Category: Postpartum

Balance exercises for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Woman balancing on one leg, doing an airplane pose, arms extended out, body leaning forward. Physical therapist is standing nearby teaching how to keep balance and work on pelvic floor dysfunction.

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT pelvic health and TMJ disorder physical therapist who uses balance training as part of rehabilitation programs If I have pelvic floor dysfunction should I be doing balance exercises? Yes, our clinical experience and post-doctoral training supports that you should be training your balance at all ages, especially if you have […]

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Is There A Connection Between Diabetes and Incontinence?

Woman in physical therapy, seated on an exercise ball, looking at the physical therapist who is helping posture and core strength as a physical therapy treatment to help the connection between diabetes and incontinence.

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT pelvic floor specialist Is there a connection between diabetes and incontinence? At Purple Mountain PT, we are pelvic floor physical therapists and we help people overcome stress urinary incontinence and any other bladder control problem. Today, we share various details about the connection between diabetes and incontinence. Your blood glucose […]

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Why Does My C-Section Scar Hurt Years Later?

Photo of C-section scar and woman's abdomen

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum specialist Why does my c-section scar hurt years later? Here at Purple Mountain PT in Grand Rapids, MI, we routinely help people who have c-section scars that hurt. Our clinical specialization in pregnancy, postpartum recovery and pelvic floor physical therapy gives us unique insights into […]

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When Do I Need Pelvic Floor PT?

3 People Waving, Moving, Standing on Minitramp in Pelvic PT Clinic

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT specialist in pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic floor therapy When do I need pelvic floor PT? We have answers for you! Pelvic floor therapy, also called pelvic health physical therapy, is a specialty field within physical therapy that provides treatment for men and women (and kids, too!) to overcome all […]

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Should My C-section Scar Still Hurt?

Picture of C-section scar on a woman's abdomen

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT specialist in pregnancy and postpartum recovery and c-section scars that hurt. Should My C-section Scar Still Hurt?  At Purple Mountain PT our patients often ask, “should my c-section scar still hurt?” We are pelvic floor physical therapists specializing in pregnancy and postpartum recovery and we have a special place in […]

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C-Section Recovery Tips

C-Section Recovery Tips C-section scar with two hands on abdomen.

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT Specialist in pregnancy and postpartum recovery C-Section Recovery Tips Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! If you had a C-section, you may be looking for some c-section recovery tips. We’ve got some suggestions here. We are Purple Mountain Physical Therapy, a specialty pelvic health PT clinic, in Grand Rapids, […]

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What is Pelvic Floor PT?

What is pelvic floor PT? Doctor of Physical Therapy holding model of pelvis

Author| Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT What is Pelvic Floor PT? No worries if you’ve never heard of pelvic floor PT! We cannot tell you how many times we have heard “I never knew that this physical therapy existed.” In 2022 I am marking 25 years of being a pelvic health physical therapist! This is not […]

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9 Tips That You Need Pelvic Floor Therapy

You need pelvic floor therapy

Author | Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT We’ve got you covered! In this article we will detail 9 common signs and symptoms that you need pelvic floor therapy. At Purple Mountain PT we specialize in providing pelvic health care for women, men and kids. And very often our patients tell us “I wish I knew about […]

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How to fix Diastasis Recti without Surgery

Guest blog post written by Meenakshi Singh, PT pelvic health specialist & owner of Revive Physical Therapy in Issaquah, Washington What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti which is commonly known as mommy tummy is a separation of Rectus Abdominis (6 pack )muscle from the midline connective tissue called linea alba. The Linea alba is connective […]

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Physical Therapy Resolves Vaginismus and Dyspareunia

Physical Therapy Resolves Vaginismus and Dyspareunia

Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT | February 11, 2022 Have you wondered if physical therapy can resolve vaginismus and dyspareunia and, if so, what does it entail? We have answers to your questions! We are Purple Mountain Physical Therapy, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and we specialize in providing physical therapy to resolve your vaginismus and […]

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