Jessica Kerr from Allied Therapy Partners, Chicago

Episode 37: Why Pelvic Floor Health Matters for Latina Women with Jessica Kerr, PT, DPT, PCES

Were you ever told that it is totally normal to pee once you have a baby? Have you ever wondered why there are common misconceptions about pelvic floor health for women?

Well, I am excited to give you a quick introduction about pelvic health, because there are so many benefits that pelvic floor physical therapy can do for you and your changing body, especially when you become pregnant and have a baby. 

Today, we welcome Jessica Kerr, who is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and founder of Allied Therapy Partners. Jessica is skilled in working with individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction or those who are pregnant or postpartum. She is a trained Herman and Wallace pelvic health provider and obtained her certification as a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. 

During my first pregnancy, I had no idea there was physical therapy for your pelvic floor and if it wasn’t for a mom friend who told about this, I wouldn’t have known the amazing benefits there are. At the time of the recording with Jessica, I was 36 weeks pregnant and had started to go with a PFPT and continued going throughout my postpartum journey. 

In This Episode You Will Hear:

  • The anatomy of the pelvic floor and its functions.
  • Why it’s important to take care of our pelvic health.
  • The common myths we often hear about our bodies as it relates to the pelvic floor 
  • Why Latinos don’t seek a pelvic floor specialist.
  • How the Latinx community can break the taboo about pelvic health and better educate ourselves about our bodies.

Resources Discussed in this Podcast Interview

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