Pelvic floor physical therapy in NJ and why it matters

As a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health and wellness, I am often asked by patients, why hasn't anyone told them about pelvic floor physical therapy?  And isn't it more than just Kegels?This is especially true for post-partum women who are experiencing pelvic pain, painful sex, bladder leakage, hip and back pain, generalized weakness and other, non-discussed issues that women suffer from after a difficult pregnancy or traumatic childbirth. Sometimes, the birthing experience is not traumatic but now there is a different sensation and...

Ask a pelvic floor physical therapist anything

Last month I had the honor of being interviewed by Hillary Frank, host of the parenting podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. We did the interview as a Google Hangout and it was part of her Sex and Parenthood series. Hillary invited her listeners to submit questions about their postpartum experience that had impacted their pelvic floor function. Plus, it was all related to how their sex lives were affected and what they could to make it better. Everything was fair game. We started with Hillary...

postpartum “give it time” doesn’t work

Women who experience postpartum pain are often told by their providers to "give it time" and they will heal.  As a physical therapy provider who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of postpartum women, I say this is unacceptable. Postpartum issues are often multifactorial and involve soft tissue, joint dysfunction and muscle imbalances. What is "it" that time will heal?  Women who have pelvic floor weakness, pain, bladder or bowel leakage lose precious time bonding with their newborns because they are unable to do the...