Beyond assault: sexual trauma and the pelvic floor

WARNING: This post includes experiences and rhetoric relating to sexual assault, sexual violence, PTSD, and physical repercussions of sexual trauma. Not a day passes without us hearing about another case of sexual assault. While I don’t like to get political, it’s important to talk about these subjects, especially in light of today’s confirmation. The pastContinue reading “Beyond assault: sexual trauma and the pelvic floor”

A miracle called: pooping!

“Pooping is a miracle!” That is what one of my colorectal physician friends told me once.  And he could not have been more correct. Many of us do not have the luxury of feeling the urge for a bowel movement, making it to bathroom on a timely manner, or sitting down and having a bowelContinue reading “A miracle called: pooping!”

Dr. Pany Nazari shares advice, education on the pelvic floor in Herspiration podcast

Check out the full video from Dr. Nazari’s talk with host Dr. Pamela Gurley, CEO of Clark and Hill Enterprises and co-host Karan Williams. The podcast, brought together by Herspiration‘s Happy Hour podcast series, highlights the pelvic floor, sexual health, and the impacts these things have on our bodies. Podcast (with higher sound quality) alsoContinue reading “Dr. Pany Nazari shares advice, education on the pelvic floor in Herspiration podcast”

Dr. Pany Nazari on ABC7’s Good Morning Washington

This past Wednesday, Dr. Nazari was featured on ABC7’s Good Morning Washington to discuss the importance of women’s health, postpartum health, and the pelvic floor. It was an incredible experience that was both rewarding and empowering – this is not a very commonly discussed topic! Make sure to watch the video and leave comments belowContinue reading “Dr. Pany Nazari on ABC7’s Good Morning Washington”

Hypermobility, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse: a cluster of symptoms

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) describes an abnormal increase in the range of movement in different joints of the body. JHS is a hereditary condition and people often experience recurrence of sprains, strains, bruising, and/or dislocations as a result. Those who have the condition often notice its effects in their fingers, knees, or elbows. When theContinue reading “Hypermobility, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse: a cluster of symptoms”

The state of postpartum pelvic floor: pleasure or PTSD?

Most health care providers choose their profession because they love to care for and help others.  I certainly have the most fulfillment when my patients can live their lives without any physical restrictions.  I admit that we all fall short on doing the right thing at all times and sometimes we fall in the rotContinue reading “The state of postpartum pelvic floor: pleasure or PTSD?”

Diastasis of Rectus Abdominis Muscles

Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles (DRA), or separation of the abdominal wall, is different from abdominal or umbilical hernia.  The linea alba, or the connective tissue that connects the rectus abdominis (8 packs), thins which leads to laxity of the abdominal muscles. It is seen in men and women and despite the lack ofContinue reading “Diastasis of Rectus Abdominis Muscles”