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MOTM #098: Holy Sh!t: The Keystone of Pelvic Health with Dr. Tamra Wroblesky

Monday, March 11th, 2019

I don’t care if you’re a clinician or not, if you have a GI system, this episode is for you. Brought on pelvic therapist Dr. Tamra Wroblesky for a discussion on…poop. Well, not just poop, but we talked a WHOLE LOT about bowel habits and why you pay just as much attention to what’s coming out of your body as you do to what’s going in. If reading that last sentence made you uncomfortable, then you DEFINITELY need to listen to this episode.

Tamra discusses how your bowel habits can and will affect not just your body, but your entire life. Come listen as she dispels some common myths about pelvic floor physical therapy, and explains how your hip pain, or your back pain, or the fact that you feel like crap all the time (pun totally intended) could in fact be caused by your poop.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • Who Tamra is
  • Why Tamra got into pelvic floor PT
  • Tamra’s own experience with pelvic floor pain
  • Tamra’s MTV debut
  • What is was like knowing early on in PT school that she wanted to go into pelvic floor PT
  • What Tamra’s practice model and population looks like
  • What pelvic floor therapy is and actually looks like
  • How Tamra got her first job (which is the job she still has) and the power of asking
  • Tamra’s advice for anyone looking to become a pelvic floor physical therapist
  • How Tamra got involved with the weightlifting community
  • The Power of Habit and find what your patient’s keystone habit is
  • The keystone habit of pelvic health: poop
  • The importance of pressure management as it relates to pelvic floor health
  • Some components of observing the abdomen in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Healthy bowel habits
  • My bowel habits, oh my!
  • The problem with modern toilets
  • The 5 things that affect constipation
  • Why Tamra was recently in the hospital
  • Bowel habits and online dating

Links & Resources for this Episode:

Herman and Wallace website
APTA Women’s Health Section
Pelvic Guru
MOTM #032: Brianna Battles episode
MOTM #056: Carrie Pagliano episode
Supercharge Your Pelvis Article
Contact Tamra
Inner Dynamics PT YouTube channel
-Tamra’s IG: @alpineaddict

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