In my quest to spread the word about my pelvic floor physical therapy practice, my website, facebook page, twitter account.... I have heard "Do you have a blog?" My response: "Well, not quite yet, but I am working on it!" Anyone that knows me personally knows that I typically have no trouble talking about things I like and sharing my thoughts and opinions, but a blog? A blog that will be out for anyone to read... What can I share...? Will people want to read it...? After thinking about it for weeks, I started to ask myself "Why is it any different from a conversation you might have with a patient or a friend?" Well, there are some differences, but more commonalities I believe. So here I go..... I have a blog...a blog "in progress." That seems safe to say.
In my excitement and nervousness about opening my own practice to help women with conditions that I feel are still left in silence and not always well understood, I have had some convincing to do. Most people know what a Physical Therapist does, but a pelvic floor Physical Therapist? As I have heard "Hmm...that is weird. What do you do exactly?" I began to realize very quickly that my passion and excitement may not be shared with everyone. And...that is ok. On the contrary, I had a close friend tell me that she had problems with painful intercourse a few years back and was basically told by her OBGYN to "relax and lube up." As you may imagine, it wasn't that easy of a fix and left her questioning herself and what was going on in her body and her head. This happens too often for women! She proceeded to share with me: "I commend you for opening a practice for women who NEED the care you provide.....I pray the women who need you, find you." With that, I smiled inside and knew that with some education, what I do would be more clear.
So, like any great blogger, I am going to reference my readers to a great post I read written by someone else! Check out these common misconceptions about pelvic physical therapy provided by Jessica Powley, PT, DPT, WCS from Proaxis Therapy Pelvic PT.
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Dr. Robyn Wilhelm, PT, DPT specializes in women's health and pelvic PT. An Ohio native, she enjoys Buckeye football and misses the Fall season. Dr. Robyn enjoys her life in Arizona and spending time with her husband, two kids and Chocolate Lab George.