podcast

November 2, 2020

What’s a Pelvic Physical Therapist and Why You May Need One

with podcast guest

Lindsey Vestal

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Lindsey Vestal is the owner of The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre and postnatal women in New York City. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, painful sex, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications.

In this episode, we talk about the common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, the truth about Kegels, how your bathroom habits affect your pelvic floor function, pelvic floor strengthening apps and devices, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • What is pelvic floor therapy?
  • How common is pelvic floor therapy?
  • The signs that you may be experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Clearing up the myth about Kegels
  • Why a focus on tightening your pelvic floor doesn’t necessarily strengthen it
  • The importance of seeing a women’s health PT once you’re experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • The most common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • The impact of your bathroom habits on pelvic floor function
  • The effectiveness of devices like the Squatty Potty
  • How anatomy relates to elimination functions
  • The negative side effects of modern living on pelvic floor function
  • The truth behind “small bladders”
  • Lindsey’s thoughts on pelvic floor strengthening apps and devices

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