How do I know if I have pelvic floor dysfunction???  In Part 1 of this blog series we covered the first 4 clues of discovering if you have pelvic floor dysfunction. Today we will cover the last 5 clues. Clue 5: Fecal Staining or Incontinence Do you have fecal staining or fecal incontinence? If you…

In the last couple months, I have had 4 patients who were sent to Mayo clinic to end up diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction. Let me say that again, they were sent to MAYO Clinic and it ended up being pelvic floor dysfunction. Can you imagine the amount of time and money spent in this…

Endometriosis

Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com. WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS? In the last blog we discussed Vulvodynia. We are going to continue discussing diagnoses that cause women pelvic pain. Here we will discuss Endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when tissue that lines the uterus starts growing outside of the uterus. It may start growing on…

Vulvodynia

Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com. WHAT IS VULVODYNIA? In the next few blogs we are going to talk about diagnoses that cause women pelvic pain. The first one is Vulvodynia. What is Vulvodynia? Simply stated, Vulvodynia is an ongoing pain around the opening of the vagina. It is usually unexplained and very uncomfortable. The…

What is overflow incontinence

WHAT IS OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE?  You may have heard of the two most common types of urinary incontinence: stress urinary incontinence (SUI) caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles and tissues when there is increased pressure on the bladder from exertion. – and –   urge urinary incontinence, also called overactive bladder (OAB), which occurs as a…

Women in Wellness With Katherine Rush

Interview: Women in Wellness With Katherine Rush It was truly an honor to be interviewed by Christina Warner for the “Women in Wellness” series. Honestly, I kind of fell into the field of pelvic floor physical therapy. But when I started to realize how important yet overlooked this treatment was, it became my professional focus. Click…

You Saved My Marriage

This is my favorite thing to hear from a patient! When intercourse is painful, it can put a lot of stress on BOTH people in the marriage. The person with the issue is in pain – which significantly decreases pleasure with intercourse. The other spouse may be frustrated – some are more patient than others…

World Continence Week

👉It is World Continence Week! Is that a thing? Didn’t know that existed? You are not alone 😂 So many women think that nobody else is dealing with these problems…but half of women over 50 have a prolapse and 1 out of 3 women have incontinence. The good news is that these issues can be…

Urinary Leakage is Not a Normal Sign of Aging

I was doing some research on peri-menopause this morning, went to WebMD to look up the symptoms of peri-menopause, and found that urine leakage with coughing or sneezing was listed as one of the symptoms. 🤔 Seeing it listed as a symptom of peri-menopause makes it seem that it’s normal. If you are going through…

Hey, guys! I haven’t introduced myself in awhile, so thought I would update all of you who I haven’t met in person. My name is Katherine, but everyone calls me Katy. I’ve been a physical therapist since 1998 – I graduated when I was ten. 😉 And since 2003, I have specialized in pelvic health….

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