Hi everyone and welcome to my learning blog!
I created this website and began my career in pelvic physiotherapy to spread awareness about pelvic health and how physiotherapy can help.
Experiencing symptoms of pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse and many more can be a lonely experience, especially when it feels like you are the only person in the world who has these symptoms. But you are not alone, many people experience symptoms of pelvic pain, leaking, prolapse symptoms, conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and painful intercourse.
My hope is that this website can give you the information you might be looking for and help you to seek treatment if you need it.
I was in grade twelve the first time I experienced leaking with exercise. I remember feeling really lost and confused about what was happening, but I was too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. And quite honestly, it never occurred to me that those symptoms weren’t normal or that there was something I could do about it. When I was in university, I started having some pain with intercourse and tailbone pain, but again, I never talked about it, because I didn’t even know that there was something that could be done about it. I pushed the symptoms to the back of my mind and just resigned myself to live with them.
It wasn’t until I was in my second year of physiotherapy school, that I realized that there was something that could be done for the symptoms I was experiencing, and this is what sparked my passion for pelvic health physiotherapy.
While I was still in physiotherapy school I went to see my first pelvic floor physiotherapist, and it was not a good experience. She told me that I had a mild uterine prolapse (which I have now learned isn't actually true) and didn’t really explain how or where my symptoms were coming from. Luckily, I knew enough to give physiotherapy another chance, and when I graduated and started my job, I was able to start with a new pelvic physiotherapist, which has helped me so much.
My goal as a pelvic physiotherapist is to spread awareness about pelvic health for both men and women, so that symptoms can be identified and treated and no one has to live with them in silence. I also want to be the pelvic health physiotherapist that I wish I had the first time around; my goal is to listen, identify the problems and help come up with a treatment plan that meets your goals.
Thank you for joining me on this journey!