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Understanding Pelvic Floor Pain and Physical Therapy at Each Life Stage | Carine Carmy

Understanding Pelvic Floor Pain and Physical Therapy at Each Life Stage

More than 40 million women in the U.S. experience pelvic floor pain or dysfunction. But unfortunately, there are only about 5,000 pelvic floor specialists equipped to properly address these issues. At various stages of life, from pre-pregnancy to menopause, there are several things women need to know about pelvic floor health.

In this episode, we hear from Carine Carmy, the co-founder of Origin, the top pelvic floor physical therapy provider. From her extensive background in healthcare and technology, she discusses pelvic floor anatomy, common issues as women age, the relationship between pelvic floor pain and muscle spasms, birth, menopause, and everything in between. Listen to learn about what you can do to prevent and address pelvic floor issues.

Discussed in this episode on the pelvic floor:

  • What does good pelvic floor function look like?

  • Painful intercourse and the brain-body connection

  • Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Pelvic floor and its relationship with pain, pleasure, and orgasm

  • What is the most important exercise for pelvic floor?

  • Common pelvic floor issues after giving birth

  • What happens to the pelvic floor during menopause and as we age?

“We often think about pelvic floor therapy as, ‘Let me do my kegels after I have a baby so that I don’t pee my pants.’ But it’s really so much more than that. It’s also tied to orgasm and pleasure.” - Carine Carmy

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