Recently, we posted a poll asking for YOUR physical therapy questions. We sorted through them and sent them over to our friends at Results Physiotherapy. We’re excited to share their helpful answers and information with YOU, our readers. Read up, mamas! Try their suggestions, and make an appointment! Now is a great time since you’ve likely met your deductible for the year. Their office works hard to get you in super-quickly. No months of waiting! Additionally, you rarely need a referral from your general practitioner. So what are you waiting for?!
How complicated is the treatment for pelvic floor issues?
Not complicated at all! Our initial evaluation usually consists of asking a series of questions followed by a musculoskeletal assessment. During this assessment, we may look at your range of motion in your hips and back as well as check your belly or hip strength. Based on your answers to our questions, we may also ask for your consent to perform a (vaginal) pelvic floor assessment. This allows us to assess the muscles of your pelvic floor and their function and determine what exercise program would be best for you. Everyone is unique. We design an individualized plan based on our findings and your goals.
What is the most effective way to repair diastasis recti without surgery?
See a physical therapist! There is so much information and confusion on the internet about this topic. It is common, but not normal. An evaluation with an experienced therapist can help you determine which exercises are safe for you and your recovery. Your therapist can also assess if there are tight areas in other muscles or joints restricting your muscles from approximating or coming back together. Our biggest success with treating this? Our individualized approach. No two people are the same!
Is there a treatment for pregnancy-related sciatica?
Yes! Any of our locations can help you with this. Your body is going through a lot of changes allowing room for your baby to grow which may be creating imbalances in your pelvis and low back — pressing on nerves and giving you symptoms. Please see one of our therapists so we can help!
Originally from Northern Maine, Stacie Fedorka has always had a passion for health and wellness. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2000 from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and has treated pelvic floor/pelvic health issues since 2003. Additionally, Stacie is also a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, recognizing the importance and critical connection between overall musculoskeletal health and diet/nutrition. Stacie moved to Nashville and joined Results in 2014, and has been the Clinic Director at the Results Pelvic Health Specialty Clinic in Franklin, Tennessee, since 2015. When not working, Stacie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.