How to Push Safely During Labor
So you have a little one on the way?! Congratulations, mama! Maybe this is your first pregnancy and you want to learn how to push safely and confidently but do not know where to start. Maybe you this is your second, third, or fourth pregnancy and you want to learn a different way to push. […]
You’re Probably Thinking “Why did a Physical Therapist Create a Birth Course?
I get it mama. I actually thought the same thing when my patients started telling me to create this course. But let me explain. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I specialize in helping mamas with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Typically (but not always), problems with peeing, pooping, and sex happen after delivering children. […]
So You’re Scared of Tearing during Birth?
Mama, I get it. I was scared too. Despite all of my knowledge as a pelvic floor physio, I still had concerns. But here’s the thing. Fear does not have to be part of your birth story. I have learned that preparing for birth takes more than just packing a hospital bag and going to […]
Is pain down there normal?
Despite the diagnosis your physician may have given you, I am here to tell you that pain down there is NOT normal. Yes, there are a plethora of diagnoses relating to pelvic pain. Many of them are directly related to the pelvic region such as vulvodynia, vaginismus, endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic pain syndrome and interstitial cystitis. […]
What to expect at a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, relentless hip issues, bowel or bladder dysfunction or coccyx pain, a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation could be your next step towards finding a solution. These evaluations help not only assess the pelvic floor, but they also look at whole posture and movement as well. A pelvic floor physical therapy […]
Are you practicing safe Pilates?
This past weekend I attended a two-day course in San Diego learning how to incorporate Pilates into my pelvic floor physical therapy practice. It was amazing to be surrounded by 30 other female PT’s who are just as excited about pelvic floor PT as I am! (#nerds). The course instructor was a Certified Pilates Instructor […]