Women’s Health Care We Specialize in These 3 Areas At Rue & Primavera, one of our main goals is to keep the women in the community happy and healthy. Wendy and Dawna Giem specializes in women’s health, and she is also one of the area’s top therapists. The following are our areas of specialty in female health. INCONTINENCE Having a strong, uncontrollable urges to urinate; leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh; or having frequent accidents are all signs of incontinence and pelvic floor weakness. Female incontinence is one of our primary areas of focus, and it is likely we can help you control your overactive or sensitive bladder. Rue & Primavera uses a treatment system called Biofeedback to help retain your pelvic floor and bladder and reduce those accidents that cause embarrassment. Biofeedback is a course of treatment that employs topical sensors, computer graphing, and coaching to help you learn how to better control the muscles of your pelvic floor. Our clinic has helped hundreds of women regain control of their bladders with this treatment. PELVIC PAIN OR POST-PARTUM PAIN AND WEAKNESS Pelvic pain can be caused by a number of reasons. The team at Rue & Primavera helps women treat both acute and chronic pelvic pain caused by growths, ruptures, pelvic inflammatory disease, pregnancy, urinary problems, endometriosis, cysts, and more. There may be many causes of pelvic pain, but we can treat each one! OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis is a condition where bones lose mass and become fragile. Women are far more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, and sufferers are more likely
A Helping Hand Teach Kids Responsibility With Age- Appropriate Chores
Chores have often been a regular aspect of a family household. However, many parents today are questioning the importance of assigning housework over extracurricular activities like learning a second language, practicing a musical instrument, or participating in sports. Data collected by Braun Research found that 82 percent of adults were assigned chores as a child, whereas only 28 percent say they assign chores to their own children. While extracurriculars are important, many experts, including University of Maryland psychology professor Roger W. McIntire, cite the benefits of chores in a child’s development. In McIntire’s book “Raising Good Kids in Tough Times,” he states, “A child has to have some responsibilities.” A study from the University of Minnesota analyzed data from 84 children across four periods of their lives: preschool, ages 10 and 15, and their mid- 20s. Researchers found that young adults who had regular chores at the age of 3 or 4 were more likely to have better interpersonal relationships, academic and career success, and were more likely to be self-sufficient compared to those without chores or those who started them as a teenager.
Here are a few age-appropriate chores to help your kids take on more responsibilities around the house: AGES 2–4 • Help make their beds • Clean up toys • Put dirty clothes in the laundry basket • Dust easy-to-reach places • Help clean up spills with supervision • Bring plastic utensils to the table AGES 5–7 • Feed and water pets • Put away light groceries • Empty indoor trash cans • Sweep and mop floors with supervision • Water plants • Set the table for dinner AGES 8–10 • Keep bedroom clean • Fold and put away laundry • Vacuum carpets • Change sheets on bed regularly • Bring trash cans out to curb on trash day • Help with lawn work (pulling weeds, raking leaves, etc.)
to break bones and experience difficulty healing fractures. Other symptoms include sloping shoulders, curved or hunched
backs, loss of height, pain or aching, and decreased mobility. Rue & Primavera
offers treetment that can help women improve their posture and pelvic alignment, as well as the strength of their bones. suffering from incontinence, pelvic pain, or osteoporosis, give Wendy or Dawna a call at 360-279-8323. We can help. If you are
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