Stepping into the world of pelvic health physical therapy has been eye opening for me but also inspiring in so many ways. The more I learn, the more I realize how uneducated and underserved this population is in this country. Did you know that in France every woman is given PT postpartum? Much better than a quick check at 6 weeks and an ok to return to activity that we get here in the US.
Every woman deserves better care than we are currently getting, whether you are postpartum or not, but the reality is that we all have pelvic floors! Pelvic floor issues can affect anyone, at any age, so although the ladies deserve so much more in terms of quality care, the reality is that every person deserves better!
I treat all genders and all ages with pelvic floor dysfunction. You don’t have to “just live with it” or feel in the dark about what is going on in your body and you are certainly not too old to start working on it. Physical therapy can be so effective at treating pelvic floor dysfunction from incontinence to pain to constipation to figuring out how to return to activity after having a baby. It is so encouraging to see the change that is already happening in this arena.
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