Urology Austin

Stop and Smell the Roses

Patients are often surprised when pelvic floor physical therapists prescribe breathing as an exercise.  You might think, “how is focusing on breathing going to help me feel better?”  Let’s explore the wonders of diaphragmatic breathing, also known as “belly breathing,” and how this simple technique can lead to big improvements in your health.

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Physical Therapy


Before Your Prostatectomy

I work at the largest urology practice in Central Texas. This means that I get the opportunity to work with a lot of docs doing prostatectomies. Most men are getting a prostatectomy because they have prostate cancer. Some men get a prostatectomy for other reasons. But, I can assure you that no man gets a prostatectomy to lose a few pounds.

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Physical Therapy


Probing around

It doesn’t happen nearly as often as it used to, thank goodness, but it still happens.  Patients come to me wanting “that thing that reads what I’m doing, like a video game or something”.  That “thing” is called a biofeedback machine.

There are two types used in the pelvic floor world. 

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Physical Therapy


Ripping Your Skin Off

There is a huge disagreement in the pelvic pain world.  Some people say that you should cause no pain to patients who come to you for treatment of pelvic pain.  The others believe that you should address what is causing the root of pelvic pain in as efficient a manner as possible.  These two viewpoints don’t have to be at odds,

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Physical Therapy


Sometimes I Know Why You Hurt

It’s true.  People have issues in their back, hips, pelvis, bladder, urethra, genitals, vagina and rectum for a handful of reasons.  It doesn’t get that wild.  What is actually wild is the depths some patients have to go through to get referred to the appropriate care. I’ve listed super common reasons why people have pelvic issues…

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Physical Therapy


Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Visit

Don’t show up in work out pants.  They’re just going to come off.  That should put the “what do I wear” question to rest.  Pelvic floor physical therapy is unlike any other physical therapy you have been exposed to.  This is a much more invasive and intimate type of physical therapy.  On your first visit,

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Physical Therapy


Holiday food and urinary health

Holiday food can make urinary health less cheery

Many people enjoy their holidays with friends and family around elaborate meals that include seasonal favorites. Unfortunately, many holiday food choices aren’t normally part of a regular diet. Rich, heavy foods, sugars and alcoholic beverages cause some to worry about gaining extra pounds during the holidays.

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Overactive bladder


Urinary leakage and exercise

Why do I leak when I exercise?

Sudden urinary leakage…it happens to both men and women of all ages, and fitness levels. Whether you’re a couch potato, a high school athlete, or a seasoned marathon runner, urinary leakage happens! Unfortunately, leakage is also a popular reason for sidelining well-intentioned individuals from participating in fitness activities.

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Female Urology


You Must Drink Water Correctly

My husband and I were once at a gas station paying for a bag of beef jerky.  It was some organic super left-wing, not really meat, more like a meat imposter edible– it was horrible.  Don’t ever buy those.  If you want something that feels and smells like meat, then I suggest…meat.  So anyways,

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Physical Therapy


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