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Want to try BFR training? Here’s what you need to know first

Want to try BFR training? Here’s what you need to know first

For a lot of great reasons there is a vast amount of information and discussion being shared currently about the benefits of BFR training for physical therapy, wellness and fitness. Make sure you get started with the right device for you (and your patients).

9 reasons to book a virtual appointment

9 reasons to book a virtual appointment

1. No worries over commuting All you have to do is log on via your phone or computer, and turn off the mute button. You don’t have to fuss with getting in the car, hitting any traffic, or finding a parking spot (even though we have plenty of parking). Leave all of...

2021 Holiday Schedule

2021 Holiday Schedule

It’s that time of year (already!!!). As we wrap up 2021, the team at Regenerative Edge PT want to thank all of the wonderful clients and providers we have been blessed to work with. Your trust, support, and gratitude has been an incredible reward to take home...

New Location in Downtown New Haven!

New Location in Downtown New Haven!

Regenerative Edge Physical Therapy & Wellness is thrilled to announce the opening of a new location for pelvic health physical therapy and wellness services in the New Haven area. Read on for more details about the location and schedule updates. Beginning...

3 Exercises for Leaking, Constipation, Painful Sex and More!

3 Exercises for Leaking, Constipation, Painful Sex and More!

What could all of these things have in common? If you are a regular to this blog, you probably have an idea. If you are new, think about an area “down there.” The answer: your pelvic floor!! The pelvic floor is responsible for 5 functions: support stability sphincter...

How to Start Preparing For Recovery After Childbirth

How to Start Preparing For Recovery After Childbirth

Have you put thought into how you can start the rehab process postpartum, even in the first few days to weeks? It doesn’t need to get complicated, and it doesn’t need to take a lot of time. As we have gone through before, your body goes through MASSIVE changes during...

What to Expect from Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Visit

What to Expect from Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Visit

Showing up to your first pelvic floor physical therapy visit takes a lot of guts. It’s not easy to seek help for issues that, for most, are extremely personal and often take a toll on self-confidence. Not to mention that it’s difficult to imagine how physical therapy...

Finding the Solutions for Common and Treatable Women’s Health Symptoms

Finding the Solutions for Common and Treatable Women’s Health Symptoms

Raise your hand if you have been to doctor after doctor and been told your complaints are “normal” or “it happens at this age” or “that happens, you just had a baby.” Did you walk out of that appointment feeling hopeless and defeated? Were you left to search on Google...

The Pelvic Floor Exercise You Might Be Missing

The Pelvic Floor Exercise You Might Be Missing

A lot of us are familiar with Kegels and are becoming more familiar with things like “Reverse kegels,” diaphragmatic breathing, or yoga-based relaxation stretches for our pelvic floors. Don’t get me wrong, I think this is wonderful, but oftentimes I still see some...

Your Postpartum Return to Run Checklist

Your Postpartum Return to Run Checklist

A couple of weeks ago we dove into why 6 weeks postpartum is too early to be “cleared” for everything, including exercise. If you missed it, check it out and return to this blog. There is a recovery process to postpartum healing, and it is often a year long process –...

Male Pelvic Pain: Getting to the Root Cause

Male Pelvic Pain: Getting to the Root Cause

Pee, poop, sex, pain…the pelvic floor has a role in all of them. And no matter who you are, if you are a human, you have a pelvic floor. So these things are relevant to everyone. Especially when you start to notice something is off “down there.” A lot of times it is...

Postpartum Recovery Does Not Stop at Six Weeks

Postpartum Recovery Does Not Stop at Six Weeks

Many of us are familiar with the saying “you have to walk before you run.” However, this concept is often left behind in the postpartum recovery period. Maybe this is your first time and you just don’t know what to do, possibly your doctor already gave you the all...

Prepare for Birth with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Prepare for Birth with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Checking in with your OB and/or midwife, getting to know your doula, opening up with a prenatal massage, and attending a childbirth education class are amazing tools to start preparation for childbirth. But have you heard of the secret sauce to birth prep? I’ll let...

Carbon Dioxide is Your Friend

Carbon Dioxide is Your Friend

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has been given a bad rap.  People treat it as a byproduct of cellular respiration (see equation below) and can’t wait to get rid of it as waste.   Oxygen goes into your lungs, gets moved to your tissues via red blood cells and hemoglobin.  Glucose...

Common Causes of Pelvic Floor Overactivity and Pelvic Pain

Common Causes of Pelvic Floor Overactivity and Pelvic Pain

Most people hear the words pelvic floor, and automatically think of kegels (or pelvic floor contractions). The pelvic floor has gotten a rap for needing to be strong like the Hulk and the stronger it is, the less problems you will have. Leaking: great do kegels all...

Why You Should Learn How to Squat

Why You Should Learn How to Squat

Dr. Strangesquat or: How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the knees over toes squat It’s okay to let your knees go past your toes when you squat.  It feels good to get this off my chest.  I’m not saying that you have to do it all the time or that it is always a...

A Quick Look Into Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

A Quick Look Into Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

POP what? Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing and intimidating as it sounds. However, it is very common and there is more guidance the healthcare community should be providing to those who present with symptoms. It is estimated that about 50% of women have some degree...

Can’t Poop?  Try an I Love U Massage

Can’t Poop? Try an I Love U Massage

Constipation comes in many forms, but there is always one common denominator among those who deal with it: it’s UNCOMFORTABLE! It slows you down, it keeps you from wanting to eat a proper meal, and you sure don’t want to put on those skinny jeans. Next time you are...

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Recently, there’s been a lot of talking about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in rehabilitation and sports performance.  You may have seen a story about an athlete like Alex Smith using it to improve their recovery from an injury or surgery.  It sounds fantastic...

Building a Birth Team for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Building a Birth Team for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Caring for yourself during pregnancy and postpartum periods starts pre-conception, lasts throughout your pregnancy and childbirth, and never really stops postpartum. 77% of women seek their initial prenatal care during the first trimester, and most women will have...

Cozean Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Screening Questionnaire

Cozean Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Screening Questionnaire

Take the questionnaire below to find out if you have a pelvic floor dysfunction and would benefit from seeing a pelvic health physical therapist! Answer YES or NO to the following: I sometimes have pelvic pain (in genitals, perineum, pubic or bladder area, or pain...

The Truth About Leaking with Sneezing, Running, Jumping and More

The Truth About Leaking with Sneezing, Running, Jumping and More

A lot of us have been there. You are in the middle of a conversation or workout class and before you know it, you feel a little wet. In a place you don’t really want to be. Yes, I am talking about leaking pee with a sneeze, when you laugh or cough, during your run,...

Open Up Your Hips with These Five Mobility Exercises

Open Up Your Hips with These Five Mobility Exercises

Have you been working on your hip mobility for months (or even years) and still feel like you aren’t getting anywhere? Maybe you have given up on tugging on your hamstrings, forcing your foot to your butt, and holding your breath in pigeon pose  Now is the time to...

How to Improve Your Sleep Routine to Wake Up with Energy

How to Improve Your Sleep Routine to Wake Up with Energy

Our bodies and our minds use sleep for SO MANY things like tissue healing, nervous system recovery, appetite regulation, hormonal balancing, blood sugar regulation, mood, and learning.  Yet a lot of us have lost the priority in consistently getting a good night’s...

Quick and Easy Wild Greens Pesto

Quick and Easy Wild Greens Pesto

One of our favorite ways to incorporate flavor and spice to an autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet – or any diet for that matter – is to use sauces that are easily added to any dish. Pesto is incredibly versatile and has extensive health benefits as well. Why not cook an...

At Home Relief for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

At Home Relief for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month, and there is A LOT of awareness that still needs to be spread about pelvic pain.  About 50% of women will experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in their lifetime. Commonly we think of POP only occurring in women who are pregnant or...

Beef Brisket Recipe

Beef Brisket Recipe

Brisket is a cut of beef generally from the chest/pectoral region of beef or veal.  It is also used to make corned beef or pastrami.  The meat is known to be tough with lots of collagen throughout so cooking it correctly helps to make it more palatable.  Through my...

Salisbury Meatballs with Summer Squash Salad

Salisbury Meatballs with Summer Squash Salad

I am still getting used to cooking meat again after being a pescatarian for two years. While I felt great for a while, I initially ran into a wall and faced hormonal imbalances and hypothyroidism that needed more attention. Animal meat has an incredible abundance of...

Ancestral Lifestyle, Looking Beyond Your Symptoms

Ancestral Lifestyle, Looking Beyond Your Symptoms

Conventional medicine is all about looking at symptoms, labeling it with a diagnosis, and prescribing a medication or other procedure to make those symptoms go away. But this is missing something: why are those symptoms happening in the first place? It is so important...

What is Pelvic Health?

What is Pelvic Health?

Today I want to talk about a health issue that appears as a common occurrence to so many people, yet is not normal for our health and wellness. Common complaints such as urinary urge and frequency, chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary incontinence (UI),...

Vulnerability and Accountability

Vulnerability and Accountability

I recently heard Lori Gottlieb, a psychotherapist and author, discuss the importance of being vulnerable and accountable as a patient in her line of work. The interview can be heard...

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