Rachel Berman

When and Why to Consider Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Rachel Berman, PT, DPT, PCES (Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist) is now offering pelvic floor physical therapy for women at the Longevity Physical Therapy San Diego clinic. In this Q & A, Rachel shares why she received this credential, who can use it and when to seek treatment.

Q- Why did you get the PCES credential?

I am passionate about ensuring that pelvic floor health is never overlooked. Recognizing the critical importance of this neglected aspect of wellness, I chose to pursue getting my certification as a Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) to fill the gap in comprehensive healthcare. With my education and expertise, I am committed to empowering Women to prioritize pelvic floor health and experience the transformative benefits to their overall well-being.

Q- Can you help someone who is pregnant or not?

Yes. Everyone can benefit from doing pelvic floor exercises. These exercises can help individuals pregnant or not experiencing urinary incontinence, pelvic girdle pain/pelvic floor dysfunctions, postural dysfunctions and painful intercourse. If one is pregnant, it is important to learn how to safely exercise and then return to safe exercise postpartum.

Q- When should someone consider seeking treatment?

  • When preparing for pregnancy/postpartum
  • When one suffers chronic pelvic-girdle pain
  • When one has diastasis recti (a separation in the abdomen that occurs when the tissue between the rectus abdominis muscles stretches or tears)
  • When one is leaking with coughing, sneezing or physical activity
  • When feeling like you need to use the bathroom more frequently
  • When frequency/incontinence is starting to limit your social life or job activities -For preventative care

Q- Do you conduct internal exams?

No. My credential is for external exams only.
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