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I often have a lot of questions about what to expect in the pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation and treatment. In this video I break it down for you! Pelvic floor (aka pelvic health) physical therapy is the assessment of the muscles and tissues of and around the pelvic area (internal and external) in order to eliminate any pain and symptoms. Pelvic health physical therapy involves treatment of bowel, bladder, digestive and sexual functions. Additionally the pelvic floor may also be a driver in the other orthopedic pain such as low back or hip pain. It is important to note that internal treatment is not necessary for every session as there are many other areas to assess and treat as well. I believe that all people, particularly women, would benefit from at least a couple sessions of pelvic health therapy in order to minimize the onset of symptoms later in life.
There are many issues that one may experience during intercourse that can be resolved with a high quality lubricant. There are three main types of lubricants. Knowing the benefits of each will help you make a better selection and improve the overall comfort of your experience.
If pain does not improve with a good lubricant and is not improving in general, reach out to a pelvic health therapist and they can do a full assessment to determine if there are other contributing factors.
Cesarean sections, though quite common, make for quite a different recovery experience for the Mama. I encourage women to discuss with their providers before delivery how they can make a cesarean more family friendly and keep as much of the birth experience to it rather than making it so clinical and sterile. Even if a woman is planning a vaginal delivery, I encourage women to ask questions about what their provider does to make it a unique experience.
Even bladder problems to a small degree, such as incontinence (or leakage), urgency and frequency can be EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. In this video I BUST ALL THE MYTHS about bladder problems being common – but not normal. You will learn the KEY TIPS & GUIDELINES I routinely guide people through in order to REGAIN CONTROL of your bladder problems.
Restrengthening your body after have your baby is not as straight forward as it seems. There are so many things to consider. As a Pelvic Health & Postpartum Expert, I’ve worked with THOUSANDS of women over my 10 years in practice. And I’m bringing my expertise TO YOUR HOME!
With my new ONLINE POSTPARTUM EXERCISE PROGRAM – BEYOND BIRTH – you will not only more thoroughly restrengthen your core, but you will shift your mindset and have all the strategies to ensure you succeed. No excuses here, ladies!
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that line the bowl of the pelvis. And they do a LOT more than what most realize. I’m here to tell you that a healthy pelvic floor is so much more than Kegels!! Join me as I break down the 5 MAIN FUNCTIONS of the pelvic floor and considerations for each function. Gaining a better understanding of their functions can allow for a more thorough perspective for your healing.
Scar massage after delivery is a key piece to a woman’s healing journey that is often missed. It is too frequently overlooked by providers but can provide a great deal of relief in their healing journey if done appropriately. Scar massage can alleviate pain, bladder urgency/frequency and even pain with intercourse. This is important for someone to do whether they had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean. Any sort of tearing where tissue was injured and compromised can benefit from scar massage.
We all have stress in our lives. But knowing how to calm down when you’re stressed and anxious can be imperative. Not only for your sanity, but for your entire body’s well being. As an Energy Healer, I am often helping people optimize their healing. One big step to optimize your body’s natural healing functions is to minimize the stress overload, or sympathetic overdrive, within our body. If the body feels it needs to be in survival mode, other key functions are compromised. Watch and take notes on some key strategies that I utilize every day to help people calm their nervous system from day-to-day stress.