You’re The Pelvic Floor Expert!
What if you are the most influential, world leading expert on your body (including your pelvic floor).
Medicine, your family, friends, education, religion or culture may have tried or successfully convinced you otherwise.
This may sound crazy coming from a health professional.
No one knows the intimacy of your body, what feels good, how you respond to changes in your life, like you do.
Now you may not be able to always find a solution to a problem, make a diagnosis (nor should Dr. Google) or come up with a plan about what to do next.
That’s when a doctor, osteopath or other healthcare provider can be a valuable source of support and information.
But learning to listen to the subtle signals or warning signs that something isn’t quite what it should be is invaluable.
You have undoubtedly the best insight into your best body and what normal feels like to you.
This makes you your most powerful ally and most capable person of taking charge of your own health.
You have and are capable of accessing the internal resources you need to be able to decipher the messages your body is giving you.
This means you can take positive and affirmative health action.
But you need to get out of your mind and finally get back into your body and listen and feel what is going on the inside.
This means taking a breath and allowing the rational mind to pause and going deeper and feeling what is going on inside instead of trying to logically figure it all out as the first step.
Or what can be worse, ignoring or pretending something isn’t happening when it is.
This is the exact type of instance where our body will just stop telling us something is wrong (like ignoring being thirsty or needing to go for a poo) – we get better at not hearing the signal and therefore not taking appropriate action.
In serious circumstance, not listening lets a small issue get away from you and become a bigger one.
It’s rare that a problem goes away by ignoring it completely.
For some reason, this is a common response to the start of wee little pelvic floor problems.
The approach of that’s was inconvenient, but apparently this can happen at this age after x number of kids and I should have expected it by now.
It can be a slow creep.
What may start off as an uncomfortable sensation on coughing with a virus, just doesn’t quite go away.
Or you just start making subtle changes to your behaviour, without even thinking about it, such as giving up running, as it results in a wee accident.
Isn’t it wild that we do that to ourselves.
Maybe you deny yourself pleasurable activities.
This could be coffee with friends due to being worried about having an accident, or intimacy with your partner.
If this is you, I’m here to let you know, you are not alone.
In fact, you are being given an opportunity to start a new relationship with your body and yourself on a deeper level.
You have the chance to take charge of your health, to harness your internal power and to make lasting long term change.
Not just with your pelvic floor, but in your whole beautiful self.
I look forward to supporting you to take your health back into your own hands and being your own health and pelvic floor expert.