No, seriously. When was the last time you had someone talk to you about going to the bathroom? For many it sounds too invasive to discuss, and for some women the topic is so taboo, its silencing has led to major health issues.
Stephanie Kelsick is the Regional Manager of Rock Valley Physical Therapy clinics for the Central Iowa region. Stephanie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She has an Advanced Certification for Dry Needling and she’s a Certified Functional Dry Needling Practitioner. She’s a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), has a Sportsmetrics Certification, and is a Total Control Master Trainer through the Women’s Health Foundation. Steph is also a woman, mother, daughter, friend, and more than qualified to talk about this issue from a variety of perspectives. That’s why we picked her.
In Episode 4: Below the Belt, It’s More than Kegels, Madeleine and Irene talk with Stephanie about pelvic floor health for women at any age. Steph introduces the frequency and commonality among women and men who experience pelvic floor impairments and what can potentially be done about them. Madeleine sheds light on the shame attached to discussing what society has conditioned people to believe about healthcare for women and girls. Irene lets the body talk, with commentary about strength training for the pelvic floor and what’s currently being done with gogetHER personal training clients.
If you’re interested in learning more about Steph or working with her, you can find that information here.
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