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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

When Bladder Treatments Don’t Work For IC/BPS: It’s Time For A New Approach

Clinging To Old Treatments For IC/BPS Could Hold You Back If you had been diagnosed with IC/BPS forty years ago, odds are you would have been prescribed antibiotics, given urethral dilations and/or referred to a psychiatrist under the mistaken assumption that IC was all in your heads. Twenty years ago, that same patient might have [...]

By |2017-11-22T23:58:26-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Flares, Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Pain Care, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Women's Health|Comments Off on When Bladder Treatments Don’t Work For IC/BPS: It’s Time For A New Approach

Do you believe that pelvic floor muscles can cause IC symptoms?

Despite research studies which have shown that pelvic floor myofascial release can dramatically improve IC symptoms more effectively than EVERY oral medication tested, many if not most patients simply do not believe that their pelvic floor muscles can be causing their bladder symptoms. One non-believer was IC patient Janet R, who fiercely doubted that there was [...]

By |2017-01-31T08:42:00-08:00February 19th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Our Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Do you believe that pelvic floor muscles can cause IC symptoms?

September is IC Awareness Month – 2015 Press Release Hits The Wires

Physical Therapy May Resolve Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis Released: 1-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Newswise — (Santa Rosa, CA) For the millions of men and women struggling with recurring bladder and/or prostate pain, finding relief for their symptoms can be difficult. Many have taken antibiotics for years under the mistaken impression that they [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:00:11-08:00September 4th, 2015|Awareness, Our Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on September is IC Awareness Month – 2015 Press Release Hits The Wires

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

The American Urological Association (AUA) released a new update to their 2011 Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). The original guidelines included research studies up through 2009. This new revision includes research studies through 2013. Read the amended guidelines here! “Although the science relevant to IC/BPS is continually improving [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:56:23-08:00October 21st, 2014|Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, News, Our Blog, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction|Comments Off on Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #4 – Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and IC Often Co-Exist

The role of the pelvic floor muscles in bladder and/or pelvic pain is often underestimated. Urologists have found pelvic floor muscles "as tight as rubber bands" when examining interstitial cystitis patients. Patients with pelvic floor dysfunction may have difficulty starting their urine stream or feel as if something is falling out of them. Vaginal burning is a [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:32:10-08:00September 4th, 2014|Awareness,