What 12 Years of Providing Physical Therapy Taught Me About Treating Mummy Tummy (Diastasis Recti Abdominis, DRA)

As a physical therapist and expert in pelvic floor health, I believe that all “disease” is multifactorial and involves multiple systems including the spirit and soul.

The recent NPR article “Flattening The ‘Mummy Tummy’ With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day” by Michaleen Doucleff hit a nerve with several professionals in my line of work, myself included. There was a fury of action with rebuttals and opinion pieces. Read More…

Takeaways from a Pelvic Healer – Women’s Sexual Freedom and Enjoyment is Being Hijacked: 30 Million Women Want To Know Why

It’s not every day, well I don’t actually recall when a man has written something so compelling and so captivating and more importantly so true and relevant to my life mission and our profession.

I often wonder why is it that women are continuously relegated to the sidelines and many times ignored and mistreated by doctors. Is it gender bias stereotypes? Is it ignorance? Is it the “not in my back yard syndrome” or is it simply conditioning that needs to be shattered?

As a woman who suffered from pelvic floor dysfunction, I can tell you the medical community failed me and it wasn’t until I went deep into my pelvic floor healing that I came out of that darkness. Read More…

Is the Voice in Your Head Your Worst Enemy?

I recently had the pleasure to sit down with world-trnowned psychologist Zee Selvili and talk to her about self-compassion and how to tackle that voice in your head. Many times our voice in our head ends up being our worst enemy, especially for those of us who are sufering from pelvic floor conditions. Zee really knows hw to tell it like it is, read more to hear her truth bombs.

Are Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCP) the Panacea You Thought They Would Be?

There are 10 million women in the Unites States using “The Pill” as their primary means of contraception (Guttmacher). Unfortunately, most women don’t know how the pill works nor do they understand the profound effect the Pill is having on their lady parts. What’s even crazier is that I have seen “The Pill” prescribed for everything under the sun including but not limited to depression, migraines, infertility, menstrual cramps, endometriosis, acne and mood swings. Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein are putting the final touches on their new movie “Sweetening the Pill” and I wanted to take a moment to update all of my readers about the importance of the topic.

Improving The Core and Pelvic Floor of Pregnant Women, New Moms and Female Athletes

BELLY-PUMPING-STILL-275Training the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy, in the immediate post-partum period and during sports should involve a multi-system approach. For over a decade, when I rehab the pelvic floor and core muscles I work within the muscular, fascial, respiratory and nervous systems. There are two exercises that I feel are multi-system exercises that not only balance the pelvic floor muscles, but also strengthen the core, the back and provides great stability for the pregnant women.