There’s one thing I recommend every single one of my clients do.
Go see a pelvic health physiotherapist (or sometimes called a physical therapist).
If you have the option and ability to get even one appointment with a pelvic health physio, you’re going to learn so much about recovering from birth, healing and strengthening your core and pelvic floor, and getting help with any issues you might be dealing with (like leaking, prolapse, diastasis recti and more).
And you know what?
With the COVID-19 pandemic happening right now pelvic health physiotherapy has never been so accessible.
Many clinics are offering telehealth sessions where you can have a virtual session with a physio.
Now before you ask, let me make it very clear that you don’t have to get naked from the waist down and expose yourself on camera to get great physio care through telehealth sessions.
So what exactly does it look like? What should you expect from a pelvic health assessment? Who should book an appointment?
These are all questions that are being answered by my own pelvic health physiotherapist, Gayle Hulme.
In our chat, we talk about:
- 2:12 :: What pelvic health physiotherapy is and why you’d want to see one postpartum.
- 6:40 :: Why you need to think beyond your core and pelvic floor when seeing your physio.
- 9:19 :: Should you see a pelvic health physiotherapist even if you don’t have any issues or concerns?
- 14:10 :: What telehealth sessions look like and what you can expect during a virtual session with a physiotherapist.
- 16:14 :: What won’t happen during your session (important note: you don’t have to get naked!!)
- 22:18 :: What Gayle’s thoughts are on whether you can get an accurate diagnosis of a prolapse via telehealth and how effective telehealth sessions truly are.
You can feel Gayle’s passion coming through, hey?
I love having chats like these!
The biggest takeaway I want you to gain from this is that there are so many options and you don’t have to just deal with any issues you might be experiencing.
Even if you feel like it’s “normal” because you gave birth, or minor because they’re not causing a ton of pain, there are options and solutions. You don’t have to just live with the annoyance and discomfort.
And even if you aren’t experiencing any issues, it’s a great idea to book a session just to get a check-up.
You get your teeth regularly cleaned and examined by your dentist, and you go in for a regular pap smear with your doctor, assessing your pelvic health is just as important.
Thank you so much for watching and remember, you deserve to be able to enjoy an active life you love – symptom free!
P.S. Please share this post with all your friends. Now more than ever we need to ensure moms are getting the support they need while staying safe at home.