Dr. April Morrison teaches how to take care of your pelvic floor

136- Ways to Improve Your Pelvic Floor with Dr. April Morrison

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

November 19, 2020


The older we get, the more we start to notice changes in our bodies. You may notice more aches and pains, or food that doesn't settle well in your stomach, or even that you pee when you have to sneeze. Often times these are pushed off as "getting older", however there is a lot that can be done about it.

When it comes to the pelvic floor, we usually don't learn how it's supposed to function, and how to take care of it. This is why Dr. April Morrison is on the show today to help us out with our own pelvic floors.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Misconceptions about the pelvic floor
  • Common issues and treatments for the male pelvic floor
  • Issues and treatments for the female pelvic floor
  • Red flags to pay attention to that could indicate larger health problems


Shownotes

  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [1:30] What got Dr. April Morrison interested in pelvic floor health
  • [2:45] Which area of the body consists of the pelvic floor
  • [4:00] What percentage of the population has dysfunction in the pelvic floor
  • [5:30] The 80% of the population with pelvic floor issues also includes children
  • [7:00] What are good indications that you have some problems in your pelvic floor
  • [8:30] Taking pills for erectile dysfunction can be masking other pelvic floor issues that aren't being addressed
  • [9:15] Common issues and treatment options for the male pelvic floor
  • [11:45] Everyone's treatment will be a little different, it could be muscular, it could be behavioral
  • [13:30] Our habits can really impact our pelvic floor and making small changes can make huge differences
  • [14:00] What are common issues with the female pelvic floor, especially during pregnancy or postpartum
  • [17:45] When women are going through pregnancy, what are the structural changes that happen to the pelvis
  • [19:45] With all the changes on the front side of the female body during pregnancy, you have to work on back muscles to be able to hold that weight
  • [20:30] You'll have more of a spinal curve in your low back when pregnant
  • [22:00] How long does it take the pelvic floor to recover right after pregnancy
  • [23:45] What happens to the pelvic floor if you have lots of babies in a short amount of time
  • [25:00] Other important things to know about the pelvic floor, such as UTI's

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

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Learn how to take care of your pelvic floor from April Morrison

Learn how to take care of your pelvic floor from April Morrison

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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