In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share something I am thankful for. I am so thankful and happy to see more and more stories about pelvic floor physical therapy in the media! I am thankful that the word is spreading that there is help available to those who are dealing with pelvic pain, urinary and bowel issues. This is a group of people who have been suffering needlessly for far too long and I am so excited to see information coming out in mainstream publications and television.
Recently The Huffington Post published a story in their Healthy Living section titled My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Stories From Pelvic Floor Rehab. The author, Lynn Shattuck, is a woman going through rehab for some urinary issues. I think it is so wonderful that she is shedding a light on pelvic floor PT! She walks you through her appointments with a humorous view on her situation and gives you a peek into what its like to work with a pelvic floor therapist.
As much as I can tell you as a PT who does this type of therapy, and as much as I can talk you through what's going to happen, reading it from someone who is actually experiencing it is going to give to you good picture of what it will be like for you and probably help answer many questions that you may have.
The article has turned into a series, so go give it a read!
My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Part 1
My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Part 2
The Doctors also featured an episode on pelvic floor dysfunction last week. In the second clip they talk about pelvic floor PT:
It is so exciting for this information to be put out there. Here at my clinic we do our best to educate doctors and the public about what we do, but to see this all coming out on a national stage is really amazing. So to further spread the word, please share this information with your friends and family, I would be so thankful if you did!