More than 30% of women today experience pelvic floor pain or dysfunction, with few solutions available today. Listen to Carine Carmy of Origin pelvic floor physical therapy to learn more.
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:
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
Related to this episode:
Check out Origin: www.theoriginway.com
All Pelvic Health Resources
North American Menopause Society: www.menopause.org
Intl. Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: www.isswsh.org
American College of OB-GYN: www.acog.org
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