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Dyspareunia, or painful intercourse, can be a medical condition – and women can do something about it..by Michelle Landsverk, Physical Therapist

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Have you ever gone to your doctor with an embarrassing problem? Like, one that you might not tell your mother about? But one that you might tell your girlfriends about? Like a problem that you think NOBODY else would have? Like a problem like painful sex? As women, a lot of us have experienced it, but we tend not to talk about it. Many women who experience painful sex have thoughts like, This is SUPPOSED to feel good; what is the problem? Did I do something wrong? Is my partner too big? Is my uterus tipped? Is it our position during sex? Are my hormone levels the problem? Worse yet, they may ask the question, Is it my fault? because somehow they were made to feel that way by their partner or caregiver, or society at large. The situation of pain with intercourse that many women harbor is called dyspareunia, which is the clinical term for experiencing pain with attempted vaginal penetration. For some women, that means that they cannot use a tampon, and for others, they have pain that eit

Connie Strey discusses the common misconceptions of dry needling...by Connie Strey, Physical Therapist

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 Have you been thinking about trying dry needling but want some questions answered before you schedule an appointment? Maybe you aren’t quite sure what  dry needling  is, are confused about how it differs from acupuncture or you are simply afraid that it will be painful.  Physical Therapist, Connie Strey of PT Center for Women clears up some common misconceptions when it comes to dry needling. Myth:  Dry needling and acupuncture are exactly the same Truth:  Dry needling and acupuncture, while they use the same needle types, are two very different treatments. Dry needling is a therapeutic technique where a trained physical therapist inserts small, sterile, solid filament needles into the skin and muscle directly at a trigger point. The ultimate goal is to generate a “twitch response” which helps release the tension and pain located in the muscles. On the other hand, acupuncture involves the insertion of these thin needles through the skin at strategic points of the body. It is a key com

The ART of Physical Therapy by Michelle Landsverk

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For everything is connected, and just like dominoes, things can stand together and they can tumble down together.