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Episode 23: Why should I care about my pelvic floor?

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Why should I care about my pelvic floor? An Interview with Dr. Amanda Olson Continuing the conversation about pelvic floor health, Mary and Alex sit down with Dr. Amanda Olson, a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist. Dr. Olson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University in 2005, and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. She holds a Certification of Achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP-PF) through the APTA, and the Pelvic Floor Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and RRCA certified running coach, which she finds useful in curating treatment approaches.

She is the president and chief clinical officer of Intimate Rose where she develops pelvic health products and education, and authored the book Restoring the Pelvic Floor For Women.  She is passionate about empowering women and men with pelvic health issues including pelvic pain, incontinence, and pre and post-partum issues.

Episode Highlights

· Why you wanted to focus on the pelvic floor? [2:52]

· Were you aware the Pelvic Floor specialist existed? [5:33]

· Starting as the patient on the table [6:32]

· What are pelvic health products [7:01]

· Is there an issue that is more prevalent than others? [10:58]

· Pelvic floor health for men [12:15]

· What signs should we look for? [14:18]

· How do I find a local pelvic floor therapist? [17:15]

· Pelvic floor PT for laparoscopic hysterectomies [18:54]

· Maternal care in France [21:16]

· The state of pelvic floor PT in the US [21:46]

· Trust your instincts [22:40]

· What if? [23:40]

· PT as a conservative modality [24:30]

· What is new in PT research? [24:45]

Links discussed in the episode

APT PT Locator

Pelvic Guru

Where to Find Dr. Olson

Intimate Rose

Find Your Pelvic Floor Solutions

Buy Dr. Olson's Book

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Summary Keywords

gynecologic cancers, diagnosis, women, gynecology, health, womb stories, endometrial cancer, pelvic floor, physical therapy, PT, interview

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