“Kegel” has become a household name since its introduction in women’s health in 1948. Developed by Arnold Kegel, gynecologist, the exercise was originally prescribed for treatment of stress urinary incontinence and is now blasted across the internet and unfortunately in many clinics, as the way to “cure” pelvic floor dysfunction.
Did you know that Coulee Health has an online education platform?
Our library of offerings is growing and we are so excited to share a variety of new courses (with more to come), and we’d love for you to check out some of our other courses on moveMentors!
That was the beginning of these disguised routine “procedures” or “policies” that were not fully disclosed to me. There are several things I wish I would have known. Hindsight is always 20/20, right? [Maybe I’m just desiring 2020 to be hindsight.]
We all need it and most of us don’t get enough of it. This can be particularly challenging around the times of year when we change the clocks. One night of inadequate sleep may not seem like the end of the world, however stacking these up can really chip away at our reserve and our health.
Take a look at how Dr. Erica navigates through her thoughts in her personal journal.
The reason is clear – strength training supports whatever your movement goals are. Whether you just want to be able to carry your kids, chase around grandkids, run a marathon, perform a difficult yoga pose, function well at your job – strength training will benefit you.
Dr. Erica Boland shares her full circle story of how she became a student midwife.
Debating what’s best for one’s health isn’t so easy as a one-size-fits all approach… especially when we don’t have that commonly agreed upon definition of health.
A visit with a pelvic health physical therapy trained in internal pelvic floor work will give you information on what your pelvic floor needs to safely return to exercise postpartum. Therein lies the potential to build a stronger foundation than ever before all while decreasing risk of chronic pelvic floor dysfunction.
While working from home for you may be temporary, you can still optimize your situation for the time being.