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”
Category Archives: Women’s Pelvic health
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”