What Every Mom (New or Not!) Needs to Know about Her Pelvic Floor
Please join us to learn how you can maintain a healthy core and pelvic floor and why it matters.
- Why and how your pelvic floor is critical to successful delivery and recovery
- Why the pelvic floor and core should be the focus of exercise
- Why certain exercises weaken the pelvic floor by increasing pressure on it
- Daily habits -- how they impact pelvic floor function and can mean more than an hour of exercise
- Should I kegel? Why or why not?
- Postpartum sex!
Please dress comfortably. This event is mainly a workshop focusing on education with an option to try a few key "core" exercises. Babies are welcome!
Your host is Lindsey Vestal, a pre- and post-natal pelvic health therapist and owner of the Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre- and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications. She has trained with Herman & Wallace Institute, Diane Lee's Integrated Systems Model, Maitland as well as specialized biofeedback training for the pelvic floor. Lindsey teaches pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor health for the Maha Mama pre- and postnatal yoga teacher training in NYC. She is an ongoing contributor to Well Rounded NY. Lindsey was recently selected as a recipient for the Women's Net Female Entrepreneurs Grant.
As an OT, she is a passionate promoter of bridging pelvic floor rehabilitation with lifestyle modifications while addressing the psychological impact that pelvic floor issues have on our everyday lives.
Prior to founding her own practice, Lindsey was a therapist at Roosevelt Hospital. Lindsey lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children Avery, 4 and Liam, 2.