pelvic pain

Mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!…now what?

New mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!...now what? Tailbone pain, also referred to as coccydynia, can be debilitating. In over 16 years of practice as a physical therapist, Debbie Turczan has heard many stories from her patients about tailbone pain, some of which have been shocking. What shocks Debbie is not the details of [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:31+00:00Categories: coccydynia, Craniosacral Therapy, Patient education and advocacy, Pelvic pain, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!…now what?

VIDEO: Physical Therapy for Tailbone Pain

In my physical therapy practice, I see many patients with tailbone pain. No matter how many times I meet a new patient with tailbone pain (also referred to as coccydynia), I still find their journey somewhat shocking. When we sit down to discuss their history, I may learn that they’ve been suffering with tailbone pain since [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:34+00:00Categories: coccydynia, Craniosacral Therapy, Pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, tailbone pain|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on VIDEO: Physical Therapy for Tailbone Pain

Study shows yoga can help improve pelvic floor strength and decrease urinary incontinence

According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, a study published on April 25, 2014 in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society) reports that a yoga training program, designed to improve pelvic health, can help women gain more control over their urination and avoid [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Exercise, Patient education and advocacy, Pelvic pain, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Study shows yoga can help improve pelvic floor strength and decrease urinary incontinence

Pelvic pain: Common technique used in hysterectomies for treatment of fibroids can spread cancer.

For women with severe pelvic pain related to fibroids, when all other treatment has failed, a hysterectomy is sometimes offered as an option. It is so very important to be educated in the risks and benefits of this option, along with the long-term effects on your health and well-being. As part of that education, I'd [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Pelvic pain|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pelvic pain: Common technique used in hysterectomies for treatment of fibroids can spread cancer.

Pelvic pain in the news.

As a Physical Therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with many women who suffer from pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. While not every PT has an interest in treating people who experience these complicated and sensitive problems (including painful sex, pain with bowel and bladder functions, and incontinence) I consider it some [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:36+00:00Categories: Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pelvic pain in the news.

Relief from a long history of pelvic pain.

The ability of the human body to heal itself is truly amazing. When we get a cut, for example, the body immediately goes to work to repair the area, efficiently knitting itself closed while fighting off infection. I am always astonished - when a scab comes free, or when I peel away a bandage a [...]

2012-09-26T11:25:15+00:00Categories: Craniosacral Therapy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Relief from a long history of pelvic pain.