Another day, another virtual trip around the world....this time the location is New York City again for a wonderful interview with the ever-gracious Amy Stein, the author of Heal Pelvic Pain and a world authority of the subject. Amy heads up her physical therapy practice in New York, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is an educator, author (print and DVD), women's health advocate and academic and was kind enough to spare some time to discuss her work and topics surround the subject of the 'overactive', 'too-short'and 'hypertonic' Pelvic Floor. There has been sooooo much discussing on 'Kegels being bad for you' and that not everyone needs to strengthen their Pelvic Floor without a enough explanation of the why's and also what do we teach instead!!!!! So, I thought I'd better get some good information from an industry 'fountain head' 🙂
We also discussed how to spot PF Hypertonicity and where we should guide clients to get help if we are not a specialist in this area and also covered my FAVOURITE topic of integrating Kegels with MOVEMENT to REALLY prepare women for the lives they lead or want to get back to leading. Get your pen and paper ready for some great information that I'm sure you can use straight away. 🙂
These are the questions I asked Amy....
This is Amy's Beyond Basics Physical Therapy website
This is a link to Amy's Beyond Basics Physical Therapy Facebook Page
This is a link to Amy's Twitter
And as always, there's no affliation at all, I just love the book, use the book a LOT as a reference point and if you are working with women I think you will too!
You might also like this blog: Help for the 'too tight'/ overactive Pelvic Floor too!
Do you feel like you need to/want to go deeper on the subject of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Female Pelvic Health?? I think you'll be interested in this....