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Do Men Need to Work Their Pelvic Floor Too?  Both men and women have biceps, quads, and most other muscles, so why would working this very important group of muscles be important only to women?  Think of the pelvic floor as a group of muscles that act as support and stability for the...

There has been plenty of conversation lately around doing plank exercises after age 50—is it safe?  What is the effect of estrogen depletion of skeletal muscles? Can doing planks to strengthen the core actually cause a prolapse of the pelvic organs? The answer is a resounding NO—planks can continue to be a great strengthening exercise, but there...

Low back pain is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Statistically, the prevalence of lower back pain is increasing, so what are we doing wrong? Historically, people have often been told to rest or to strengthen their core muscles, and for many, that is not helpful advice to get to the root...

Are you feeling tire, stress, and have no energy?  These restorative exercises can help relieve tension in your body, improve sleep quality, improve movement, increase blood flow, tap into your central nervous system, and calm your mind.  Diaphragmatic Breathing: Sit in a comfortable position and cross your legsPlace 1 hand on your lower ribs...

Lower back pain is prevalent and patients frequently seek help to deal with the pain and functional limitations that arise.  It sounds oversimplified, but commonly lower back pain begins without any trauma, but more due to the cumulative effect of too much lumbar flexion each and every day—sitting in slouched posture at the computer, sitting...

Prostate cancer is often diagnosed in men in their 50s and 60s, but younger men can experience this as well.  About 40% of men diagnosed with cancer are low-risk, and will have “active surveillance” over time, but it should start with a blood test to see the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level.  If this...

It is really common for women to have some descent in their bladder, uterus or bowel, and it is not just women who have had babies—this condition can be an issue for women who have never had kids as well.  Research supports physiotherapy as a first-line treatment for pelvic organ...

New research indicates that certain cells found in the fascia communicate directly with the nervous system, each other, and with every other organ in the body. If this is true, this thinking challenges what we thought we knew—the central nervous system may not be the one in control of all of the body systems....