Pelvic Floor

How to Become a Great Pelvic Health Provider

How to Become a Great Pelvic Health Provider

I get it. You’re new (or at least new to this specialty). You want to help women and men reclaim their lives, educate and empower them. But you also think: “is this really for me?” “Will I be able to do it?” “Where do I even get started?” 

I’ve been there. I had to wrestle with the same questions in grad school. And since that time, this is the most common question I get from new grads. So it’s about dang time I write a post about it! 

Do You Know How to Kegel?

Do You Know How to Kegel?

One of the most common questions I get from friends, acquaintances, and patients is “How do I know that I’m doing Kegels right?” With patients who see me for pelvic floor problems, this is easy to assess. But I can’t really do that with my friends and readers, which brings us to this post!

Why You Shouldn't Kegel

Why You Shouldn't Kegel

In 1948, Dr. Arnold Kegel published a study about exercises to increase muscle tone of the pelvic floor muscles (specifically pubococcygeus) to treat women with incontinence (leaking pee) after childbirth. Scientists are super original so the exercises were named after him. Thus the birth of Kegels (Get it!? Birth... kegel!? Just LOL silently for me ok?) 

Since then Kegels have become a magical, fix all cure.