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May 17, 2023

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Pelvic Healthcare

with podcast guest

Lindsey Vestal


Lindsey Vestal is an occupational therapist with a special interest in pelvic health. She founded the first in-home pelvic health practice in NYC run by OT, the Functional Pelvis. She teaches OTs how to become rock-star pelvic floor therapists. Lindsey is a pioneer in pelvic health and has dedicated her career to helping individuals.

In this episode, Lindsey and I talk about how occupational therapy supports people, her insights into the importance of a holistic approach to pelvic health, what it looks like to receive trauma-informed care, why practitioners in this field need to be knowledgeable and empathetic, how you can find the right pelvic floor therapist for you, and so much more!


  • How Lindsey was inspired to pursue a career in occupational therapy with a specialization in pelvic floor therapy
  • The history of occupational therapy and how it helps people get back to doing the things they love
  • The importance of breathing and functional movements and how they are often overlooked in conventional medical approaches
  • Why conscious breathing can have a positive impact on pelvic health
  • Missed opportunities and the lack of continued support for postoperative patients
  • Lindsey’s experience as a trauma-informed practitioner
  • Why trauma-informed care needs to become more accessible
  • What trauma-informed care looks like in pelvic floor therapy
  • Challenges in pelvic floor therapy training
  • Tips on finding the right pelvic physical therapist with you


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