, mood, and behaviors. It might surprise you to learn how this stress and anxiety can affect your pelvic floor. Pelvic Floor: What is it? There are many types of tissues in the pelvic floor, which are located between the hips…

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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: What is it?

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The goal of pelvic floor rehabilitation is to restore the strength and control of pelvic floor muscles to their normal level. Muscles in the lower abdomen, pelvis, and perineum make up the pelvic floor. As a result, these muscles help support the abdominal and pelvic organs and also help control the bladder, bowel, and sexual activity. Physical therapists, who are specially trained to treat pelvic floor dysfunction, can evaluate, diagnose, and treat joint dysfunctions, muscle…

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