5 Myths Women Hear About Their Bodies


5 Myths Women Hear About Their Bodies

Glendale Physical Therapy

Alright ladies, as we get older, have kids, etc. our bodies are constantly changing! We vent to our friends about some of these changes and are often times told they are “normal” and they have the same issues! Well, Dr. some of them are not normal at all, and are things that can be addressed and fixed! Our women specialist Dr. Bre Prince breaks down 5 myths women hear about their bodies:

Pain with sex is OK or even normal at any given time.

Pain with sex, or dyspareunia is one of MANY diagnosis that are related to pain with intercourse. It is often thought that pain is due to equipment,    speed, velocity, or position. This is not the case. Just like any muscle in the body, our pelvic floor can have “knots” or trigger points along the muscle group which can cause pain during intercourse or even our daily lives!

Peeing just a little bit with any movement is normal and is a normal part of life.

            False, leakage ranging from a few drops to a full bladders worth is not normal! Leakage is called incontinence. There are many types of incontinence as well as times when it occurs. Incontinence could happen without any warning or when we are putting more stress to our bladder like when we laugh, cough, or sneeze. With the right training, education, and rehab program, incontinence can be stopped, at any age or even after childbirth!

You will have not issues after you recover from your breast augmentation

            Something that may not be considered after a breast augmentation is how much breasts will change a persons posture. With changes in breast size, our bodies need to make new compensations for a change in weight in the chest, the change in center of gravity, and change in extensibility of the chest tissue. These changes cause a cascade of possibility of pain and skeletal changes without the necessary rehabilitation to strengthen specific muscle groups and lengthen others.

Low back pain is normal after you have a child

            Low back pain may be common, but it is not normal after childbirth. During pregnancy and after childbirth there are so many changes to the extensibility of our tendons and muscles due to changes in hormones and changes in our posture. Also with breastfeeding prolonged positioning with curved postures can cause significant back pain.

You should only do very low level exercise while you are pregnant

            Exercise intensity is not a one size fits all prescription. A physical therapist can work with your physician to create a safe program for you. Exercise has so many benefits emotionally, physically, and physiologically, it is a part of pregnancy that should be addressed.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, have no fear- help is near! Call Impact Physical Therapy and schedule an appointment- mention this blog and receive 20% off your first appointment! We want to help you feeling your best, and leaving these concerning issues behind!



About Dr. Eric Hefferon

Dr. Eric Hefferon received his advanced doctorate degree in physical therapy from the innovative A.T. Still University. He has been practicing in the west valley for 6 years and has made strong ties to local gyms and medical practitioners. Dr. Hefferon started Impact Physical Therapy due to his passion for an individualized healthcare approach. He knew by creating a clinic that was out of network he could help give patients the results they deserve. His treatment style attracts patients from all over the valley and even out of state. People will travel to seek Dr. Hefferon’s solutions!

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