044. Leaky Pelvis: Understanding Our Postpartum Bodies, Why We Leak, & What We Can Do About It with Physical Therapist Angie Peters, MPT
No more guessing. We’re going to be proactive gather information to help our bodies and ourselves. We are worth it. I’m worth it. You’re worth it.
Physical Therapist Angie Peters is BACK! And we’re talking all things leakage after babies. Because…no more guessing. We’re going to learn more so we can strengthen our bodies and regain our sense of dignity around things that effect many moms like a leaking pelvis.
Angie is a physical therapist on the island of Maui who specializes in pelvic floor rehab. I used her services during & after two of my three pregnancies. She offered me loving support, guidance, & care during those sensitive times to help me figure out what was going on with my body and what I could do about it. Seeing her as a recovering mom opened my eyes to a whole world of resources that is available to postpartum moms!
Angie graduated with a masters degree from the University of Utah School of Physical Therapy in 2002. She has over 17 years of experience and continuing education in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has extensive post graduate work in the field of Women’s Health & Pelvic Rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Angie shows great enthusiasm in education and improvement of pain-free function through a variety of clinic skills. She shares her free time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys golfing, pickleball, and the great outdoors.
Angie serves our Maui community with a gentle and generous heart & I’m thrilled she is here to serve my listener community here at Elevating Motherhood as we dive deeper into the topic of leaky pelvis.
In This Episode, We Talk About:
Fecal leakage and smearing (yes, we go there)
Surprising contributors to leakage problems
What your poop is telling you
How our diet contributes to or solves leakage problems
Proper toileting mechanics
What’s normal… what’s not
When to seek help from a physical therapist
Basic pelvic floor anatomy that all mamas should know
What’s going on in our bodies when they aren’t functioning quite right
How we can avoid wearing pads to protect against leaks
Ideas for strengthening the pelvic floor
The coconut wireless & Kegel exercises
Exercising & leakage
The role of core strength on pelvic strength
Connect with Angie here: www.mauipelvicrehab.com
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