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Hi All! 

 

I know it's been a while since I wrote a blog post! Sorry about that! 

Moving across the country with two kiddos, and a dog was a bigger undertaking than I imagined. 

This being said, we are now settled in MN and Hayley Kava PT is back in action. I have started...

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Who Knew how Popular a Fart Joke Would Be?

Ah.. It's been a little while since I have been able to give this little blog some love. 

My 8 month old had been a unicorn, sleeping through the night around 5-6 weeks old. It gave be so much energy! I felt like I could do anything! This sweet baby's early sleeping days meant that I was...

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My Top 3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse Tips

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This is a blog post I wrote for MAMASTEFIT prior to a webinar all about prolapse I did for them! While the webinar is over now, I think sharing these tips are still so important and excited to share with you on my blog! Gina and mamastefit have been so kind to have be delivery webinars on their...

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Pelvic Girdle Pain ... I dare you to move

"That’s just a part of being pregnant” … File that under phrases that pelvic health therapists HATE!

 Whether it’s leaking pee, hemorrhoids, constipation, pain of any kind in the pelvis, pelvic floor vulva or vagina that does not require a “medical”...

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Hemorrhoids...The only "push present" I got for my second baby

Hemorrhoids… a lovely symptom common in pregnancy and post partum but can pop up other times also!

 

 A hemorrhoid is essentially a varicose vein in the lower rectum. They can be internal or external- meaning you may be able to see them on the outside or you may just...

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If I Leak am I Weak?

Did you know that over 50% of elite female athletes and elite dancers who have not given birth leak urine while training? 

Shouldn't this cohort of females have the "strongest" pelvic floors?

Isn't leaking urine related to a "weak" pelvic floor? 

Great questions...  

Our...

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Don't Fear The Sneeze

 

There are a lot of people in my "biz" who get really annoyed about jokes made online about  moms "peezing". I 100% do not blame them one bit. 

We, as pelvic floor PT's see the negative long term social, emotional, financial, economic and general well being impacts that stress...

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What if it's not "Just a Little Leak"

 

Urinary Incontinence (leaking pee) is a main reason why women attend pelvic floor physical therapy. 

However, despite the awareness of the impact of urinary incontinence rising, and the awareness of how pelvic floor PT's can help in the US leaking pee is still a BIG ISSUE. And many women are...

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Highly Effective Urinating Habits

 

From as early as potty training we develop habits and patterns surrounding micturition (which is the fancy word for peeing or urinating or voiding).

 There are many complex explanations on how our bladder and continence of urine is controlled, but I’ll keep it brief and simple. Our...

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What to Expect at Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointment

 1 in 3 of ALL women will experience some sort of pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime!

Think back to Pre-Covid times… ahh. Not too long though! If you were in public and looked left and right. At least one of those women you saw (or maybe it was you too)  has a pelvic floor...

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