What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of disorders including pelvic pain and various types of incontinence or constipation. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction can result from both traumatic deliveries and from those free of complications. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an excellent resource for any postpartum mother, with or without dysfunction, to regain muscle strength and resume exercise without risk of injury.

Expert Q&A: Dr. Lisa Folden

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Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a licensed physical therapist and mom-focused lifestyle coach. As a movement expert and women’s health advocate, Dr. Lisa works to help busy moms find their ‘healthy.’ The owner of Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Folden works with clients recovering from orthopedic and neurological injuries. Additionally, she assists busy moms seeking a healthier lifestyle by guiding their food, exercise and wellness choices through optimal organization, planning strategies and holistic goal setting.
In addition to managing a private practice and being a wife, Dr. Lisa is a #PhitMom of three and published author of “Healthy Made Easy: The Ultimate Wellness Guide for Busy Moms.” Dr. Folden is also an advocate of Health at Every Size and body appreciation.
A regular contributor to online and print articles on topics related to health, wellness, self-care, motherhood, pregnancy and pain, Dr. Lisa has had the distinct honor of being featured in Oprah Magazine, Shape Magazine, Livestrong, Bustle and several others. Dr. Lisa has a sincere passion for helping women live their very best lives.
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The Physical Side of Postpartum Recovery

Every postpartum woman should understand how to engage the muscles, how the pelvic floor can work properly with a proper neutral spine, and some of the posture changes that often occur during pregnancy and the impact that has on the body.

The Power of Poo

Constipation is defined in many ways, but it is typically seen as having fewer than 3 bowel movements a week. Constipation may also make itself known through harder than normal stool, difficulty passing stool, decreased appetite, pain, abdominal distension, and foul body odor (especially in children).

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Dr. Moses and Dr. Saunders discuss the pediatric population and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. They clearly and concisely break the discussion up into sections on the topics of daytime wetting, nighttime wetting, constipation, psychological considerations, and treatment options.

Pelvic Health 101

Knowledge of the importance of pelvic health is on the rise, but many people still haven’t heard of pelvic therapy. Even those who are aware it exists often aren’t clear on what it is or how it can help. Dr. Lindsay Moses shares how participating in Pelvic Therapy can be life changing.