Proactive Pelvic Health

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...

What is Coccydynia?

Coccydynia is defined as pain in the coccyx, commonly known as the tailbone. Typically, people with coccydynia experience pain with sitting, prolonged standing and when transitioning between a seated to standing position. Some individuals may also experience pain with intercourse and/or when having a bowel...

Osteopathic Manual Therapy for Paediatrics

The first six weeks of parenthood are extremely demanding and involve an incredible amount of learning. Nurturing and care shifts almost entirely from the birthing person to the baby. Sleep deprived parents attempt to dissect each little squeak, leg jolt, and cry in hopes of...

Perineal Tearing During Childbirth

The risk of having a vaginal tear during delivery is probably one of the top fears that a lot of women or birthing parents-to-be have in the last weeks of pregnancy. Although common, they are not always as scary as they sound and there are...

Group B Strep in Pregnancy

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a normal part of the vaginal microbiome, but becomes a common concern usually in the third trimester of pregnancy if there is an overgrowth of the bacteria. Roughly 10 to 35% of pregnant women are colonized with GBS in various...



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