Today I speak with Dr. Ginger Garner, PT, DPT, ATC/L. She is a clinician, author, educator, and longtime advocate committed to improving access to physical therapy services. She is the CEO of Living Well Institute, which has trail blazed interdisciplinary training in Therapeutic Yoga and Functional and Lifestyle Medicine since 2000. She also owns Garner Pelvic Health, a private practice located in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Garner specializes in chronic pelvic pain including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, prolapse, incontinence, peri- and menopause, and also serves the performing arts and public speaking community with “voice to pelvic floor” therapy, as well as post hip arthroscopy rehab.
Ginger tells us about her experience as a singer and how her pregnancies and postpartum periods affected her abilities. You don’t what to miss what she has to say!
We talk about:
-finding pelvic floor physical therapy
-the voice and the pelvic floor
-how singing changes with pregnancy and postpartum
-recovering from a birth injury
-connection to sounds and pelvic floor symptoms
-post hip surgery horseback riding
-coming back better after childbirth
-evidence based practice
2:50 first pregnancy expectations
6:30 getting into care with a pelvic floor PT
11:29 connection to singing and pelvic floor
16:50 common patterns with singing
19:40 working towards function patters
25:55 birth injuries and riding horses
33:34 early pelvic floor physical therapy
39:40 walking moms through the process
48:01 learning from those who went before us
57:00 rapid fire questions
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