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Women’s Health Education
February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Why It’s Time To Talk About Women’s Health.
Women’s Health primarily revolves around the pelvic floor, a group of muscles that play a large role in core control and everyday function.
- Core control = body’s ability to stabilize
- Pelvic Floor = essential piece of the core
Your pelvic floor sits between the tailbone and the pubic bone and acts to stabilize your hips and pelvis. The pelvic floor is responsible for controlling core stabilization, urine flow, sexual function, and so much more. Like any other muscle, the pelvic floor can be too tight or too lax, we want these muscles healthy and functioning properly to allow harmony within the body.
Why is proper pelvic floor functioning important?
- Proper alignment and control of your pelvis & core will ensure healthy function during exercise such as running or high intensity training
- Pelvic floor can affect urination habits (frequency, incontinence, pain)
- Pelvic floor, if under prolonged stress, can affect your posture
- The Pelvic floor and core are our homebase, if not stabilized it will affect all other parts of the body
- Hip impingement
- IT Band pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
Common Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Pain with bowel or urine release
- Frequent urination or urges to urinate
- Leaking with high pressure activities (coughing, sneezing, jump rope, running)
- Pain with sex
Want to Learn More About Women’s Health?
Join Doctors of Physical Therapy Alicia Ferriere and Emmi Aguillard for two events revolving around women’s health. We want to shed light on pelvic floor wellness and ensure your body is working optimally in a way that leaves you feeling healthy and able to perform your daily routines!
What we will talk about:
- What is the pelvic floor & what is its function in the body
- Why is this important for ALL women
- What are mechanisms & symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction
- How you rehab/prehab the pelvic floor