When I was in school, every now and then there was a fight in the hallway...the usual ending was two students pulled apart, hair mussed, cheeks red, escorted to the principals office. Today, there’s MURDER. MASS MURDER. We compare stats. It’s dubbed the “new normal” ... ask yourself before using this phrase. Think hard. Do you truly believe this is normal? Here? Anywhere? Normal to have mass murder? Normal for kids to commit it? It is not normal. It’s terrifyingly abnormal. 🕊 #itsnotnormal
Months ago I helped guide a client to the proper diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. She went through PF Therapy and and that process learned she, after giving birth to 3 babies and now in her 40’s has Prolapsed Bladder. •
Yay! Validation!!! But the problem isn’t solved. Based on life scheduling with 3 kids, she has surgery scheduled for April. However, she is in horrible pain. She can only comfortably sleep in a recliner. She kept in contact with me and I asked if she would please come in and allow me to see if I can help with her pain. I’ve been researching exercises and stretches and matching them with what I know how to do on the table. •
IT WORKED!!! I didn’t solve her problem because I know that isn’t within the scope of my practice. But she walked out of here with NO PAIN and a very specific stretch to do daily to help manage the pain. •
Now... I add the next piece. I’m studying @mobilitymaker Dana Santos’ new book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief” that involves understanding breathing techniques and how they play a roll in pain - which I see directly connected to the pelvic floor through Fascial Lines.
I’m so grateful for my client trusting me and allowing me to use her as my Guinea Pig. The relief on her face made this rough day totally and completely Worth It!!! #Repost@mutusystem with @get_repost
What does POP feel like? ✅ Pressure, bearing down. pain, bulging or fullness in vagina, rectum, or both.
✅ Feeling like your “insides are falling out” or like you are sitting on a ball.
✅ Urinary incontinence.
✅ Urine retention (you have to pee, you just can’t get it to come out).
✅ Fecal incontinence.
✅ Back/abdominal pain.
✅ Lack of sexual sensation.
✅ Painful intercourse.
✅ Can’t keep a tampon in.
If you suspect you have a prolapse, we recommend you seek one on one specialist help from a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist or Pelvic Health Physical therapist.
Chasing dreams and capturing stories. Watching a film w our logo produce laughter, tears and a loud applause to a full audience in the Palais in Cannes (swipe to the end for that) was a ‘text my mum because I’m over gassed moment’ working w a team who just hustle, laugh, challenge and support. Grateful, still buzzing and hungrier for more. Not yet where I wanna be, but enjoying the ride. Biggest bear hug to @jessseal3 for helping us to really chase this dream. Annnnnd she killed her interview🙌🏾 #storieslikeus#cannes#filmmaking#nosleep#samateeverything#itsnotnormal#butwelovehim#letsgetit
Someday! The worst part of this disease are flare-up days. The pain is constant but during a flare-up, it’s difficult to manage. It makes you scared to eat, unable to sit up or wear jeans, and it happens whenever it wants. For me, that was literally as I sat down for a 12 hour shift at work yesterday. I should be asleep, but the pain makes even rest impossible. There needs to be a cure. I’m only stage 2, I can’t imagine what living with stage 4 is like. I hope to never find out. #end#end#endoiosiseness #endometriosis #endo #thankgoditstheweekend#itsnotcramps#itsnotnormal