Your Best Pregnancy

by Jill Hoefs, MPT and Denise Jagroo, DPT, MTC, WCS

Your Best PregnancyPhysical therapists Jill Hoefs and Denise Jagroo have more than twenty years of combined experience helping women ease sore feet, aching backs, incessant peeing, and many other uncomfortable conditions throughout their pregnancies. Your Best Pregnancy provides simple solutions and easy exercises to help women feel their best from head to toe.

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Is pelvic pain preventing a better sex life?

by Jill Hoefs, MPT

What’s worse than dealing with a pain in the ass? Dealing with pelvic pain!

You’re not alone. Chronic pelvic pain, also known as vaginal pain, perineal pain, ‘pain down there’, or pelvic floor muscle pain, is a common problem. It affects approximately one in seven women. In one study of reproductive-aged women in primary care practices, the reported prevalence rate of pelvic pain was 39%. Of all referrals to gynecologists, 10% are for pelvic pain.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: More common than we think

by Jill Hoefs, MPT

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

Do you feel pressure or heaviness between your legs? Have you ever had the strange sensation that something is falling out of your vagina? Does your vagina look or feel different since having a baby? Have you changed the way you urinate or have bowel movements to complete one?

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The Real Reason You Have A Post-Pregnancy Belly Bulge

Jill Hoefs, MPT, contributor

You were probably elated when your belly started to grow during pregnancy, but now that you’ve given birth, it’s not so endearing.

Even if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, that belly pooch can stick around. Chances are it’s due to diastasis recti, a common condition that can actually start before pregnancy but can linger on for months, even years, if it’s not corrected.

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Having Pain During Sex? Here's Help

Jill Hoefs, MPT, contributor

Lots of scary firsts follow childbirth: Your first poop. Your first time driving with the baby in the backseat. Your first day home alone with a helpless miniature humanoid that looks like a (cute) alien-monkey and needs you every waking second.

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Health Podcast

Interview with Jill Hoefs, MPT

Take a moment to listen to Jill Hoefs, guest of Tom Fuld on The Heart of Healing podcast, speaking about the benefits of physical therapy for a variety of women's physical issues and pains.

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Separation anxiety

Jill Hoefs, MPT, contributor

A relatively common condition, diastasis recti abdominis, a separation of the rectus abdominal muscles, often remains undiagnosed with patients frequently trying the wrong exercises or seeking plastic surgery when physical therapy may offer a solution.

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