Am I the only girl out there who is afraid to sneeze or laugh too hard without crossing my legs in fear I might need a change of clothes? Well, at least I was before I met with Dr. Christine Klein about six months ago, when she recommended a physical therapy plan for me that included pelvic floor exercises designed to strengthen my muscles and it has helped me tremendously!
The journey to motherhood can be rough on the body. It shouldn’t be a big surprise your body might need some physical therapy to recover the muscles that have worked so hard to produce life. Before meeting with her I was told by a Urologist that I would most likely need surgical options in my lifetime because the problem would continue to worsen over time. I am happy to have found a more natural and less invasive solution.
What to expect with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy exercises:
When Dr. Christine Klein and I first met it was shortly after the March 2020 quarantine. Everything was just opening back up and I was still a little nervous about visiting a hospital, so I was very excited to find that Christine would schedule a home visit with me.
My appointment began with Christine listening to my issues. Then she went over exactly what was happening with my body and how we could work to strengthen it. She suggested several exercises and prescribed a “Home Program” for me to follow.
During her visit, she also gave me a vaginal exam and this was probably the most informative part of the whole visit. You have never been taught how to kegel until you had someone inspect your kegel contractions up close and personal! Haha, but in all seriousness, there are separate muscles that are targeted and apparently there is a technique ladies!
Who can benefit from Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
If you are left wondering what other issues can be solved with physical therapy, then here are some of the issues Dr. Christine Klein can help you with!
Now that I have felt the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy exercises, I am surprised it is not an expected follow up during post-partum, the way trips to the pediatrician are. I highly recommend this therapy to any mother and hope I can at least let other women know there are options and you do not need to go on afraid to laugh as hard as you want.
Dr. Klein is a wonderful doctor to work with. She is very organized and makes everything extremely easy to follow and understand. I learned so much from her and would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family.
About Dr. Christine Klein?
Christine Klein is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist, and a certified personal trainer. Dr. Klein is the owner of Embrace Health & Rehab, PA, a mobile and in-office pelvic floor physical therapy and personal training service offering in-home, in-office, or telehealth sessions for those living in and around Brevard County, FL.
Dr. Christine Klein graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2006 with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and from Regis University in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). She has been practicing physical therapy for the past 15 years in Brevard County.
Christine is dedicated to educating, empowering, and helping women and men embrace overcoming pelvic floor dysfunction as well as preventing it from happening in the first place. She developed her business in response to noticing a trend among new mothers not taking the time for themselves to receive care they could tremendously benefit from. Instead of finding childcare and fighting traffic, she comes to you! Embrace Health & Rehab offers appointments in the evenings and on weekends.
Christine is a fellow Viera mom, has lived in Brevard County for the past 20 years and has two children ages 8 and 9.
You can call or text her at 321 300 7117 to see if pelvic floor physical therapy is right for you or contact her through her website: www.embracehealthandrehab.com
A physician’s referral is not required in order to set up a first appointment with Christine.
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Hi Kim, great site! Keep up the great work!
Regarding this article, did you mean “Diastasis Recti” for Postpartum?
I also found a great article regarding this: