Should I kegel? Should I not kegel? How do I kegel? I was told to kegel all of the time!! I was told to NEVER kegel because I have tightness. These are some of the statements that I frequently hear from new clients and patients seeking help (and clarification!) for incontinence, prolapse, urge and frequency, … Continue reading To Kegel or Not to Kegel?
At Embody, we understand that incontinence is related to more than simply weakness in the pelvic floor musculature, “tightness” in the muscles, having a baby, or because of changes related to aging. We look at all of you, and how your trunk (aka “core") and pelvic floor work together. We utilize RUSI (real time ultrasound imaging) to visualize your bladder, your trunk and musculature, and use this as a form of evaluation and feedback as we retrain your muscles. We educate you about anatomy, how your body works together, and how we can retrain.
RUSI: Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging. This non-invasive tool allows the Embody Physiotherapists to obtain objective measurements and to visualize deep and superficial muscle and fascial movement and function. It also allows us to evaluate (and retrain) deep pelvic floor function without internal evaluation. Briefly, it allows us to see what your muscles are doing. More importantly, … Continue reading A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (or the “Ah-Ha” moment when you see your muscles working!)
Congratulations!!! Your body just did an amazing thing in delivering your baby! The last 40 weeks or so have been preparing you to bring this child into the world, and you have. Now what?? I’m not going to sugar coat this; having a baby is hard work, and you will have discomfort and/or pain after. … Continue reading A Conversation with a New Mom (or Mom-to-be)