This week I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie Schwalbe from Well Being Physical Therapy in Murray, Utah, specializing in the pelvic floor.
If you have pain during sex, pelvic pain, leaking of any type, pelvic floor strain, feeling the effects of childbirth (episiotomy, scar tissue, prolapse, discomfort) or help with athletic performance – this podcast is for you.
I think this covers just about everyone.
You will learn what your pelvic floor supports and why it is just as critical to have therapy for the pelvic muscles as much as you would need therapy for a knee after surgery,
She and I also tap into some of the reasons for sexual pain – the physical as well as emotional.
Her treatment aligns heart and mind with the body.
What you are experiencing may be common – all your friends may have the same problem – but that doesn’t mean it is normal.
This week I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie Schwalbe from Well Being Physical Therapy in Murray Utah.
Valerie is a physical therapist specializing in the pelvic floor, which can literally affect your body head to toe. Your pelvic floor is the undercarriage muscle that supports gas, urine, stool, as well as the bony structure of the pelvis. It also contributes to your sexual well being. She has been expertly trained to treat the physical as well as the emotional side of pelvic pain and dysfunctions. She works with men, women and children to help conditions due to scar tissue, prolapse, voiding issues, pre and postnatal care. athletic performance and so much more.
Valerie explains that while we would treat an ankle after a sprain or a knee after surgery, we are missing critical treatment after a pelvic floor strain due to a variety of reasons – including childbirth.
Today she and I also tap into some of the reasons for pain during intercourse and how a Pelvic Floor specialist can help. There are a variety of reasons for the discomfort, lack of desire or orgasm.. She can help dissect what is really happening and come up with a treatment plan. Is what you are experiencing physical or emotional – and possibly both.
Your brain is an effective tool to keep you safe. It’s main desire is to keep you alive. Your vital organs are right next to your sex organs. So if your brain tells you that sex is threatening, it will do what it can to protect you. She and I both agree that pain will reinforce the threat. Her treatment aligns heart and mind with the body.
In my time with Valerie, she gave insight and hope to many problems we believe are normal. She will talk about being an advocate for yourself, getting the help you deserve and lead the life you desire. So many men and women struggle with problems related to the pelvic floor and so it feels normal. She reminds us that just because something is common . . .does NOT make it normal. It is treatable. It is not something you need to live with. She helps women and men everyday regain confidence. She can help you achieve overall better health and reach the goals you have set for yourself.
If you are in the Utah area, Valerie is seeing patients at Well Being Physical Therapy.
Or you can go to www.pelvicrehab.com to find a pelvic floor specialist in your area.