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What does Yoga Have to Do With Sexual Health?

What does yoga have to do with sexual health?   The practice of yoga can have a wonderful impact on your sexual health for several reasons:  mindfulness, focus, regulation of the of our nervous system,  strength, flexibility and balance of the pelvic floor as well as your entire body, just to name a few. Here […]

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Why Do I Practice Pelvic Physical Therapy?

Why do I practice Pelvic Physical Therapy? Here’s a question that I receive almost every week in my clinic from patients: “How and why did you get into the practice of pelvic physical therapy?” How I got into this work is easy: A family practice doctor in town called the clinic where I was practicing […]

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Constipation Sucks! 5 Cheap and Easy Tricks to Get things Moving

Pooping is not a conversation that we usually have on a regular basis with friends and family. But, if you have experienced constipation then you know the importance of regular bowel movements. Good digestion is vital to our health and well being. As a pelvic physical health therapist digestion is a conversation I have with […]

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What is a Sex Counselor?

When you think of a sex counselor some interesting Images may come to mind; indeed, sex is a loaded, sensitive and often uncomfortable topic to discuss with a healthcare professional. Statistics show that physicians spend very little if any, time discussing sexual health in a routine visit with patients. This may be due to their […]

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Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Workshop in Salem

Yesterday I taught Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Workshop at Indigo Wellness Center in Salem.  What a beautiful and powerful space!  The participants were authentic, generous in their sharing and inquisitive.  Together we took on the topics of pelvic floor anatomy, bladder and bowel issues such as incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain, vulvodynia and even sex. […]

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Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop in Salem!

Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop   Saturday February 28th at Indigo Wellness Center 1-4:00 p.m. Your instructor, Judy Abel, PT will educate you about the pelvis, common pelvic dysfunctions and will teach valuable skills through yoga poses (asanas) that can  improve circulation, stabilize  and help build stamina of the pelvic floor.  $45 To register click Here 350 Liberty St. S. Salem or call (503) 370-9090No […]

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Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Series Starts Jan. 22, 2015

The next Yoga for the Pelvic Floor Series starts Thursday, January 23rd  at 7:00 p.m. taught by our own PT, Judy Abel.  The series runs for five consecutive weeks and will be informative about the anatomy and issues of the pelvic floor and yoga asanas (poses) that can strengthen and normalize the tone of the musculature […]

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Introducing Sexual Health Education and Intimate Pleasure Products

As a pelvic physical therapist I often see patients that are dealing with symptoms of pelvic pain, incontinence and weakness.  Although a lot that needs to happen in this pelvic area  to maintain balance and health it is also and area that can provide great pleasure with a partner or by yourself.  Pleasure is indeed […]

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