Allow me to properly introduce myself before we dive into and expose the vast world of women’s (un)mentionable pelvic health issues.
My name is Lacey.
I am not a writer. (Shout out to the thesaurus)
I am a wife, mama, Christian, and recreational soccer player.
I (will) overuse parentheses.
But, for Blog’s sake – let me get to the point.
I am a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health and I am super dang passionate about women getting the treatment we should in order to function the way we deserve!
Let me expand…
Prior to PT school, I worked as a PT tech in an outpatient clinic where I was privileged to be introduced to pelvic rehabilitation by a wonderful pelvic health physical therapist, who is now my friend and forever mentor. Of the many successful outcomes I heard from her, the following story was the most powerful at that time to my baby PT ears:
After ten years of marriage, this particular patient and her husband had been unable to have sex due to the associated pelvic pain she experienced with attempts. As time went on, this couple desired to have children, but it was an impossibility to naturally conceive due to their inability to have intercourse. This journey led them to seek assistance from a pelvic health physical therapist. A thorough evaluation was completed to determine the origin of pelvic floor dysfunction followed by implementation of individualized interventions to perform during PT sessions and at home. Within a matter of weeks, she and her spouse were able to have the long awaited pain-free sex (!!!) with the hope of conceiving a child. – Life. Changing. RIGHT?!
The moment I heard this story, I aspired to join the physical therapy world for the purpose of contributing to the success of helping this underserved population of women. Little did I know that there was a much broader spectrum of pelvic health issues that I would also be learning about and becoming just as passionate to achieve resolution in those women who sought treatment and reach those too hesitant to do the seeking.
Now that I have been a physical therapist for several years, I have realized my desire to educate the female community (in a greater sense of the word) only continues to grow. What better way to expand that quest than to throw it out there on a blog and social media? There are countless topics to discuss, pieces of advice to share, and laughs to be had.
Of the many subjects we will unwrap, here is a very general teaser of what is to come:
- SEX (and I do mean SEX)
- Pelvic pain
- Bladder pain
- Urinary incontinence (leaking pee)
- Anal incontinence (leaking poop and/or gas)
- Menstrual Cycles
- Postpartum LYFEEE (#mombod)
- and more…
My hope, through REAL talk about these REAL pelvic health matters, is that women will feel empowered, supported, encouraged, and seek the help needed (or pass it along) in order to conquer that leaky bladder, painful vagina, cranky colon, ETC., to feel whole again! WE FREAKING DESERVE THAT, yo.
So, cheers, ladies! Here we go.