The Roo-girl has had some problems with back pain.
This is probably inherently obvious, considering the kinds of things she does to her body on a regular basis.
But after a foray with a chiropractor (I know people swear by 'em, but I was weirded out by the whole thing), therapeutic massage (worked REALLY well!) and, ultimately, a visit to an actual primary care physician, we have determined it is basically muscle strain.
And she was referred for physical therapy.
A few exercises and some tricks on how to get out of bed in the morning were the first order of the day.
Interestingly, she was told that one leg is a little shorter than the other -- because her pelvis is slightly tilted out of alignment. Wonder how THAT could be?
Ah well, anyway, the guy in charge of her treatment explained a simple exercise that she could do to untilt herself on her own, plus a few other things to strengthen her core.
I had been sitting off to the side, quietly minding my own beeswax.
Until he described yet another exercise.
"Squeeze your muscles together like you are stopping the flow of urine," he told her.
And I promptly fell out of the chair laughing.
Yes, my daughter has been instructed to do Kegel exercises.
I do have to say that it took ALL my self-control not to tell her that her husband would appreciate it later.