3 Simple Breathing Exercises to do Today for your Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are natural reactions to living. Read that again! Our body is wired to protect us and keep us safe.  When we anticipate real or perceived threats to our safety- emotional, mental or physical- we call on our fight, flight, or freeze responses. This is common and natural, and a pertinent function of […]

Lichen Sclerosus: What is it? What treatments are available?

Lichen sclerosus is a rare skin condition. It typically affects the pelvic area (genital or anal areas) but may also be found on the upper body, breasts or upper arms.  The condition may result in white spots or patches that can be painful or itchy and may develop into blisters or scars.  While it is […]

Maternal Mental Health Disorder: My Story

  Becoming a mother is a mixture of uncertainty, preparation and joy.  When I was expecting my first son in 2011, I was so excited about the prospect of starting a family, but I was overwhelmed and underprepared for the postpartum season of my life.  My delivery was pretty smooth.  It was a vaginal delivery […]

Anxiety? Breathe Your Way to Relief

What if someone told you that you have the ability to decrease feelings of anxiety and improve your sleep without medication?  What if it was FREE?  What if it’s something you do all day, every day?  What if it’s right under your nose (or involves your nose)?  Well, I have good news.  It’s true!  It’s […]

What To Expect During Your First Visit With a Pelvic PT

If you have scheduled your first appointment with a pelvic floor physical therapist, you may be wondering what to expect.  Your reasons for seeing a specialist in pelvic health may range from trying to become pregnant, preparing to give birth, postpartum issues, incontinence problems, painful sex, post-operative issues, to trauma.  Other less common symptoms may […]

A Pelvic PT Primer: What is it? How can it help?

Dr. Kim Bryant gets a lot of questions about what she does.  She is a licensed Physical Therapist whose practice specializes in pelvic health.  Most people are familiar with Physical Therapy (PT), but many have no idea that there is a specialty that focuses on pelvic, reproductive and abdominal health.  What exactly is that? Well, […]