Pelvic Floor related wellness is something that no one would have ever realized is even a career path - I know, strange. I work with women who have had all sorts of crazed information thrown their way. From the gynecologist who has told his patient that she has a "fiery, angry vagina" to the male urologist who referred my patient to a plastic surgeon because "no one will ever find THAT vagina attractive", my job is to clean up your mess. You're welcome.
Women have, through out history, always been degraded, less than and there to "please" our male counterpart. When it comes to our pelvic energy and our sacral + root chakras - we're energetically a MESS, unstable, insecure and forever not enough. But, when it comes to the medical field we have less than ideal options to turn to when it comes to our pelvic muscles, the confusion of why are we getting constipated all the time or worse - childbirth and a "baby belly" that everyone tells you there's nothing you can do about (until recently with NPR's article on diastasic recti getting fixed with one exercise 10 minutes a day which will be a whole other blog post). But, our pelvic muscles are important integrative part to our health and wellness, resolving prolapse, incontinence as well as low back pain.
Energetically, even just reading these words, we FEEL the mess that the outside world has given us and we've stored in our sacral centers. When we are told that our vaginas are not enough and when our beautiful and magnificent body part that makes us a woman is turned in to a slanderous word for men to use to call each other LESS than ( can I say, "don't be a pussy" ) it stores there and it manifests as pain, discomfort, urinary issues, constipation, pelvic prolapse and even more so self doubt and PAIN.
So then fast forward to how I spend my day - I am a pelvic floor physical therapist. I work with women (and men) who have pelvic pain, discomfort with their pelvic centers, prolapse, diastasic recti and so much more. I spend my day talking about bowel movements, pelvic pain, vaginas, and tailbone pain. I talk more about childbirth than anyone else I know who's never had a baby... and it makes people uncomfortable.
This blog post is a call to action - talk to your girl friends, male friends and medical practitioners about what you need help with. Know that urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse are a common condition but they are NOT normal. Let's get you help. Let's break the taboo. And visualize the world where women get the medical help they need - with integral care for one another.
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