You already know that after a peaceful, non-traumatic birth, I was blind-sided with extreme sexual pain—so painful I’d never have intercourse again if something didn’t change—and that I was nearly a basket case over it, and that I recovered fully (thank God) through physical therapy, biofeedback, and homework. (Catch part 1 and part 2 of my story if you missed it.)
I’ve described what it’s like to get pelvic floor physical therapy for painful sex and/or pelvic floor dysfunction.
Now I’m going to share, step-by-step, exactly what all that “homework” entailed. This work that I did in my own home with with the guidance of the physical therapists, my own reading (I’ll include the book and blogs I used), and a Restorative Exercise Specialist was every bit as important as what happened in the PT office, not only for my recovery but also for my long-term health.
I’m so excited to share this information because it’s relevant not just for cases like mine, but for anyone with a pelvic floor—that would be you—who wants to stay (or get) healthy, functional, and pain-free.
Applying this information can . . .
- Help women or men prevent pelvic floor dysfunction of many kinds
- Help moms recover from pregnancy and birth
- Help moms heal from perineum tears or episiotomies
- Help women or men recover from pelvic floor dysfunction, whether mild or severe
Want to hear something sobering? In my recovery from severe post-partum pelvic floor dysfunction, I discovered that I’d had a dysfunctional pelvic floor for years—and never knew it! I didn’t know that small bit of discomfort wasn’t normal until it was gone.