Kassie Dewitt – Protecting Your Pelvic Floor

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/18469439/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/a0e6cf/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”” download_link_text=”” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/wellandworthylife/Well__Worthy_Life_-_Kassie.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”a0e6cf” libsyn_item_id=”18469439″ /]On today’s episode we’re joined by Kassie Dewitt, an occupational therapist who specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She treats a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions including incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and more. She empowers women with the knowledge necessary to protect the functionality of their pelvic floor. She’s also a wife and mother to two beautiful children.

Kassie shares how she came to become an occupational therapist and why she decided to specialize in pelvic floor rehabilitation. One part of her work she loves is having students come in and see what she does. She also enjoys bringing awareness to the good that pelvic floor rehabilitation can do.

To truly understand what pelvic floor rehabilitation can do, it’s important to know what the pelvic floor is and how it works. Kassie dives into all the details and shares the process of assessment her clients go through when they first start seeing her. Kassie’s overall goal with her clients is to ensure range of motion, coordination, and strength through the pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor health isn’t commonly discussed openly, so it can be difficult to know what’s normal. For example, when it comes to frequency of urination, what is considered to be typical for one person may vary to another. Kassie says that urinating 5-7 times in a 24-hour period and getting up no more than once while you are sleeping is considered normal.

Kassie shares some tips on how we can keep our sexual organs healthy, from using toxin-free feminine products to the best types of lubricants you can use. These might be things that most women don’t think about, but they can have an impact over time. When it comes to all things pelvic floor health, Kassie emphasizes advocating for yourself and prioritizing your quality of life.

Kassie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrsdewitt22

About the Host

I too, struggled in my late 40s when I hit peri-menopause! I was experiencing all those not-so-fun physical changes in my body, as well as mental and emotional fatigue. What worked for me before was not working anymore. 

And the mainstream wellness advice I was following was not for women my age but for women years younger. I also realized very quickly that there is no one formula that works for all women. We are all different and need a customized approach. This aha moment was the first step to my transformation…