Two months ago, a low back injury creeped back into my life. Since I was in my second trimester, I chose to seek help from a pelvic floor therapist. This being my first pregnancy, I knew nothing about pelvic floor therapy. Honestly, I didn't really know it existed until last fall when I met Tricia, a local pelvic floor therapist. In this episode, Tricia answers pelvic floor related questions submitted via Instagram, Facebook and the Pivot Nutrition Coaching program.
What's in this episode?
[2:34] What is the pelvic floor?
[3:01] Why is important to have a strong pelvic floor?
[4:17] What are signs or symptoms of a weak pelvic floor?
[7:01] What type of patients you typically work with?
[8:00] Can men benefit from PFT?
[10:16] When is the best time to start working with a PFT? Should you go when pregnant OR wait until after pregnancy?
[13:33] What are the best ways to prep your body through PFT and exercise? Are there specific exercise you should or shouldn't do during pregnancy?
[19:41] How soon should you start PFT after giving birth?
[21:14] Are pelvic floor exercises someone women should continue to do forever after a C-section or birth in general
[23:29] How can you improve pelvic floor many YEARS after having kids?
[25:24] How do you go about finding a PFT near you and that's the right fit? Does insurance cover PFT?
*Herman & Wallace
[26:43] What are some common misconceptions about pelvic floor therapy that we maybe didnt mention yet?
[31:29] Anything important we haven’t discussed that you want people to know?
[33:32] Where can people find you / how can people work with you if they're in the Grand Forks area?