Your pelvic floor condition is EVERYTHING!
By: Keya Nkonoki / March 17, 2016
I was so moved by this topic as a doula, mother and yogini, that I reached out to some of the PT's on the westside to see who specializes in this type of women's care (prenatal and postpartum).
Recently, I got to attend a professional training with super talented Physical Therapist, Laura Horn from Pasadena. I learned that the condition of your pelvic floor is EVERYTHING! I was so moved by this topic as a doula, mother and yogini, that I reached out to some of the PT’s on the westside to see who specializes in this type of women’s care (prenatal and postpartum). I had an amazing chat with Krista Augius, DPT. (referred to me by prenatal student Dana V.) She’s been in practice for 13+years and has an array of tools that she uses to assess pelvic floor stability, strength and tone. Krista does not take insurance, but is a seasoned practitioner who studied under Laura Horn and is well worth the out of network cost. Do you have a great Women’s Health PT that you would like to refer to our group? Check out this short, simple video visual breakdown of your pelvic floor by a PT, and the importance of using your kegel exercises to strengthen and relax your pelvic floor in preparation for labor.
I’ve also heard wonderful things about Pelvica PT in Santa Monica (doesn’t take insurance) and Bebe PT in West LA who does take insurance. If you are reading this and have already had your baby, don’t stress. These gals can help you correct urine incontinence issues as well as an array of other symptoms (including chronic yeast infections and sexual dysfunction). Many of us mamas aren’t even aware of what’s going on down there. This goes beyond the basic OB/GYN visit, but is essential to healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery.
The wait is over! MOMS AT OM STUDIO opened it’s gorgeous doors. Come check out Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga classes!
Hope to see you on your mat soon. 🙂