Episode #20: 4th Trimester Wellness, Pelvic Health & Women's Health Literacy with Laurel Proulx, DPT
During this episode of Rebel Heart Radio, we welcome Dr. Laurel Proulx of FEM Unfolding — [Functional Evidence-Based Movement]! Laurel Proulx is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an Orthopedic Board Certified Specialist with advanced training + experience in women’s health and pelvic health physical therapy. Her professional experience has taken her from working with high level athletes, helping mom’s get back to feeling like themselves, providing amputee rehabilitation and research within the department of defense to improve diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain within the female active duty military population. Dr. Proulx is passionate about continued learning within her field and is a current PhD student. WHAT LAUREL IS ALL ABOUT: improving overall awareness and health literacy of women’s issues for her patients, other physical therapists, and all health professionals. And we say HELL YES to that!
We chat about…
Laurel’s big launch — FEM Unfolding!
women’s health literacy
our disdain for the phrase “get your body back”
Laurel’s journey to focus on pelvic health
what fourth trimester really looks like
what a pelvic health physical therapy visit looks like
autonomic nervous system + pelvic health connection
myths surrounding the 6-week clearance for exercise
what you should be asking at your 6-week postpartum check-up
why it takes so long to get into shape after baby
Dr. Laurel Proulx, DPT is available for Telehealth services for women who want to learn to optimize their health and movement while pregnant or are interested in safe return to activity postpartum. Dr. Proulx is licensed in California, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas.
Where you can find Laurel:
Episode 16 with Liz Winters, NTP | Rebel Heart Radio
SRC Health | Women’s Compression Wear
Bao Bei Maternity | Pregnancy & Postpartum Compression Wear
Genevieve Blair | @gennybbeauty
Cassie Kanable | @cassiekanablentp
Rebel Heart Radio | @rebelheartradio
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