WTF is a Pelvic Floor with Gina Cunningham

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By Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT and Emmalee Bierly, LMFT, Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT, and Emmalee Bierly. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Welcome to Pelvic Floor Health 101! This week on ShrinkChicks, Emmalee and Jen are joined by Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Gina Cunningham. She clues us in to what a pelvic floor actually is and why pelvic floor health matters. Gina explains the reasons why someone might need pelvic floor physical therapy and takes us through what a typical evaluation looks like. She answers some of your questions like: is it possible to do anything to prepare your pelvic floor for childbirth? What is diastasis recti? Do kegel exercises actually work? Is it normal to pee a little when you sneeze, cough, run, etc.?Tune in to gain insight, awareness, and action!

The resources Gina mentioned to locate a practitioner near you:

https://pelvicrehab.com

https://ptl.womenshealthapta.org

Thanks to this week's sponsor Dipsea for supporting ShrinkChicks! We have an exclusive offer for our listeners: an extended 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/shrink

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