Episode 38: An interview with Jessica Drummond
In this episode, Jessica and Jamille interview Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute.
We talk about nutrition, her book (Outsmart Endometriosis), and treating chronic pelvic pain conditions with nutrition, visceral therapy and health coaching.
Find Jessica at:
www.integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com - where you can find her classes, membership site, or health coaching information!
Outsmart Endometriosis on Amazon, or download a free copy at outsmartendo.com
Facebook: Integrative Womens Health Institute
Free Facebook groups: Endometriosis nutrition, Fertility Pregnancy and Post Partum Nutrition, and Menopause Nutrition
Episode 37: An interview with Jessica Reale
Our first episode since MARCH!!
In this episode we interview Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS. She is a pelvic floor physical therapist in Atlanta, Georgia, where she owns her own pelvic floor PT clinic called Southern Pelvic Health.
I talked to her all about vaginismus! What does the diagnosis mean, how can we as physical therapists treat it, hormonal considerations, dilators and more!
You won't want to miss this episode!
Here are ways to find Jessica:
Classes for professionals - can find on website
Also partners with Sara Reardon for the community! Has a 90 minute class for painful sex. Can find on website or Instagram.
Episode 36: An Interview with Dr. Iris Orbuch and Amy Stein
This episode continues the March Endometriosis Awareness month by interviewing 2 medical professionals passionate about treating endometriosis: Dr. Iris Orbuch and Amy Stein, PT, DPT. They are co-authors of their book, Beating Endo. In the interview they discuss the diagnosis, the importance of collaboration with a good pelvic floor physical therapist and gynecologist, the ultimate best surgical procedure to address endometriosis, and more.
Episode 35: An Interview with Amy Stein, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF
March is endometriosis awareness month and so we are celebrating by interviewing Amy Stein, a pelvic floor physical therapist and founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC. She is the author of the award-winning book, Heal Pelvic Pain and created a video called Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain: The ultimate home program for patients and a guide for practitioners. In this episode, we discussed her second book, Beating Endo: How to Reclaim Your Life from Endometriosis.
Find Amy Stein:
Episode 34 Interview about Gut Health with Susan Clinton
In this episode, Jessica and Jamille interview physical therapist Susan Clinton. She is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, she teaches continuing education classes for physical therapist and today we talked to her about gut health. Listen to us talk to Susan about the relationship between gut health and the pelvic floor, the importance of sleep, stress management, chewing, elimination diets and more.
People can find Susan at www.embody-pt.com - her online courses are listed on the website as well as her live courses
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susancclinton/
Episode 33: An Interview with Heather Edwards
In this episode, Jessica and Jamille interview Heather Edwards, a pelvic floor physical therapist who also holds a certificate in Sexuality Counseling and Sexuality Education from Michigan. She also founded the website Vino and Vulvas, which she describes on her website as an inclusive, sex-positive community that connects the public with sexual health providers in the area and creates a space for curiosity, exploration, and a chance to dive into the taboo with the help of experts in the field. During the interview they discuss many different topics related to sex (yes, both vaginal and anal), arousal, and communication about and during sexual activity and more!
Episode 32: Sullivan PT Student Experiences with Beverly Lopez and Greta Vogel
Jamille and Jessica interviewed former Sullivan Physical Therapy physical therapy students, Beverly Lopez and Greta Vogel. They discuss how they learned about pelvic floor physical therapy, their PT school education about pelvic health, how they were able to get an internship at Sullivan Physical Therapy, their experiences during their clinical, and advice for those who want to pursue an internship/career in this field.
Episode 31: Jeanice Mitchell, PT, MPT of MyPFM
Jessica and Jamille interview Jeanice Mitchell, owner of Integrity Rehab and creator of MyPFM website, youtube channel and instagram. They discuss pelvic prolapse, how Jeanice has treated it over the years and her personal and professional experience with the diagnosis. They also talk about how Jeanice got into pelvic floor physical therapy and her inspiration behind creating the non profit, myPFM and the ambassador program.
website: https://www.mypfm.com/nstagram: @mypelvicfloormuscles
If you are interested in joining MyPFM as an ambassador DM Jeanice!
Episode 30: An interview with Katie Coyne
Jessica and Jamille sit down with Katie Coyne, co-owner of Stork Maternity Consulting and lactation consultant. They discuss the ins and outs of breastfeeding and when you might need to see a lactation consultant.
Facebook: Stork Maternity Consulting
Episode 29: An interview with Amanda Olson PT, DPT, PRPC of Intimate Rose
In this interview Jessica and Jamille talk to Amanda Olson PT, DPT, PRPC of Intimate Rose. They discuss her company and the products she created to treat pelvic pain, urinary leakage, prolapse amongst other pelvic floor dysfunction conditions! We also talk about pelvic floor dysfunction and running. Amanda teaches a class through the Section of Women's Health called Collaborative Course: Pelvic Floor Implications for the Running Athlete and we discuss what she goes over in this class as well as how the pelvic floor is affected in runners.
Follow Amanda and Intimate rose
Instagram: @IntimateRose -- look for exercises, videos, and questions answered!
Facebook: Intimate Rose (They also have a private facebook where people can ask questions about what they are going through in regards to women's health/pelvic floor issues).
Episode 28: Female Athletes and Pelvic Health with Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapist Julie Wiebe
Episode 28: Female Athletes and Pelvic Health with Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapist Julie Wiebe by PT Below The Waist
Episode 28: Female Athletes and Pelvic Health with Orthopedic Physical Therapist Julie Wiebe
Jamille and Jessica interview orthopedic sports medicine physical Therapist Julie Wiebe. They discuss female athletes that are experiencing pelvic health conditions such as diastasis recti, prolapse, and incontinence and how they can safely return to exercise. Julie Wiebe debunks myths about exercise and activity limitations they must follow and promotes fitness and empowerment instead.
Episode 27: How to Study for the WCS
Jamille and Jessica recently attained their WCS, deeming them board certified Women's Health Certified Specialists. In this podcast, they discuss in detail what the certification is, the application process, and study techniques.
Episode 26: Hormones and their affect on Sexual Health with Dr. Rachel Rubin
Dr. Rachel Rubin, a Urologist and surgeon in Washington DC joins Jessica and Jamille today to talk ll about how hormones can affect male and female pelvic pain and sexual health.
38 minutes: patient driven resource about vestibulectomies: https://www.sexmedadvocate.com
40 mins: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rachel+rubin+vestibulectomy
Find Dr. Rachel Rubin on Twitter: @RachelSRubin1
Episode 25: Acupuncture with Sadie Minkoff
In this epsiode, Jamille and Jessica interview acupuncturist and founder of Sage Acupuncture, Sadie Minkoff, L.Ac., FABORM. They discuss how acupuncture and this specific practice, can play a tremendous role in addressing pelvic pain, women's health, and fertility. Learn what acupuncture is and how this local Austin practice is providing Holistic Healthcare for Reproductive Wellness.
Episode 24: An Interview with Nicole Cozean PT, DPT, WCS on Interstitial Cystitis
Jessica and Jamille interview Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS and talk all about interstitial cystitis. Nicole is a pelvic floor physical therapist who owns Pelvic Sanity, a pelvic floor physical therapy clinic in Laguna Hills, California. She has written a book called The Interstitial Cystitis Solution and serves on the Interstitial Cystitis Association board of directors (as the only PT!) so she is a great resource and has a wealth of knowledge!
Episode 23: Male Pelvic Pain
Jamille and Jessica discuss Male Pelvic pain and common diagnoses associated with male pelvic pain such as prostatitis, hernias, and post vasectomy pain. They explain common symptoms males present with and describe specific pelvic floor examination and treatment skills that can be performed.
Episode 22: Dilators
Jessica and Jamille discuss dilators on today's episode. They talk about what it is, how it's used and what diagnosis it's used for (*hint hint - it's not always pelvic pain!*). If you have heard of dilators before listen to this episode to find out if they are right for you!
Episode 21: Neurogenic Bladder, Bowel, and Sexual Health with Amethyst Guerrero
Jamille and Jessica interview a fellow co-worker, Amethyst Guerrero, to learn insight about how neurological conditions can have an effect on bladder, bowel, and sexual health. She discuss what a neurogenic bladder and neurological bowel is, and also answers the question, can those with neurological conditions achieve sexual pleasure? Amethyst gives insight in what considerations pelvic floor PTs needs to take when treating those with neurological issues and also gives assurance that there are some things that you wouldn't do differently at all.
Episode 20: Bowels, health coaching and more with Angela Dobinsky
Jessica and Jamille interview Angela Dobinsky, a fellow pelvic floor physical therapist at Sullivan Physical Therapy. Angela is also a health coach and so they discuss what that means and how that has changed her practice as a PT. They discuss how Angela addresses bowel dysfunction with her knowledge of visceral manipulation, nutrition and more!
Remember to send questions to PTBelowTheWaist@Gmail.com
Twitter: @PTBelowTheWaist, Jessica is @JessicaChastka
Episode 19: MUTU
Jamille and Jessica video interviewed Wendy Powell all the way from London to discuss MUTU System! She is the founder and CEO for an exercise women designed for women post partum, especially those who have a diastasis recti, urinary leakage, or pelvic organ prolapse.
Episode 18: Pudendal Neuralgia with Kimberlee Sullivan
In this episode, Jessica and Jamille interview Kimberlee Sullivan, a pelvic floor physical therapist and owner of Sullivan Physical Therapy. They discuss the diagnosis of pudendal neuralgia, it's medical management and physical therapy treatment. Remember to email questions to PTBelowTheWaist@gmail.com
Episode 17- Merging Orthopedics and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
In this podcast, Jamille and Jessica discuss how it is important to not be so pelvis-centered when treating pelvic pain, bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. The need to integrate screening for the hip, spine, knees, etc. is essential to addressing the patient as a whole.
Episode 16: Interview with doula, Shelley Scotka
In this episode, Jessica interviews Shelley, a doula and childbirth educator in North Austin, who has over 20 years of experience! They discuss what a doula is, the benefits of having a doula and how a doula is for everyone.
Episode 15: Pediatrics
In this episode, Jessica interviews a fellow colleague, Christina McGee, PT, DPT about her work with treating pediatric patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Episode 14 Jamille's Birth Story
In this episode, Jessica interviews her co-host, Jamille, about her last weeks of pregnancy, her labor, her delivery, and postpartum period.
Episode 13: Interstitial Cystitis
In this episode, Jessica and Jamille discuss the diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis and how it relates to pelvic floor physical therapy. We also discuss a class we have both recently taken and give updates about Jamille's maternity leave!
Episode 12: Diastasis Recti
Jamille and Jessica discuss a common condition seen in women post partum- Diastasis Recti. Learn more about this abdominal separation condition, why it occurs, signs/symptoms, what things to avoid to make it worse, and how pelvic floor physical therapy can help.
Episode 11: Prolapse
In this podcast Jessica and Jamille go over the ins and outs of a pelvic prolapse. They discuss what the diagnosis means, symptoms, and treatment for people with a pelvic prolapse. We repeat the segment "What Do I want to Know More About" and trial a new segment "Something New I Tried This Week". For questions, comments and concerns, email us at PTBelowTheWaist@gmail.com
Episode 10: Postpartum Conditions & Introduction of Segments
Jamille and Jessica follow up their last podcast about pregnancy with this month's podcast about common postpartum conditions pelvic floor physical therapists treat. They discuss how giving birth, whether vaginal or C section, can affect bladder, bowel, and sexual function. They also introduce their new segments they will be including in future podcasts along with a featured diagnosis.
Episode 9: Pregnancy
Jessica and Jamille have an announcement to make as they talk about pelvic floor physical therapy and the pregnant patient. For any questions or concerns please email us at PTBelowTheWaist@gmail.com.
Episode 8: Constipation
This week, we discuss a common bowel dysfunction: constipation. We discuss what is considered normal bowel function and symptoms of constipation such as incomplete emptying, poor frequency of bowel movements, painful bowel movements, etc. Learn how pelvic floor physical therapy can help empty your bowels more effectively!
Episode 7: Vulvodynia and Vestibulodynia
Jamille and Jessica continue their segment about pain with intercourse by describing two conditions that can contribute to sexual dysfunction: vulvodynia and vestibulodynia. During this podcast, they discuss what these two diagnoses are, common symptoms and causes, and ways to examine and treat vulvodynia and vestibulodynia,
Episode 6: Prostate Cancer
October is National Physical Therapy Month! We participated in Sullivan Physical Therapy's annual volunteer activity. This year, we volunteered for the Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and for this episode's podcast, we wanted to talk about Prostate Cancer! We see many patients who undergo a prostatectomy as a treatment option. During this podcast, we talk about the education we provide patients in terms of what to expect, do's/don'ts before and after surgery, and what exercises to perform to limit their urinary incontinence and improve their erectile function.
Episode 5: Vaginismus
In this podcast Jessica and Jamille start talking about one of the 3 V's that can cause painful intercourse, vaginismus! What does it mean, how does it happen, and how can it be treated by a physical therapist.
Episode 4: Urge and Stress Incontinence
Jessica and Jamille talk about the difference between stress and urge urinary incontinence. They discuss how the pelvic floor can affect stress and urge incontinence and different treatment options that can be used by a physical therapist.
Episode 3: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Evaluation
It's evaluation time! Jessica and Jamille go through what happens during a typical 1st session with a pelvic floor physical therapist. This includes a history, physical exam, treatment and possible questions you may want to ask your therapist.
Episode 2 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
This episode's podcast discuss what is the pelvic floor and what is pelvic floor dysfunction. Jamille & Jessica review in simple terms the anatomy, the functions, and symptoms/diagnoses that arise when the pelvic floor becomes weak, tight, or both.
Episode 1 Podcast Introduction - 6:7:17, 11.03 AM
This episode is a short introduction for the PT Below The Waist podcast. Jamille Niewiara, PT, DPT and Jessica Chastka, PT, DPT introduce themselves and discuss their background, their interest in pelvic floor physical therapy, and what this podcast is about. This podcast discuss the plans for future episodes discussing how to treat bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction with pelvic floor physical therapy.