Proactive Pelvic Health

What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is a pelvic pain condition that affects the veins in the pelvis. With the help of one-way valves in our veins, under normal circumstances, blood from the pelvis will travel towards the heart. In PCS, pelvic...

I missed my period! What could it be?

Have you missed your period and wondering why? What could it be? When we do not get our normal menstrual cycle, this is known as amenorrhea To differentiate, there are two types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary. Primary means you never had a cycle. In...

Postpartum Dyspareunia

Postpartum dyspareunia is the term used when someone is experiencing painful intercourse and/or sexual activity in the postpartum period. This is a common issue seen in the postpartum population with 62% of women experiencing dyspareunia in the first 3 months after delivery. Causes The causes of postpartum...

Tips to Help Improve Your Child’s Digestive Health

The reported prevalence of constipation within the paediatric population varies from 14% to 29%.  This can be a difficult experience for both the child and parent. The goal of this blog is to provide some strategies and tips to help improve your child's digestive health....

To Kegel or Not to Kegel?

[caption id="attachment_3071" align="alignright" width="200"] Not everyone will benefit from doing kegels so the question is: should you kegel or not?[/caption] To Kegel or Not to Kegel? When it comes to the pelvic floor, there are a variety of different types of conditions and dysfunctions that...

What is Pudendal Neuralgia?

Pudendal neuralgia is just one of many possible causes of pelvic pain. An accurate diagnosis can help target treatment, so clarifying the typical symptoms can help you and your clinician get to the source of it. This article is more detailed than some, and is...

Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Mental Health

Did you know that Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) can be an effective adjunctive treatment for mental health concerns? OMT is a person-centred hands-on approach to health that relies of skilled non-invasive techniques for assessment and treatment. Osteopathic theory is guided by principles related to the...

Pros and Cons of the Birth Control Pill

Is the oral contraceptive pill good or bad for you? The answer is, it depends as there are pros and cons to using the birth control pill. The pill was developed in the 1960’s mainly for “regulation of menses” as back then it was not legal to...

Cis-Male Sexual Function and the Pelvic Floor

Cis-male sexual function and the pelvic floor are not topics that men are often uncomfortable discussing with their health care practitioner. However, it is a very prevalent concern with 20-30% of adult men having at least one sexual dysfunction (Lewis et al 2010). Examples of...



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