Come take an hour for self care on Sunday morning to learn about your pelvic floor and what you can do to support it. Join CMLMC as we host a community discussion with Carolyn Latham, DPT of Verity Physical Therapy and Wellness. She's ready to answer all your questions and even lead us on a few exercises.
Have you given birth recently? Are you currently pregnant? Do you leak urine when you cough/sneeze/laugh/jump? Do you have pain with sex or just don’t feel the same as you once did when having sex? Do you still have a separation of your abdominals (diastasis recti)? Do you have a symptom that resulted from pregnancy or giving birth that you think is “normal” and have accepted as part of life now?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you will benefit from joining Doctor of Physical Therapy, Carolyn Latham on October 24th for an informational and interactive talk on pelvic floor physical therapy. Carolyn is a licensed physical therapist in Marin who specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy and specifically around helping pregnant and postpartum mommas navigate their changing bodies and help them prevent dysfunction. Carolyn has offered her time to educate the members of CMLMC on pelvic floor physical therapy topics specifically related to pregnancy and postpartum.
“I’ve heard many mothers say that they leak urine or just don’t feel quite the same “down there” when having sex and that they’ve just accepted it as life post-giving birth and that it is normal and have to live with it. It is normal to have changes after giving birth, however, you do not have to live with them. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles, ligaments, and tendons just like other joints in our bodies. Things can get stretched out or torn or injured just like other joints in our bodies. Just like we can rehabilitate a knee after an injury or surgery, we can rehabilitate our pelvic floor after giving birth and work to return it to its optimal state.”
At this event, Carolyn will hit on a few common postpartum complaints that mothers have and how to proactively work to improve them. She will also educate on what the pelvic floor is, teach some simple exercises and stretches to optimize your pelvic floor, and talk about what to expect at a pelvic floor PT session.
Date + Time: Sunday, October 24 - 9:30-10:30am
Location: The field next to Cove School, 330 Golden Hind Psg, Corte Madera
Bring: a yoga mat