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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

Adventures in Pilates

Some of our PT staff have been working toward their Pilates certification and it's been a rigorous and rewarding experience for them.   The training involves self-practice, teaching clients, and going to classes throughout the week in order to experience all types of teaching styles.  Pilates, from what we have learned, engages small muscle groups in [...]

By |2019-04-12T22:56:12+00:00October 4th, 2018|Pelvic Pain, Physical Fitness, Pilates|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

Vulvodynia and Pelvic Therapy

Recognizing Vulvodynia: do you experience any of the following? Itching or burning in the vulva that is not alleviated with topical creams Burning or itching experienced with wearing underwear or tight pants Pain with tampon use or intercourse Pain with light touch to vaginal area Frequent yeast infections which are treated, however itching persists If [...]

By |2015-08-19T14:42:00+00:00June 12th, 2015|Pelvic Pain|0 Comments

Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Rehab?

As a pelvic floor physical therapy clinic, we always have questions from patients about using biofeedback during the rehabilitation process, so felt it was an appropriate time to blog about it! What is biofeedback?  Most of you have experienced biofeedback in your lifetime. Common examples include using a thermometer to read your body temperature, or stepping on a scale [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:57+00:00May 27th, 2015|Pelvic Pain|0 Comments

When Sex is a Pain

If you're a woman experiencing painful intercourse, you are not alone – so many women have discomfort (or worse) during sex, but very few ladies feel comfortable talking about it. As pelvic therapists, it breaks our hearts to think of you who suffer in silence, because there are so many ways we can help alleviate that pain. There are a number of [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:57+00:00April 29th, 2015|Pelvic Pain, Sexual Pain|0 Comments