ESSENTIAL PELVIC HEALTH
Initial Evaluation (75-90 minutes)
This is where a client centered treatment plan is developed. An in depth interview process will be performed first to build a safe connection between the therapist and client. Here is where the detective work begins to investigate all potential causes for your symptoms. I will then perform comprehensive musculoskeletal assessments, pelvic floor assessments, and alignment/posture/breathing assessments to identify appropriate treatment approaches to guide you in your healing journey. This is where education and mindfulness begins!
Treatment Sessions (60 minutes)
This time is available for mind and body development which may include:
This is a virtual offering of the initial evaluation and treatment sessions explained above. So much information can be obtained and shared through secured online video sessions. I can see how you move and breath, and ask the vital questions to acquire a detailed history. I can verbally and visually guide you through assessments, education, and program development from the comfort and security of your own home. A lot of the big “game changer” impacts of this work begin with understanding your body and how to get it to work in your favor.
Free Virtual Pelvic Health Support
I am so excited to be able to meet with the local community as well as folks from around the world! This is a space intended to share, learn, and support other like minded humans. I have created a list of special interest topics you will find outlined below. For more detailed information, go to the “Free Support” section on the home page of this website. Please reach out and let me know if there is a topic of interest you would like to see added to the next roll out of meetings!
Constipation is no joke! Empower yourself to take back control of your bowels through awareness, posture, breathing strategies, massage, diet, and routine.
How to prevent and reduce annoying bladder symptoms such as urgency, frequency, leakage, overactive bladder, UTI like symptoms, and nocturia (multiple trips to the bathroom at night). Learn why these things can happen and tips to prevent and/or eliminate them!
We will discuss causes and techniques to reduce pain during intercourse. Why stop there though? Sex should be more than just pain free, right? We will explore the components of an orgasm, erection, and various ways to improve sexual health.
The pelvic floor muscles are one group of muscles out of four that make up our true “core system”. Learn the major components and how to improve your core through breath, posture, and exercise. We will also review tips to prevent dysfunction that can lead to urinary leakage, pelvic organ prolapse, and injury.
We will discuss breathing strategies, pelvic floor coordination for delivery, delivery position options, perineal massage techniques, abdominal binders and SIJ belt options, and more.
Most of us don’t have a great working knowledge of how our bodies work before pregnancy. That makes it really hard to navigate putting it back in working order after delivery. Let’s talk about bladder, bowel, and sexual health! We will discuss tips for caring for baby, daily tasks, breast feeding, and wearing your baby.
Lets not forget considerations to safely return to exercise, and Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation) assessment and management.
Pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more of your pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, or rectum) shift down into the vaginal canal. This sounds very scary, but is very manageable when you have a good understanding of what is going on in your body.
I will be working on making my live workshops available in an online format until we can meet again in person! Here are the workshops that will be available:
- Pelvic Floor Introduction
- Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor, and accessory muscles and structures involved.
- Learn what healthy function looks like, as well as dysfunction.
- Learn how to connect with these muscles, and strategies to optimize your pelvic health.
- The Pelvic Floor of your Core
- Learn the main components of the true “core system”, how these muscle groups work together, and how your posture and breath can impact your core.
- Pelvic Floor Fitness Training Session
- Geared towards athletes of all levels, trainers, and wellness professionals to learn the true “core system”, how to enhance your performance, and how to prevent injury and dysfunction such as prolapse and leakage.