Today on the podcast I interview Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Dr. Christine Klein.
Dr. Christine Klein has a unique blend of 17 years of orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapy education and experience and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of each of her clients. She owns Embrace Health & Rehab, a pelvic floor physical therapy private practice in Rockledge, FL.
Christine is a board certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, a certified personal trainer, a pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist and certified menopause coaching specialist and is passionate about educating and improving pelvic health for women and men throughout the life span.
Today on the podcast we cover:
What is Pelvic Floor PT?: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, often abbreviated as Pelvic Floor PT, is a specialized field within physical therapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Christine Klein, an expert in this field, sheds light on the importance of this therapy and its impact on patients' lives. By addressing issues related to the pelvic floor, it helps individuals regain and maintain their overall well-being.
Recognizing Normal and Abnormal Pelvic Floor Symptoms: Dr. Klein emphasizes the significance of distinguishing between normal and abnormal pelvic floor symptoms. While many people may accept certain issues as common, such as leaking urine, she firmly states that these are not normal. Through her expertise, she strives to educate her clients and listeners on what should be considered as typical and what requires professional intervention.
Pelvic Floor PT in Practice: In this podcast, we explore what actually happens during a pelvic floor physical therapy session. Dr. Klein provides insights into the assessment, exercises, and therapeutic techniques employed to address pelvic floor issues. Her approach involves a combination of science-based methods and personalized care.
Pelvic Floor Muscles and Pain: Pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in various aspects of our lives, including the experience of pain. Dr. Christine Klein delves into how these muscles can contribute to pain and discomfort, shedding light on strategies to alleviate such issues.
Pelvic Floor Muscles and Orgasm: The discussion doesn't stop there; Dr. Klein also explores the intriguing connection between pelvic floor muscles and sexual experiences, specifically orgasms. Her insights into this aspect of pelvic health are both informative and enlightening.
Beyond Kegel Exercises: While Kegel exercises are often associated with pelvic floor health, Dr. Klein emphasizes that pelvic floor physical therapy encompasses a wide range of techniques and approaches. It goes beyond Kegel exercises, addressing various aspects of pelvic health and functionality.
Genetic Risk and Pregnancy: Understanding one's genetic predispositions and the impact of the number of pregnancies on pelvic health is essential. Dr. Klein's expertise in this area helps individuals make informed decisions and take proactive steps to maintain their pelvic health.
Diastasis Recti: Diastasis Recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate, is another topic that Dr. Klein covers. She provides valuable insights into the causes, effects, and treatment of this common issue, especially in pregnant and postpartum individuals.
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