Aging, Sexual Wellness + Motherhood with Anchor Wellness
Listen to the full conversation on this episode of the WISe Well Within 10 podcast.
Dr. Sara Koehl is a Doctor of Physical Therapy looking to make a difference in the health and well-being of the people in her community. She loves to educate patients to empower them in taking control of their health and reaching their goals including those with acute and chronic orthopedic conditions, pelvic floor dysfunction, and neurological conditions. She provides patient centered practice with focus on one on one care.
Stevi Carr, founder of WISe Wellness Guild, sits down with Dr. Sara Koehl at Anchor Wellness, and discusses what we should be looking out for as we age with regards to our pelvic floor health. Dr. Koehl explains that the number one thing that people don't know about their pelvic floor is that it is made up of the same muscular skeletal tissue as our bicep or quads. As we age we loose strength in these muscles, which may show up as leaky urine, painful sex, or pelvic organ prolapse where you'll feel heaviness, dragging, or bulging.
There is help for these conditions. You do not need to live in pain or discomfort. Pelvic floor physical therapy is designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and treat conditions caused by the thinning and weakening of these muscles.
Women who have had children may experience pelvic floor conditions and may not know if it is normal or not. Dr. Koehl reports that there is an increasing awareness of treatment for postpartum women being referred to pelvic floor PT after child birth.
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