Episode 17: Pelvic Floor Muscles with Jenn Lane

Pelvic floor muscles jenn lane

What are the pelvic floor muscles? How pregnancy and delivery can leave long-lasting effects on them, how you can tell if you have issues, and learn about proactive treatments to help improve them so that you can be a healthy mom and partner.

When you have bladder or bowel control problems with symptoms such as: needing to urgently or frequently go to the toilet to pass urine, accidental leakage of urine, difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel, have vaginal heaviness or a bulge, pain in the bladder, bowel or in your back near the pelvic floor area when exercising the pelvic floor or during intercourse – these are signs that you need to seek help.

Healthy Takeaway’s

  • What is diastasis recti? Diastasis recti is the partial or complete separation of the rectus abdominis, or “six-pack” muscles, which meet at the midline of your stomach. Diastasis recti are very common during and following pregnancy.
  • What are the pelvic floor muscles? There are several ways to find your pelvic floor muscles. When using the pelvic floor muscles, women will feel a slight pulling in the rectum and vagina. LEARN MORE / AT HOME TEST 
  • Long-term complications could be chronic back pain, which affects the posture. These changes can also lead to neck pain, prolapses of your bladder or uterus (where your organ is no longer supported by your abdominal muscles & can begin to fall out) which could result in surgery. Pelvic floor therapy can help manage your symptoms but not reverse the condition.
  • C-section mamas are very similar to vaginal births to recovering and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.

Meet Our Guest

Jennifer Lane, Denver, ColoradoJenn Lane is a licensed Pelvic Floor Specialist and Orthopedic Manual Therapist for over 18 years. Over the years, she has had patient after patient battle chronic issues stemming from childbirth that could have been avoided with simple and easy PT exercises. Knowing what it’s like to juggle personal care and the demands of infants, she wanted to make this transformation available online so mamas can fit it in their daily routine. Jenn is excited to guide women into healing and vitality after childbirth so you can enjoy motherhood even more! Visit holisticPT.net to learn how she can help with postpartum wellness. Live in the Denver area? Come in for in-person care, she would love to help you feel better!


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