Lindsey Vestal

About The Functional Pelvis

The Functional Pelvis  is a private physical and occupational therapy practice dedicated to improving the lives of women and men who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction and complications.  Though an embarrassing dinner topic for some, pelvic floor dysfunction affects millions of people (33% of women alone) who often don’t know that proven therapeutic exercises and non-surgical treatments are available which can drastically improve their quality of life when suffering from urinary and fecal incontinence, urge incontinence, chronic constipation, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.

What I Wish I Had Known

I wish I truly understood that once you are postpartum, you are always postpartum.  This means that there is no magic window for when we are supposed to “bounce back”. Taking the time to create a thoughtful, conscientious plan to return to exercise can ultimately create the foundation we need to recover more thoroughly.  Unfortunately, we can feel pressure to resume our regular routines very quickly. I believe that as new mothers, we should give ourselves time, ask for help, and remember how important it is to heal from the inside out.

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