A Day in the Life

As a pelvic floor PT, I am honored to witness profound changes in my clients’ outlook and overall sense of wellbeing as a result of our work together. One of the most difficult aspects of pain or dysfunction is the sense of powerlessness; you don’t know what is happening or how to change it. I help you regain some of that power, because you cannot change what you are not aware of.

Elizabeth (not her real name) was referred to me for painful intercourse. She had been married for 5 years, but had never been able to be intimate with her husband because it was too painful. She was referred to me by her gynecologist, who was unable to perform an examination on her due to pain. At out first visit, Elizabeth was tearful as she shared her feelings: guilt for not being able to be the sexual partner she wanted to be for her husband; confusion because she did not understand why this was happening to her; shame because she felt isolated, that only she had this issue; and fear that she would never be able to get pregnant. I shared space with her and acknowledged her feelings, while discussing the factors underlying her issues. We discussed how physical therapy could address