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Pelvic Floor Pain Support Group

When you are dealing with chronic pain, it is important to have a good support network. Studies show there was a direct, significant association between social support and pain. Even the most supportive family and friends can’t truly understand what you are going through, and you may feel all alone. His Therapy is offering a FREE pelvic floor pain support group meeting the last Monday of every month. Sabina Weaver, a licensed PT specializing in pelvic floor rehab will facilitate these sessions. With almost 20 years of experience in her field, she will be able to explain the science behind pelvic floor pain, provide tangible tools on helping you manage the pain, as well as compassionately offer emotional support. You will be amazed at how many people suffer from the same pain and related challenges as you do, and how refreshing it is to meet others in such similar situations. The group will meet at His Therapy from 6 to 8 every last Monday of each month. Join us for the first session on Monday Oct 30th.

Fireside Pelvic Health

At His Therapy we realize it’s not easy to relax during the holiday season. However, we want to remind you, for your pelvic health, to delight in a little rest and relaxation! Stress, anxiety, and tension can lead to an increase in muscle tightness in the pelvic floor. Hypertonic muscles in the pelvic floor can be painful and potentially cause symptoms like: 
Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream, painful urination, or incomplete emptying.
Constipation, straining, pain during or after bowel movements 
Unexplained pain in your low back, pelvic region, hips, genital area, or rectum 
Uncoordinated muscle contractions causing the pelvic floor muscles to spasm 
Statistics show 1 out of every 3 Americans (of every age) will suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction at some time in their life. Unfortunately, less than 50% of those who suffer will receive help. At His Therapy, we are driven to change that. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and remind you to curl up by the fire with a good book, enjoy a hot chocolate and bask in the most precious gift this Christmas season, Jesus Christ!  

Symptoms and Causes of Pelvic Floor Pain

In the US, approximately 15 percent of women report chronic pelvic pain. However, it is not a subject we feel comfortable talking about publicly, so often it can go undiagnosed and untreated. Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your belly button and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. This can be severe and steady pain, intermittent pain, or pressure and cramping within your pelvis. Other symptoms may include pain during intercourse, pain while having a bowel movement or urinating, or pain when sitting for extended periods of time. Chronic pain can make it difficult to sleep, work, or enjoy life. It can also lead to depression and anxiety. Pelvic pain may stem from the musculoskeletal system, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, gynecological, or even psychological factors, so it is important to get evaluated to see what is causing your pain. Pelvic floor physical therapy is a huge component in the treatment of pelvic pain. During treatment, our specialized PT will address the muscular component of pain- teaching you to relax the muscles of the pelvic floor, may provide manual therapy of the pelvic floor muscles, as well perform myofascial release of painful trigger points of pelvic floor when necessary. There are several modalities that can assist in rehabilitation- biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and dilators, to name a few. Also during your visit, your PT will address the behavioral component of your pain- what you eat and drink, as well as bathroom and sleep habits. If you would also like emotional support, His Therapy offers a monthly women’s support group for chronic pelvic pain. Call our office today for more information and to reserve your spot. 864-534-1780.

Do's and Dont's with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes a persons bones to become thin and weak over time. Osteoporosis is more likely to occur in women after menopause because the estrogen hormones are declining. Estrogen helps women maintain bone strength, so with declining estrogen levels the bones can become weaker and more fragile. Since the bones are so fragile and thin, it can be easy to injury oneself or break a bone. However, there are things you can do to keep your bones stronger and prevent further bones loss. First, it is important to assess your risk factors and learn how bones change over time as you get older. Next, make sure your diet has enough calcium, avoid alcohol, and do not smoke so your bones can stay as strong as possible. Lastly, get plenty of exercise and make sure you are living in a safe environment so you can prevent any accidents from happening.  Also, talk to a healthcare professional about the ways you can fight bone loss and osteoporosis. 

walk or climb stairs when possible 
pay attention to proper posture
when standing in one place for a long period of time, keep the knees and feet about hip width apart
bend from the hips and knees NOT the waist 
walk or exercise of slippery surfaces
wear backless bedroom shoes or shoes with slippery soles 
slouch when standing, walking, or sitting
sit in a deep cushioned chair or couch 
move too quickly
engage in activities that require a twisting of the spine or bend from the waist(sit-ups, toe touches, golf)
finish a task if you feel short of breath, fatigued, or in any pain
sit in a chair or bed for an extended period of time

Importance of Post Partum Pelvic Floor Eval

Ok ladies, let’s talk pelvic floor. As women, we are often so busy taking care of everyone else- our husbands, children, elderly parents, Susie down the street- we often neglect ourselves and our bodies. Many of us haven’t given a second thought to our pelvic floor since we first learned about it.. You know, that group of muscles that hold our organs INSIDE our bodies and helps them function properly! So we have a baby, or two, or three or more, and we notice we don’t have control over our bladders like we did pre-baby (or babies), our abdominal muscles don’t work as they once did, or even something more significant like pelvic prolapse. We get our oil changed regularly in our cars, we take our kids to their wellness visits, why don’t we give our bodies that kind of special attention? There are many affects pregnancy and delivery may have on our body that we think may be just part of it all, but we DON’T have to live with them. So whether you had a baby a week ago or 10 years ago, it is important to have a pelvic health physical therapist evaluate your pelvic floor to determine whether you have weakness or damage to your pelvic floor that can lead to significant complications in the future.

Cash Based PT Cost vs Traditional PT

The question is not ‘Will my insurance cover this?’ but ‘Whom can I trust to give me the best care for my money?’ This is the pressing question many are asking themselves more and more as healthcare becomes difficult to afford. Insurance may pay only after deductibles have been met and even then may only pay a percentage of your bill.   

At His Therapy, we are a cash based practice. We believe we can give you more care for less. To understand our value we have put together a chart to demonstrate the affordability of a cash based practice.  

Imagine a practice that doesn’t demand your insurance card and ID before they say hello. Imagine a practice where money doesn’t get in the way of patients getting to know their therapist. 

Maintain Good Bladder Health

Take care of your bladder daily. Eat and drink things  that make your bladder happy! if you are not sure of what those things are then it is time you find out! Call 864-534-1780 and let us help you!

Pain Cycle

Women, men and children suffer from chronic pelvic pain. It can become something that totally takes over someone’s life and sometimes can lead to further depression, isolation and dysfunction in everyday life.
Chronic pelvic pain is something that I have seen in most of my practice and it is hard breaking how it has affected my patient’s lives. Pelvic floor therapy is an option for treatment and should be considered. Learning how pain affects the muscles is so crucial in the entire rehabilitation process and therapy is a very important part of this education. 

Call today for more information 864-534-1780.