Ep 41 – Why Every Woman Who’ve Gone Through Childbirth Must Do Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy with Guest Karin Salzman

As a women’s health coach one thing I talk to women about is getting back in shape after having a baby, but this is not the kind of shape you are thinking about. I am not talking about losing weight or getting your pre-baby body back. I’ve done a whole interview about this topic with Stephanie Sibbio who’s a holistic health coach, specializing in fitness and nutrition for new and expecting moms, so if you’re interested in this topic, listen to episode #6.

Today we are going to talk about getting your pelvic floor back in shape. This is important especially if you’ve gone through vaginal birth, but could be necessary even if you’ve had a c-section. Almost all women need to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist after birth. If you are struggling with incontinence, pain during intercourse, prolapse, tearing this episode is for you.

This topic is important because way too many women are afraid to talk about this feel shame and embarrassment and if they have these symptoms they are somehow damaged goods or broken. I want you to know that nothing can be further from the truth. You are a child of God and you deserve to be happy, to lead a joyful and full life. You have everything you need to thrive all you need to do is stay curious, open and be willing to do the work. Personally, I am done with keeping quiet, not talking about embarrassing and vulnerable issues. I hope this episode is helpful for you, feel free to reach out to me or Karin in our closed Facebook group ‘Busy Moms Get Healthy’, where we continue the conversation and you can ask questions related to your health or the health of your family. We are here to support you and your family.

By the way, If you are interested to work with me privately please feel free to reach out to me via email, dorit@healthbeginswithmom.com. I help women and teenage girls to love themselves, honor their body and thrive in it. I teach a system called The Feminine Current which is all about aligning how you live, love, work, play, mother, and parent with your body’s innate wisdom. I will teach you how to organize your life in a way that will feel like you are flowing and living with ease and lots of energy as opposed to being overwhelmed, stuck, and irritated. You deserve to live this way as so do your children. If this sounds interesting or at least something you are curious about let’s chat. I want to hear from you and would love to get on the phone with you. Send me an email and let’s see if we are a good fit.

Back to today’s topic! Today on the show I am chatting with Karin Salzman, a wife and mom of 4, and a physiotherapist who helps women heal from symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction so they can thrive and achieve their potential.

Here’s what we cover on the show:

  • What is pelvic floor physiotherapy
  • what are the symptoms of someone who needs pelvic floor physiotherapy
  • The five functions of the pelvic floor
  • What could disrupt the natural function of the pelvic floor
  • An exercise to locate the pelvic floor area
  • How would you know if you have a problem with your pelvic floor
  • Why are Kegel exercises not good enough to strengthen the pelvic floor?
  • Why didn’t I know about this kind of therapy?
  • when is a good time to visit a pelvic floor physiotherapist? Before or after birth?
  • What can I expect at a visit with a pelvic floor PT?

Show Notes: 

Karin Salzman PT
Pelvic Matters Physiotherapy clinic