As a Women's Heath Physical Therapist, I am in a unique position to help women facing a variety of issues. I am frequently asked, why didn't my doctor ever tell me about you/ this treatment/ physical therapy? Unfortunately, women's health physical therapy (also known as pelvic floor physical therapy) is not yet routinely prescribed. Many women suffer needlessly, thinking that their condition is normal, or cannot be helped. When symptoms become more severe, they go from doctor to doctor, until they finally get an appropriate referral, or until they find a women's health PT through their own research.
And so, I have been helping these women, one at a time, but the general state of awareness is still sorely lacking. I decided it's time to make a difference on a larger scale. Did you know that pelvic floor physical therapy is standard care in France? Every woman that gives birth gets 6 visits of pelvic floor physical therapy (or physiotherapy, as it is called in European countries). Why is that not the standard here? Now I speak at community events to promote awareness. But hey, it's 2015, why not use social media? Keep your eyes open for upcoming posts!
I invite you to join me in my initiative! Tell your friends! Invite them to follow my blog! I welcome your comments and ideas on how to spread the word!
In the meantime, you can learn more about what I do by:
- Visiting my website www.DrRivkaFriedman.com.
- Following my facebook page where I share related articles and upcoming events: www.facebook.com/DrRivkaFriedman
See you soon!
P.S. You may have noticed that I refer to myself as a women's health physical therapist and not a pelvic floor physical therapist. While pelvic floor physical therapy is the more vogue term, I have chosen to limit my practice to women's health issues, and to not limit my practice to pelvic floor dysfunction. The reason for this is that I love helping women! As a female, wife, mother, and careerwoman, I have a deep appreciation for being able to relate to all types of women, using my personal and professional experience in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, thereby enabling them to achieve their personal goals.
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