Episode #47: Becoming Your Own Health Advocate Part 2 with Laurel Proulx, DPT
During this episode of Rebel Heart Radio, Genevieve and Cassie sit down for a second week with Laurel Proulx, DPT to chat about how to become your own health advocate! Laurel digs a little deeper into her own personal health journey with chronic illness. We wrap up this episode with a practical list of steps you can take to become your own health advocate. In Part 2, we chat about...
knowing your health baseline
Laurel’s journey to advocating for herself
the challenges of living with invisible illness
documenting your health journey
knowing your practitioner’s limitations
walking into your appointment with a goal
sexism, bias, prejudice & discrepancy in care
fostering the empowerment of your own care
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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!
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:
@drjolenebrighten | Dr. Jolene Brighten on Instagram
Resources from Episode 44: Becoming Your Own Health Advocate Part 1:
Genevieve Blair | @gennybbeauty
Cassie Kanable | @cassiekanablentp
Rebel Heart Radio | @rebelheartradio
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