Let’s play “guess the diagnosis”: You’re feeling a little discomfort in your abdomen and pelvis. You’re frequenting the bathroom more often. You feel a burning sensation when you pee, accompanied by little to no urine. Or, you’re peeing a lot, so much that urine...
I was ten years old the day I got my first period. My mom handed me a maxi-pad and a book about menstrual cycles and said, "Let me know if you have questions." And that was it. There were no conversations about options for menstrual care, and my menstrual products...
If you suspect or have been told that you have an “overactive” pelvic floor, this means that the pelvic floor muscles tend to contract more than is necessary, resulting in excessive pelvic floor muscle tension, similar to ‘tight shoulders’. Causes of an overactive...
Pain in the butt? It might be sciatica.
You probably know that menopause presents a whole new set of changes in someone’s life. We talk about hot flashes, sleep issues, and mood swings, but did you know that the health of your pelvic floor and menopause are absolutely connected? Changes in hormones can lead...
Chronic pain or burning down there? The causes and treatments for vulvodynia and vestibulodynia explained.
Sex should be enjoyable, pleasurable, and painless. It should not be painful… (unless you want it to be). If you experience pain, you may be wondering what’s normal, what’s not and what can help? Painful sex, also known as dyspareunia, is a common diagnosis with up...
Many women and men have overactive or tense pelvic floor muscles and kegels and tightening exercises can make matters worse, especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Your pelvic floor may be too tight or tense if you have peeing or pooping issues, have pain with sex, or have any pelvic pain. Here’s what you can do about a too tight pelvic floor.
The exciting birth story of our first son from starting contractions to the final big push.
What to do after being diagnosed with Endometriosis. How a multidisciplinary approach may be the way to go to reduce pain and improve function.
The cause and effects of Endometriosis explained by a pelvic floor physical therapist.
Mardi Gras 2022 is FINALLY HERE! We can’t wait to indulge the revelry of the next week. And though we love the glitter, king cake, and spirit of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, we can’t forget the difficulties around a lack of bathroom access that comes with each carnival season. Fear not, here are our favorite bladder and tinkle tips to keep your pelvic floor happy while out there on the route!
Urinary leakage is very common, but not normal. So what can you do? Learn how to empty your bladder correctly, prevent pelvic floor issues, and manage those pesky leaks!
A six week postpartum visit typically does not include screening or assessment for pelvic floor issues that would warrant a referral to a pelvic health physical therapist.
We all have pelvic floors and we here at NOLA Pelvic Health are proud to offer physical therapy help those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Have you heard of this rare skin condition? Explore the causes, connections to pelvic health, and treatment options for men and women affected by lichen sclerosis.
A pain in the butt… literally. Causes of tailbone pain explained and how to relax your plevic floor muscles to reduce tension and discomfort.
The do’s and don’ts of going number one to help keep your bladder happy and healthy.
Kegels – they are not for everyone. What a proper kegel is and ways to tell if it is the right fit for you.
Looking for an alternative to tampons? The pros, cons, and logistics of menstrual cups explored.
Are yoni eggs or kegel balls really the answer to a healthy pelvic floor? We set the record straight about when and how to use kegel balls.
Why you may have never heard of Meralgia parasthetica and what it means for thigh pain during pregnancy. Diagnosis, causes, and treatments explained here.
Pelvic organ prolapse is not necessarily a death sentence for your vagina. In many cases, prolapse is completely treatable without surgery, and may even be able to be improved. But to know how to treat prolapse, we first have to understand what it is.
Lube can be a great addition to sex for pleasure, decrease duration or aid in vaginal dryness. There are so many different choices that it can be hard to find one that will work for your needs. Read on for some tried and true lubricants that are PT approved.
For most people hemorrhoids are annoying, but can usually be cleared up with some intentional habit/lifestyle changes or home remedies. Here we discuss what they are, who’s at risk and how they can be prevented.
Can you use the Peloton during pregnancy? How can you safely use the Peloton during pregnancy? When can you use the Peloton after giving birth? We break down everything you (and your vagina) need to know.
What to expect from your first pelvic floor physical therapy session. The first step can be scary to take but so worth.
Sex is not supposed to hurt… at all. It’s supposed to be pleasurable and enjoyable. Find out more of what can be causing discomfort with sex.
Pubic bone pain or SPD during pregnancy and postpartum.
Gotta pee right now?! Are you crossing your legs or running to the bathroom? When’s the last time you went? How much have you drank? What did you drink? Why might you be feeling this urge? Here’s what to do when you gotta go.