Pelvic floor health is crucial. As a mother of nine and an exercise enthusiast, I realize that probably one of the most important things that I can do is to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles. For women especially, the pelvic floor should always be thought of as key to the core muscles. While it is far too under-emphasized, it has gained attention since our mothers were giving birth. For that we should be grateful!
I remember being told by my ob/gyn, Dr. Tommy Megremis, after the birth of my sixth child, that I should seek out the help of a physical therapist who specialized in pelvic floor therapy because I was having symptoms of a weak pelvic floor. I actually had no idea what he was talking about! I had figured that I would simply have to bide my time before a surgical procedure would become a necessary and “normal” part of the aging process. I am grateful to Dr. Megremis for sending me in a better direction, and after working for about 4-5 months with the physical therapist, I really noticed a change. I was so encouraged. [Read more…]