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Heather Discusses Kegels at Considerable.com
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Femina Physical Therapy is rapidly becoming recognized as a leader in the field of physical therapy for women of all ages, and pelvic floor therapy in particular. As a result, Femina PT founder Heather Jeffcoat, DPT is finding herself in demand more than ever for her valuable insights into a number of pelvic floor related topics.

In this case the discussion centers around Kegels and how they are not a "catch all" solution for every pelvic floor issue that women often face.

Some excerpts from the article:

Many women struggle with urinary incontinence. It’s uncomfortable and embarrassing. And worse, it’s linked with other health problems. Women can become dehydrated when they limit fluids to avoid leakage. They can also become socially isolated and depressed.

It’s not a problem you should ignore. “Urinary incontinence tends to get worse over time, not better. Waiting to see if it passes will just lead to more years of discomfort and leakage,” says Heather Jeffcoat, a physical therapist and owner of Femina Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Fortunately, urinary incontinence (UI) is treatable.

Topics of discussion and possible solutions include:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Keep a bladder journal
  • How physical therapy can help
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation

A link to the full article is here.

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