015 - Uncovering Some Truths About Our Ladybits
Sep 02, 2020
"We need to have a strong pelvic floor to orgasm. We use and contract our pelvic floor to help with our sensation during sex and to help us orgasm, so having that pelvic floor strength is really important." - Stephanie Brown
Do you know what a pelvic floor is? Did you know you have one? I didn't up until a few years ago! Which literally blows my mind. Why wasn't this covered in biology or sex ed?? Did my mother know she had one??
After I had my son at 21, I jumped on the trampoline for the first time...it did not go well. Anyone know what happened? Well...take a listen to today's episode!
In today's episode:
- Amanda brings on her friend and physiotherapist, Stephanie Brown! Stephanie is not just any physiotherapist, she is a pelvic floor physiotherapist.
- How many people heard that and had no idea what that means? The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles and ligaments that stretch between the female pubic bone and tail bone, and it plays a large role in general vaginal health.
- Stephanie helps us understand what this body part does for us and how our pelvic floor needs to be addressed, because it's heavily neglected in our society's general lack of focus on women's bodies and our health.
- She shares the most common reasons WHY you might want to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist and how they can help from painful sex, incontinence, to peeing when you sneeze.
- If you're looking for stronger orgasms as well, paying attention to your pelvic floor health can help...
Stephanie is a Registered Physiotherapist with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists, a long standing member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and member of the Women’s Health Division. She completed her Bachelor of Science Kinesiology in 2004 and Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy in 2007 at Dalhousie University. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of settings both in the public and private sector.
Stephanie works exclusively in the area of Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Having two young children herself, Stephanie has personally struggled with pelvic issues during pregnancy and post-partum. This has led to a passion for educating and helping other women struggling with similar issues. Stephanie has completed post graduate training in The Physical Therapy Approach to Women’s Incontinence, The Physical Therapy Approach to Dyspareunia (painful intercourse), and Physiotherapy for Ano-Rectal Disorders.
Stephanie is also a certified Core Confidence Specialist, Pre-Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and Yoga Exercise Specialist. She maintains a strong relationship with the community by providing educational talks on Women’s Health issues at a variety of public venues and events.