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What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a condition that lasts 6 weeks or longer and presents as lower urinary tract symptoms (such a urinary frequency or urgency) along with pain, pressure, or discomfort in the area of the urinary bladder. IC is also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS), Hypersensitive Bladder Syndrome (HBS), Painful Bladder Syndrome [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:27:13+00:00May 31st, 2019|Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Pregnant? We have some new research for you

At 5 Point Physical Therapy we practice what we preach. When our founder, Stacey, was pregnant with her daughter she made sure to include prenatal pelvic floor physical therapy in her pregnancy journey. Stacey shares: “I was delivered by a midwife and a doula. At 45 I was able to have a vaginal delivery [...]

The Journey to Postpartum Exercise

Returning to exercise was the one thing I was most eager to do postpartum. I had exercised throughout my pregnancy 1-2 hours/day and had remained in my triathlon training group for the first four months of pregnancy. I had felt so strong during my pregnancy. Postpartum however I was a totally different person. My [...]

Vaginal Dryness

We have many patients who come to us because they're experiencing vaginal dryness and/or lack of self-lubrication. This is an issue often related to menopause, but there are a lot of other times during a women's life that she may run into vaginal dryness and irritation, and it's our goal to find the cause [...]

By |2018-01-13T22:34:49+00:00January 13th, 2018|Pelvic Health, Sexual Issues, Sexual Pain|0 Comments

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder & Physical Therapy

Persistant Genital Arousal Disorder A Pelvic Pain Disorder   Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) should not be overlooked. Here at 5 Point Physical Therapy, we take it really seriously - we've learned that it has little to do with pleasure and everything to do with pain. Many patients come to us after researching online solutions [...]

By |2018-01-13T22:11:02+00:00October 13th, 2017|Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain, Sexual Issues|1 Comment

Digging in: Wild Yam Extract

Is Wild Yam a Scam? Throughout the years, I have heard, through a variety of educational courses as well as word of mouth anecdotal evidence, that certain oils can help pelvic floor irritation and discomfort. Lately, I've fielded questions from a growing number of patients about holistic remedies recommended to them by other wellness providers. I've heard [...]

By |2017-06-06T16:25:44+00:00June 5th, 2017|Pelvic Health|0 Comments

Jade Eggs: Not all they’re cracked up to be

I was first introduced to jade eggs by a friend. She told me that since she had begun using one regularly, she had experienced better sex with her partner – including enhanced orgasms. It should be stated that she had a very healthy pelvic floor to begin with, so these perceived side effects could be coincidental, [...]

C-Sections – An exploration

In recent years, we've seen a sharp increase in C-sections. What is the reason for this? Is it because we are delivering babies at an older age? Or do hospitals fear being sued? Or something else entirely? According to a recent study from August 2016, the US C-section rate in 1965 was 4.5 percent. [...]

By |2017-02-28T00:30:33+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Pelvic Health, Pregnancy and Postpartum|0 Comments

Young athletes can have incontinence too

Practicing at 5 Point Physical Therapy, you would think we only see incontinence in an older population. However, younger patients come in with these issues and they can be caused by current or lingering orthopedic injuries. In active young adults, any altercation in your movement patterns can contribute to the integrity of your pelvic floor. [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:56+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Pelvic Health, Physical Fitness, Uncategorized|0 Comments