Jun 24, 2020
Have you ever had physical therapy after giving birth? If your answer is no, you aren’t alone. It’s not very common and very few women think or are offered or advised to have physical therapy after giving birth. In this interview, Jenny LaCross, a board certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist and who specializes in pelvic health in women, breaks down a lot of the realities of the women’s anatomy and why pelvic health and physical therapy is so important, especially after giving birth. She gives great tips and information that I wish I would have known sooner! Take a listen to learn more about what you can do now to help with your pelvic health!
Her research interest is in the relationship between the hip and pelvic floor in active females. She has completed training in rehabilitative dry needling and myofascial decompression. Jenny values collaborative patient care and desires to educate as many people as possible about this specialty.
Jenny is a St. Louis native currently residing in Stillwater Oklahoma, received her B.S. in Kinesiology-Athletic Training from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2011 and her doctorate of physical therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2014. She received her Board Specialty Certification in Women’s Health Physical Therapy in 2016 from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She then completed Texas Woman’s University’s post-professional certificate program in Women’s Health Physical Therapy in May 2018 and is currently working on her PhD at Texas Woman’s University.
More on Jenny and resources she suggested:
You can DM her to have a consultation with Jenny about whether pelvic/physical therapy may be something you need.
Podcast: Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs
American Physical Therapy Association- Find “Academy of Pelvic Health”
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