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Endometriosis: Severe Menstrual Pain is Not Normal

What is endometriosis? How is it treated? Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, epands on these questions and explains which treatment options work and which might not. Check it out!
Treatment Solutions for Endometriosis

How strong are your bones?

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects both men and women (mostly women), usually as they age. When your bone mass is low, bones become fragile and are more likely to break. Some people are more at risk for osteoporosis than others.   You can calculate your 10-year risk of having a major osteoporotic fracture here .

Not all risk factors can be changed, but healthy habits and a proper exercise routine designed by your physical therapist can keep bones healthy and reduce risk.

Physical therapists can play an important role in helping you ensure optimal bone health.

Not only is it important to eat a balanced diet with plenty of calcium and supplement important minerals and vitamins as needed, it is also important to live an active lifestyle.  Exercises that strengthen your muscles also strengthen your bones.

Click here to read more about how Physical Therapy can help to decrease your fracture risk and promote healthy aging.


*If you have osteoporosis, are at high risk for a fall or fracture, or have a medical condition, affecting your ability to exercise, do not begin an exercise program without first consulting your physician and a physical therapist.

Ortho Causes of Vulvar Pain

Dr. Cody addresses women with pelvic pain in her new book, Healing Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing and Treating Sexual Pain. In it she outlines orthopedic sources of pelvic pain, emphasizing the need for a thorough orthopedic assessment. The process of diagnosis and treatment includes a strong recommendation for physical therapy as the “mainstay” of treatment to resolve pelvic pain.

Coady, Deborah. Fish, Nancy. “Vulvar Pain Resulting from Orthopedic Causes.” NVA News 16.2 (2011): 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 15, 16. Print.

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Fall Continuing Education Calendar

Kate Tomlin PT Assistant/ Licensed Massage Practitioner

September 16, 17, 18 in Tualatin, Oregon

Visceral Manipulation for the Urologic Organs

Taught by Ramona Horton MsPT of the

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute

December 1 to 4, 2011

Vancouver BC, Canada

Visceral manipulation for the Thorax

Level 4

taught by The Barral Institute



Julie DePaul PT

October 21- 23, Las Vegas NV

International Pelvic Pain Society Annual

Fall Meeting on Chronic Pelvic Pain

to Achieve Optimal Mangement of

Chronic Pelvic Pain Disorders


December 1 to 4, Vancouver BC

 Visceral Manipulation for the Thorax,

Level 4. Taught by The Barral Institute