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Blog Posts by Kathe Wallace

Through this collection of online writing, Kathe keeps up the pelvic health conversation for everyone from the pregnant mom to a new pelvic health PT to seasoned professionals.

Expansive Tension Free Diaphragm Breathing - Bladder Technique

Expansive Tension Free Diaphragm Breathing – Bladder Technique

For more information, see referencing post: Bladder Anxiety and Diaphragmatic Breathing ... Read More

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Pelvic Floor and Breathing Exercises for Postpartum Recovery

Pelvic Floor and Breathing Exercises for Postpartum Recovery

New mothers experience a variety of pelvic floor and breathing changes in the postpartum period. This information-packed free eBooklet contains ... Read More

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Vaginal Dilators: What are they and who uses them?

Vaginal Dilators: What are they and who uses them?

It's not always easy to look at your sexuality issues head-on. This is the first in a series of posts ... Read More
Preparing for Vaginal Dilator Use with Mindfulness

Preparing for Vaginal Dilator Use with Mindfulness

Download my free Preparing For Vaginal Dilator Use with Mindfulness handout. This handout provides practical tips and exercises to cultivate ... Read More
Dilator Use and Mindfulness

Dilator Use and Mindfulness

Consider This Important Evidence First When Thinking About Using Vaginal Dilators: Retraining the Body’s Response to Penetration with Mindfulness Approaches ... Read More
Pelvic Venous Disorders

Pelvic Venous Disorders

I’m excited to introduce Dr. Julie Baron of the Pelvic Health & Performance Center/ MTI Physical Therapy.  She has agreed ... Read More

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Childbirth Preparation and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Childbirth Preparation and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Many birth parents are unaware of the common post delivery pelvic floor problems—also known as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction or PFD—that ... Read More
Healthy Bladder Beverages

Healthy Bladder Beverages

Bladder health awareness starts with the fluids you consume. Did you know that bladder control and bladder discomfort can improve ... Read More
Pelvic Floor Screening for Low Back, SI joint and Hip Pain

Pelvic Floor Screening for Low Back, SI joint and Hip Pain

Understanding the connection between the pelvic girdle and the pelvic floor can improve LBP and SI Joint patient outcomes. It ... Read More
Movement, Exercise, and Breathing with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Movement, Exercise, and Breathing with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Physical therapists are in a unique position to evaluate and treat pelvic organ prolapse with movement, exercise, and breathing assessments ... Read More
Podcast: Better Sex - Pelvic Floor Function After Childbirth

Podcast: Better Sex – Pelvic Floor Function After Childbirth

Sex & sexual intimacy after vaginal childbirth from physical/psychological perspectives, self-assessment, partners and where/how physiotherapists can help ... Read More
Podcast: Sex After Childbirth

Podcast: Sex After Childbirth

Sex & sexual intimacy after vaginal childbirth from physical/psychological perspectives, self-assessment, partners and where/how physiotherapists can help ... Read More
Podcast: Vocology & Gynecology - The Voice & The Pelvic Floor

Podcast: Vocology & Gynecology – The Voice & The Pelvic Floor

In this interview, Kathe speaks with Dr. Aliza Rudavsky about her background in voice physical therapy and current focus on ... Read More
Pessaries for POP

Will a Pessary Help Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

A pessary is a removable vaginal device designed to support several types of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). It is a ... Read More
Perineal Tears and Lacerations after Childbirth

Perineal Tears and Lacerations after Childbirth

"I have a perineal tear. What can I do now?" Practice good perineum/vulvar care, do pelvic floor exercises , massage ... Read More
Pelvic Floor Exercise and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Pelvic Floor Exercise and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Pelvic floor exercise or muscle training (PFMT) is used to improve strength, endurance, and coordination of the pelvic floor muscles ... Read More
Strategies for Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Strategies for Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

March Madness wraps up this weekend - Let’s bounce the ball back to activity rather than restriction for our pelvic ... Read More
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Bladders

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Bladders

Bladder health is an essential part of pelvic health. Here are seven tips for your trainable bladder ... Read More
Valsalva and the Vaginal Vacuum

Valsalva and the Vaginal Vacuum

The Valsalva breath can help stiffen the bladder neck and the muscles of the pelvic floor, analogous to a vacuum ... Read More
The Fourth Trimester is for Moms

The Fourth Trimester is for Moms

Let's encourage women to consider postnatal care as an ongoing comprehensive process, not something that begins and ends with a ... Read More
Redefining the Postpartum Visit

Redefining the Postpartum Visit

ACOG releases new committee opinion to optimize Postpartum Care ... Read More
The Fourth Trimester: Identifying Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The Fourth Trimester: Identifying Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Screening for postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction and musculoskeletal conditions should be standard of care in the 4th Trimester ... Read More
POP-Q External Measurements in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

POP-Q External Measurements in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) is a standardized examination of vaginal and perineal external measurements originally designed to objectively quantify ... Read More
Postpartum Recovery - Return to Exercise and Sport

Postpartum Recovery – Return to Exercise and Sport

A literature review focusing on how to prepare and return to postpartum exercise and sport in the fourth trimester and ... Read More
Pelvic Floor PT - Common Questions and Concerns

Pelvic Floor PT – Common Questions and Concerns

I'm delighted to share this guest blog by Beth Swanson MSPT, ATC. She has done a great job addressing common ... Read More
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Patient Education

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Patient Education

Web-based information regarding treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is incomplete and largely biased toward surgical treatment. Here is complimentary ... Read More
Bladder Anxiety and Diaphragmatic Breathing

Bladder Anxiety and Diaphragmatic Breathing

Did you know that diaphragmatic breathing can help with that “gotta go” anxiety feeling that accompanies urinary urgency and incontinence? ... Read More

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