The world is your oyster…
Hello! Welcome to The Pliable Pelvis! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re a postpartum woman with pelvic girdle pain and you’re trying to find answers or ideas, then dive in. Postpartum recovery is a process. But the pelvis is one of the most adaptable area of the body. Enjoy reading. When it comes to healing, the world is your oyster.
“If pain is a puzzle, we should not throw away pieces of the jigsaw just because we are obsessed with a preconceived single solution.” –Patrick Wall, Neuroscientist
“He just doesn’t understand sometimes!” … “I don’t feel like I have the support that I need.” “I don’t feel cared for.” … “I am not getting the affection that I desire.” Let’s face it – having a baby in the household can be stressful. Literally everything in your world has changed (think: anatomy, physiology,Continue reading ““He just doesn’t understand!?!””
Imagine if you, dear postpartum mother, started to not feel so great… You’re tired, a little run down, achy, a little short-fused… Maybe the pain that you had before has suddenly increased. Was it the long day sitting at the computer? A long day managing the kids at home? There just seems to be noContinue reading “Rest – Go and get you some!”
Many women struggling with pelvic floor dysfunctions (ie, urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, constipation, and/or pelvic and low back pain) have been told “Oh, that’s just your age” or “Well, you had a baby. What do you expect?” Contrary to popular belief, there IS a way to be proactive and conservatively manage not just your symptomsContinue reading “Acupuncture and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Teamwork Approach”
If you were to broadcast your inner thoughts out into the world, what would people think? Recently, this question was brought up in a discussion I was having with a postpartum physical therapy client. Such a good question, right?! What would people think of your inner thoughts? Truth be told, my initial inner response toContinue reading “The Inner Critic”
Ladies, you’ve just completed the most athletic endeavor of your entire life (or really the most physically demanding experience that any human can endure): you’ve been pregnant for many months and then gave birth or had a c-section in order to finally hold your baby(ies) in your arms. Let’s just say that during that processContinue reading “Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Build a Better House”
You’ve been there… You’re sitting in the waiting room, waiting for a medical appointment to begin. Your appointment was supposed to begin 15 minutes ago. You have a list a questions on your mind that you’re not sure you’re going to have time (or the confidence) to ask. You’re not even sure you have timeContinue reading “Important Question(s) Missed in Healthcare”
As a woman, I can attest that life gets messy. We have conversations and experiences with people (often those who are closest to us: children, spouses, friends, relatives, etc) that leave us frustrated, flat, agitated, and possibly even just plain sad. Life is full of roller coaster-like ups & downs. Those times of crisis andContinue reading “Stones of Health: Be the Architect of your own Health Cairn”
Whether you’re an aspiring runner or a seasoned runner, having a baby shakes things up a bit. You’ve probably been ‘cleared for activity’ and you may have already started light exercise or even started care with a pelvic health PT (all of which deserve a huge pat on the back!). However, many questions still remain.Continue reading “I’m over 4 months postpartum. When can I get back running?!”
If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ve been hearing a lot about pelvic floor PT. Not only is that my personal/professional bias (since I am one!) but pelvic floor PT is also growing in its level of popularity in order to better serve and care for postpartum women (check out this TED talk).Continue reading “Who’s In Your Tribe?”
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