Gut Feelings

You know that feeling you get when something doesn’t feel quite right? Like something’s off? Maybe you’re noticing the difference in your body’s state when you eat a nourishing meal vs when you eat a quick, less satisfying, and less wholesome meal. OR…maybe…it’s that the pain you’re experiencing seems so intense and just isn’t goingContinue reading “Gut Feelings”

Acupuncture and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Teamwork Approach

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”

The Inner Critic

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”

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Build a Better House

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”

The pace (and price) of modern day life…

For the women out there who are juggling a hundred things all day/every day (and are getting tired of doing so), this Tedx Talk is for you…

Important Question(s) Missed in Healthcare

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”

I’m over 4 months postpartum. When can I get back running?!

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?!”

Who’s In Your Tribe?

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?”

Your pelvic floor muscles are 30% sprinters, 70% marathoners. Part 2.

If you caught up with us in part 1, you may be nodding your head thinking “oh, well that makes sense. I’ve definitely tried kegels here and there but I’m still leaking, my back still sort of hurts, and my vagina still doesn’t feel right.” In part 1, we chatted about what it means toContinue reading “Your pelvic floor muscles are 30% sprinters, 70% marathoners. Part 2.”

Your pelvic floor muscles are 30% sprinters, 70% marathoners. Part 1.

That’s right. Your pelvic floor muscles are 30% fast twitch fibers and 70% slow twitch fibers. That means doing traditional kegels is really only getting 30% of function (think: sort of like using sprints to train for a marathon…which seems silly doesn’t it?!). And let’s be real. Many days or weeks in a postpartum mother’sContinue reading “Your pelvic floor muscles are 30% sprinters, 70% marathoners. Part 1.”