Today's pelvic floor tip comes from Amy Stein, physiotherapist and founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and author of Heal Pelvic Pain. Pelvic pain is a common problem that affects a great number of women and Amy's advice is designed to help you to treat your pelvic pain and enjoy life again.
Amy Stein gives us her top tip on exercise and pelvic pain
"Cardio exercise reduces stress and diminishes tension, which can ease your pain. It's called a "natural high." The exercises get your blood flowing well, and a good flow of blood to the brian increases your production of endorphins, the so-called "natural pain killers" that provide a sense of well-being. That being said, the key is to ease into it. If you don't, you can not only undo the good you've done, but may actually set yourself back even further. Start off slowly and lightly: fatigue is a fast route to injury."
Amy Stein's Biography:
Amy Stein is the founder and premier practitioner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York City, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, and manual therapy for men, women, and children while taking a holistic approach to each patient’s entire well-being. She is the author of Heal Pelvic Pain.
She is a well-recognized expert in her field, lectures nationwide, and has been interviewed in media outlets ranging from the medical segments of popular news shows on television, such as ABC’s 20/20 and NBC Nightly News to such newspapers as the New York Daily News. Amy is a contributor to the medical textbook,
Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management,
and serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She lives in New York City. @HealPelvicPain2