This episode is all about pelvic floor therapy for endometriosis and the huge role it can play in helping us live well with the disease. Heba Shaheed is the founder of The Pelvic Expert, an online platform that provides programmes and courses on pregnancy, birth recovery, chronic pelvic pain and menstrual issues - including endometriosis. Heba is a women’s health coach, yoga and Pilates teacher, physiotherapist and fellow endometriosis warrior. She provides support to people with endometriosis through her courses, talks and classes, and has recently developed an online programme specially for those of us with endometriosis.
In today’s episode, we talk about the link between the pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and endometriosis, and how endometriosis negatively affects our nerves and muscles, as well as how our muscles and nerves actually impact our experience of endometriosis. We explore the role of physiotherapy and pelvic floor therapy can have in healing some of the nerve and muscle damage caused by chronic pain and scarring, how we can start supporting our pelvic floor with physical therapy exercises for endometriosis at home, how to find a practitioner and what to expect from a pelvic floor therapy session. We also wrap with Heba’s key endometriosis natural treatment options.
I learnt SO much in this episode, Heba is a fountain of knowledge and I’m sure you’ll love this episode.
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The Pelvic Expert Website
The Pelvic Expert Endometriosis Blog Posts
Endo Ease Course
TENDO - Endometriosis Summit Download