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April 11, 2023

SE5: EP11 Pelvic Floor Problems in Menopause are Common Not Normal and Can Be Solved

SE5: EP11 Pelvic Floor Problems in Menopause are Common Not Normal and Can Be Solved

Pelvic conditions are common but NOT normal!

Conditions of urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence and painful sex that commonly occur through menopause are very treatable and should not be ignored. People should not "live with these issues'.

Kegels /pelvic floor contractions need to be prescribed and taught to an individual so that it fits their needs.

This week my guest is Ingrid Harm Ernandes. She has been a physical therapist specializing in Women’s Health for over 26 years. She was the Co-Director and a mentor for the Duke Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency Program She is board certified in Women’s Health (WCS) and Pelvic Floor Biofeedback. In 2021 she published her book, “The Musculoskeletal Mystery: How to solve your pelvic floor symptoms”.

In our conversation we discuss:

  1. What prompted Ingrid to write the book?
  2. How are the muscles involved in many of the pelvic floor conditions seen during menopause?
  3. What happens during a pelvic exam and pelvic physical therapy?
  4. What can people do to help themselves?

and more..

You connect with Ingrid on https://www.instagram.com/harmernandes/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingrid-harm-ernandes-5057773b/

Get a copy of her book from Desert Harvest https://www.desertharvest.com/the-musculoskeletal-mystery-how-to-solve-your-pelvic-floor-symptoms.html

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