November 18th, 2021

Episode #113

Pelvic Floor Health- An Interview with Dr. Jennifer McCauley

Dr. Jennifer McCauley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, OSC, NCPT, and owner of Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, specializing in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. Dr. McCauley joins Dr. Jeffrey Gladden on today’s show to introduce the topic of pelvic floor health, pelvic floor therapy, and some vital information for both men and women on the subject.

 

We discuss:

      Two thought-provoking quotes from the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (3:09);

      A little bit about Dr. Jennifer McCauley’s background and how she was led to specialize in pelvic floor physical therapy (6:15);

      Various pelvic floor issues that can result from childbirth or any abdominal surgery including, urinary leakage, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with intercourse, constipation, and nerve injuries (8:29);

      The importance of having an awareness of pelvic floor health and how it can prepare women pre- and postpartum, as well as with any abdominal surgery (10:50);

      What occurs during injuries and what is required to get back to normal function, and how Dr. McCauley works to reprogram the neuromuscular system from the standpoint of pain, movement, and function (13:14);

      More about the core, and how the pelvic floor is not separate from the core (16:01);

      Things that sabotage the core, and specifically pelvic floor strength, stabilization, and overall alignment (18:26);

      Different ways to be proactive against pelvic floor issues and how to relax and release the pelvic floor at home (19:44);

      How Dr. McCauley and her team approach treating pain with intercourse from a multi-disciplinary approach (23:19);

      Different specialists people can see to work on pelvic floor issues (25:33);

      Men’s pelvic floor health and various pelvic floor issues they experience (26:21);

      What is new at Dr. McCauley’s practice, including a Class IV laser that deals with scar tissue, and visceral manipulation (28:57);

      How therapy can help people get “un-stuck” and move forward (31:25);

      Different ways Dr. McCauley evaluates her patients, including internal manual exams (32:21);

      Tools patients can use for homework and therapy (34:13);

      How long it generally takes for someone to recover post-surgery (35:52);

      NeuFit Therapy and the potential for use in pelvic floor rehabilitation through the transverse abdominous (37:33);

      Dr. McCauley’s three recommendations that people can do to take care of their pelvic floor (39:10);

      How pregnancy can affect the abdominals, and how physical therapy can help close the separated abdomen (43:15);

      And more!

 

To learn more about Gladden Longevity, visit www.GladdenLongevity.com

To learn more about Dr. McCauley and Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, visit www.InspirePTandWellness.com

 

If you mention this podcast, you will get 10% off a 5-Pack Pelvic Floor Package when you call and schedule with Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness!

 

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Special Guest

Dr. Jennifer McCauley
www.InspirePTandWellness.com

Jennifer McCauley, PT, DPT, OCS, NCPT is DFW's premier physical therapist specializing in Pilates-based rehabilitation, orthopedic, and pelvic health physical therapy. Jennifer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Jennifer helps active health conscious individuals get back to the activities they love, by getting  to the root cause of their aches and pains.Jennifer has been helping people stay healthy and active since 2002 where she first began teaching Pilates. Inspired by her innate gift for helping people through movement, Jennifer pursued a physical therapy degree and in 2008 graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. In 2012, Jennifer sought further specialization and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and in 2016 completed her Movement Links Certification (MLC).Jennifer’s passion for learning and journey into motherhood inspired her to pursue advanced postdoctoral training in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy through Herman and Wallace. She further gained expertise in the field working in Kaiser Permanente's Urology department helping both men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Jennifer has received advanced manual therapy training in Functional Dry Needling, Graston technique, Myofascial Decompression (cupping), and Visceral Mobilization and advanced training in Movement Science and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Redcord (Neurac), and NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT). She integrates these principles into her practice daily to help patients of all ages recover from injury.Jennifer truly cares about her patients and that is reflected throughout the care you will receive at Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness. Jennifer is a gifted teacher and healer. Her approach to care incorporates skilled manual therapy and advanced movement science techniques to help eliminate pain, restore function, and enhance athletic performance. She is able to treat a variety of orthopedic, sport, and pelvic health patients. Her holistic approach to care helps her patients to not only recover from injury, but to thrive, living life to its fullest.