Most people only seek physical therapy when they’re suffering from a common injury or condition such as low back pain, or tendinitis. Perhaps lesser known is that chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction, including incontinence, can also respond positively to physical therapy intervention. If you have pain in your pelvis, it may not always be fully clear what’s causing it. Some common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain include, but are not limited to: • Pregnancy • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction • Coccydynia • Irritation of the pudendal WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
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• Levator ani syndrome (increased tension in pelvic floor muscles) • Post-surgical complications (e.g., pain following a hysterectomy, hernia repair, cesarean section, and/or prostatectomy)
nerve (which originates near the bottom of your spine) • Irritable bowel syndrome
Any of these conditions may lead to inadequate support of the organs contained with your pelvic cavity, increased pressure or inflammation of nerves, muscles, and other connective tissues (including your bladder), and impaired pelvic bone alignment. These symptoms can be frustrating, painful, and embarrassing, andmay limit your tolerance to daily participation in desired activities, including exercise. If you have experienced pelvic pain due to any of the preceding conditions, physical therapy can help resume a healthier, normal life free from pelvic pain. Call your physical therapist at Millennium Physical Therapy to see how we can help!
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HEALTHY RECIPE IMMUNITY-BOOSTER CHICKEN SOUP
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• 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast • 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
• 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)
Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.
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