Susan Winograd: Pelvic Health & Wellness - Laurie Seely

Susan Winograd: Pelvic Health & Wellness

Apr 8, 2020 | 0 comments

 

Susan Winograd: Pelvic Health & Wellness

 

This episode may contain curse words and descriptive, detailed talk about other things …

Your deep core system is made up of four different muscles.

Do you sometimes experience pain or digestive issues?

Your body is going to do what it needs to do to function but if we aren’t doing it right, other parts of your body will step in.

Sometimes people experience painful sex, bladder leakage and more…..

But the good news is- Pelvic floor therapy can help identify where you have weaknesses in your deep core and help fix those issues.

In this episode, host Laurie Seely speaks with Susan Winograd, Physical Therapist and they discuss….

• Susan shares her story and how she is coping with the pandemic going on
• All about your pelvic floor
• Tips on how to keep your deep core system healthy

Tune into this 60-minute episode + I speak with Susan Winograd, Physical Therapist + she shares all about our deep core systems and ways to help keep them healthy!

Key Points:

• Find ways to keep you grounded and focused on positive things. This can include waking up early, writing in a journal etc.
• Pelvic floor therapy can help people with bladder dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, urinary retention, postpartum and more.
• You have to treat your core in order to get ready for your pelvic floor therapy.
• Your deep core system is made up of four muscles. Pelvic floor, respiratory diaphragm, deepest abdominal muscle, and the transverse abdominis in your back.
• Your deep core system is what stabilizes your movement.
• Your body is going to do what it needs to do to function but if we aren’t doing it right, other parts of our body will take over. This can cause pain, weakness and more.
• Your muscles in your pelvic floor form the shape of a hammock.
• There are 3 layers of muscles to your pelvic floor.
• The Levator Ani muscle is your 3rd layer of pelvic floor muscles. It consists of your bladder, your uterus and lower rectum.
• The exam to determine where you need help in your pelvic floor muscles consists of an internal and external exam.
• Men can have pelvic floor muscle weakness too.
• An exercise that can be used to strengthen those muscles would be to, tighten the outside of your vagina or penis like you are lifting a blueberry or tightening up.
• You can determine your pelvic floor strength and weaknesses by your breathing and diaphragm.
• The key to pelvic floor therapy is to generate movement from the core.
• By having pelvic therapy, you can re balance your digestive system because it removes pressure in your diaphragm.
• Always make sure to chew your food.
• Remember, “If you feel something, say something”
• Post-partum and involuntary contraction of the floor muscles can cause painful sex.
• If you have painful sex, it can cause issues with your quality of life, relationships, and emotional health.
• There are things you can use during and after menopause to eliminate painful sex.
• Word of advice from Susan, breathing is everything. Take time to breathe slowly, start and stop your breathing or change your pattern of breathing.
• Anyone who has an inflamed immune system are going to have a predisposition to auto immunities.
• You can find Susan on her website at www.pelviccorerehab.com
• You can also find Susan on Facebook and Instagram.
• Susan is offering a freebie that will help you connect and understand your pelvic floor more! Click here! 

 

 

 

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Laurie Seely

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