Pain and Love Have More in Common Than You Think

Pain is 100% your brain’s response to a threat. That threat could be a localized tissue injury (broken bone, sprained ankle) or it could be a plethora of other triggers such as poor sleep, stress, sadness, lack of human connection or the foods we eat, for example. That does not mean your pain is not real. All pain is real. If you feel it, it is there. The question is, what made your brain decide your body is under a state of threat?

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Cristin Zaimes
When Yogurt Is Not Enough

IF YOU BATTLE RECURRENT YEAST, BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS OR UTI, READ ON!

If you’ve ever had a yeast, vaginal bacterial, or urinary tract infection, you know how distracting they can be. Depending on the type of infection, the burning, itching, pain, or feeling of needing to find a bathroom (RIGHT. NOW.) can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, recurrence of infection is quite high, especially in women experiencing hormonal changes related to pregnancy, menopause, birth control, or even with the normal fluctuations in our monthly cycle. The question becomes, how can we prevent future infections, without sacrificing our overall health?

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Cristin Zaimes
PT For Hysterectomy? Yeah, We Do That

THE PROCEDURE ​

Hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the uterus, is the second most common surgery performed on women in the United States, after cesarean deliveries. The ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) describes a hysterectomy as a treatment of last resort, however, the US has the highest rate of these surgeries performed in the industrialized world with approximately 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year. It is a common surgery, and physical therapy can play a helpful role both in preparing for surgery and in optimizing your recovery.

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Cristin Zaimes
Pelvic Floor Awareness and Relaxation

We believe that the awareness of breath and body are fundamental but often difficult concepts to integrate into an exercise program.   It is not just about calorie burn and high intensity.  This type of exercise can contribute to spinal and pelvic floor dysfunction.  The complete action of the pelvic floor is both to relax and contract.  If you are only contracting your pelvic floor, you are missing the whole picture.  Many of our sessions revolve around improving the mobility and flexibility of the pelvis in order to allow for the optimal pelvic floor health.  Here we have put together various yoga poses and stretches that can facilitate a deeper understanding of the relaxation in the pelvic floor.

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Cristin Zaimes