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Jessica McKinney, PT

Jessica McKinney, PT, Health Guide

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Jessica is a physical therapist and pelvic health advocate.

Bladder Retraining for OAB

The function of our bladder is something we generally take for granted, but this important organ can betray us in some pretty disruptive ways.  Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is a prime example.  It is classified by the sudden and extreme urge to void, often accompanied by increased frequency of urination and may or may not involve... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Jessica McKinney, PT

Jessica McKinney, PT, Health Guide

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Jessica is a physical therapist and pelvic health advocate.

Caring for Childbirth Afflictions in Underdeveloped Countries

My name was mentioned by a colleague on Twitter a few days ago, giving a generous nod to me as well as the unparalleled Dr. Jen Gunter and the Women’s Health Foundation, for our work in advocacy and women’s healthcare. Unfortunately, it was in the sad context of her reading a recent report on a legacy of trauma inflicted on laboring... Read moreChevron
posted 07/11/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

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Urologist

How to Clean an Intermittent Catheter

For a variety of different reasons, many people are unable to empty their bladders by voluntarily urinating. A large number of conditions can be associated with the inability to empty, including diabetes and spinal cord problems, such as tumors or multiple sclerosis. These patients have either a complete inability to empty their bladder, and no... Read moreChevron
posted 06/29/2014, comments (0)|
Jay Motola

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Urologist

How the Nervous System Controls Our Bladder

The urinary tract and the nervous system have a complex relationship. The nervous system has several divisions, but the normal activity of the bladder is related to the autonomic and central nervous system.   Here's some ways the nervous system influences the bladder.   How the bladder works   The bladder is basically responsible... Read moreChevron
posted 06/09/2014, comments (0)|
Jessica McKinney, PT

Jessica McKinney, PT, Health Guide

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Jessica is a physical therapist and pelvic health advocate.

Can Yoga Help Incontinence?

“Start with the breath…”  That’s what the yoga instructor said today at the class I attended.  “What separates us (in yoga) from the rest of fitness is the breath, the emphasis and attention to the breath”, she continued.  Just prior to class, I had been working on this piece and re-reading two... Read moreChevron
posted 05/30/2014, comments (0)|

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