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The Staff of Femina Physical Therapy Blogs About Vaginismus, Pregnancy and Postpartum Best Practices, Treatments for Incontinence, and More

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On July 30th, the House approved to DOUBLE funding for Endometriosis.

This is a HUGE win for the 1 in 10 women across the US that suffer from this hidden disease.

Endometriosis can lead to missed days from work and school, chronic pelvic pain, infertility and many other chronic overlapping pain conditions.

The efforts were led by Rep. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa, who in March pubicly noted her own struggles with endometriosis. From her website:

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What did you discuss with your healthcare provider at your last OB-Gyn appointment?

Hard truth – there’s a good chance your answer depends on your skin color.

The disturbing statistics about increased COVID risks for people of color shed much needed light on systemic injustice in our healthcare system; but you may not realize the problem extends to almost every facet of women’s health, from yearly check-ups to frightening mortality rates in pregnancy and childbirth. A recent survey of nearly 1,700 white and black, non-Hispanic women aged 18-49 pulls back the exam room curtain, indicating a double standard that often leaves women of color underserved and medically vulnerable to several risks.

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Hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal discomfort and more – hello, menopause!

If you’re experiencing any of those symptoms, your doctor may have recommended some form of menopausal hormone therapy. But is it safe? When should you start? And which therapy is right for you?

Researchers have been trying to answer those questions for decades, often with confusing and even conflicting results. Let’s take a look at the history of estrogen therapy, and how past studies are informing the latest recommendations.

A French physician coined the word ‘menopause’, and advanced the revolutionary idea that the health concerns of aging women deserved medical attention, in the 1800s. Throughout that century, doctors experimented – sometimes on themselves – with various animal hormones. The science was far from perfected; but by the 1890s, women were being treated successfully for symptoms of menopause with a powder or pill made from cow ovaries.

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Addressing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns:

Updated 3/05/2021

Here at Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy, we are following COVID-19 along with the rest of the world. Our offices have always followed Universal Precautions and follow CDC infection control guidelines. LA Mayor Garcetti's Executive Orders have always listed Physical Therapy as EXEMPT from the his original and subsequent orders, allowing our offices to remain open at this time as an essential service. In order to reduce patient and therapist risks, we have a number of policies in place to reduce exposure. Most recently, our entire staff has been vaccinated. Related to the COVID-19 per CDC’s website, “the White House Coronavirus Task Force and CDC advised Americans to wear cloth face coverings when leaving home" and to "Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others". We also follow CDC mask use guidelines. Additionally, Los Angeles County and the City of Glendale (where our Montrose office is located) mandates people have face masks going in to any business.

In addition, CDC also recommends following everyday preventive actions, such as washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when you are sick.”

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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT visits the Great Wall of China

I just returned to Los Angeles after completing an amazing eight day trip to Beijing, China. There I had the opportunity to work with the Chinese Olympic Committee,their rehabilitation staff and athletes. I gave two lectures with hands-on labs to their physiotherapists on Hip Impingement and Cyclist's Syndrome (Pudendal neuralgia in cyclists). Did I talk about the pelvic floor muscles in both lectures? You bet I did! Monica is my awesome Mandarin translator pictured standing next to me below.

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We have moved our East side office to the community of Montrose, just a half mile from our original La Canada location.

This new office is convenient to Glendale, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Alta Dena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Downtown Los Angeles and more!

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest physical therapy location in Montrose, CA. Right outside of Glendale and La Canada sits our 1,800 square foot office at the connection of the 2 and 210 freeways.

Complete with four treatment rooms and a large gym space including a pilates reformer we are able to support our patients’ needs specializing in pelvic floor, pregnancy and orthopaedic physical therapy. We look forward to having classes, seminars, and course trainings to provide to the community.

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What They Say About Us

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    • Testimonial by S.H., age 24

      I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me for the past 19 months. I literally could not have reached my goals without you and your practice. You gave me the courage to keep moving forth with my treatment no matter how afraid and anxious I was. You were always there to answer questions and made this whole process so much easier than I expected it to be. It's because of you that my marriage is on the right track, that I can get pregnant and that this part of my life is finally...

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    • Testimonial by J.H.

      My last appointment with Heather was over 6 years ago but I still think of her every day. I don’t take for granted that I can easily get out of bed, care for my two active and busy young boys, run, play tennis, clean my house, or sit at a desk for several hours at a time. None of these tasks were easy for me before meeting Heather. Eight years ago my car was struck from behind by a tractor trailer that was estimated to have been speeding. I spent 3 years working with different PTs and Drs...

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