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What Can I Expect At My First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointment?

Oct 04, 2021

Due to the sensitive nature of our work as Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists, it is common for people to have feelings of anxiety or even fear when they think about pelvic floor physical therapy and what it may entail. However, here at Down There Docs, there is nothing we aim...

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Managing Anxiety in Pregnancy: Reframing Thoughts

Aug 29, 2021

Have you ever noticed how we tend to talk in extremes with regard to how we feel? We get really attached to one feeling, leaving us with one label of how we are experiencing the world. This is especially strong in pregnancy. People seem to either love or hate their...

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"My Uterus is Falling Out. I Have Prolapse."

May 09, 2021

The above words are words my client said to me just this past week...

She came into my office, tears in her eyes, we've not met before... and she told me...

"I saw a gynecologist and he told me that my uterus was falling out. When he pulled up the sheet to insert the speculum...

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Is Seeing A Pelvic Floor PT Important?

Apr 04, 2021

Well, that depends. How do you feel about it?

I know that sounds like a silly way to answer the question, but quite honestly, the best way to answer whether seeing a Pelvic PT is important is to recognize whether seeing a pelvic PT is important to YOU.

Let's first describe...

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3 Things To Do If You Find Yourself Constipated

Mar 07, 2021

Constipation.... it is something that I believe many of us have experienced, but we simply do not talk about it.

In fact, 16 of every 100 adults experience some symptoms of constipation (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases). I'm not sure if that...

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3 Lies You've Probably Been Told By Your Doctor

Feb 07, 2021

You may not even know that these things may be contributing to your bladder issues. You may have been told to do the things I am going to list here to stop the bladder issues…

 

Here’s the deal. Much of the information out there has been given for...

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Why would you see a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist During Pregnancy?

Jan 03, 2021
 

How Can a Pelvic Floor Therapist help during pregnancy?

This is one of my FAVORITE questions!!! And I’m so glad that it is being asked more frequently.

I believe there is a lot of confusion around “needing” pelvic floor therapy or around which provider do you...

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Hormonal Birth Control (OCP) and Pelvic Pain

Jan 03, 2021

I’m going to be completely honest…. This was HARD to write. Hard to write because there are many conflicting opinions out there, hard to write because I spent hours really sifting through the research, and hard to write because I was BAFFLED by how much even I...

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All You Need to Know About Belly Banding

Dec 06, 2020

To Wear or Not to Wear… that is the question…

 

There are a lot of questions and concerns around wearing belly bands after giving birth. Along with the questions and concerns, there are a lot of opinions as well. What I’d like to first start off with...

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Anxiety During Pregnancy in the Time of COVID -19

Nov 01, 2020

I am so excited to offer this guest blog by:

Andrea Hartman, LCSW
Therapist/Owner
Searching for Hope, LLC
813.563.1704
 

Anxiety During Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19


Many expectant mothers experience some worries during pregnancy but for...

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