Author:Beth Safarian, PT

Exercises and Strategies to Relax the Pelvic Floor

While pelvic floor strengthening is an important concept we teach clients, it may not be the best option for everyone. Many of our clients present with tension in their pelvic floor, which often develops from over activity of a muscle group. This lack of balance...

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...

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...

Endometriosis Explained

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial-like tissue grows outside of the uterus (at extrauterine sites). These extra-uterine sites may include the ovaries, bladder, bowel and recto-vaginal septum. This tissue can form adhesions between internal organs and the abdominal wall. It is an...

Vaginoplasty 101

What is a Vaginoplasty? A vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that results in the construction or reconstruction of the vagina. In this blog, we will be exploring the 'penile inversion vaginoplasty', which is a procedure that uses the tissues from the penis and scrotum to create...

Constipation 101

What is Constipation? Constipation is classified as having hard or lumpy stool that is difficult to pass. It is normal to have a bowel movement anywhere from three times per day to three times per week; as long as the stool is soft and comfortable to...

“I had a cesarean section…now what?”

More than 103,000 cesarean sections (c-sections) were performed in Canada last year, making it the most common inpatient surgical procedure in Canadian hospitals. As c-section rates continue to rise, it is pertinent for pregnant women and health care providers to be educated on the implications...



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