Ep 17: Getting to know you (down there) with Dr. Mansi Patel
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
Dermatologists encourage you to examine your moles. Gynecologists encourage you to examine your breasts. But who encourages you to examine your vulva and vagina? That's where pelvic floor physical therapists can help. We can examine the vulva and pelvic floor with our eyes closed. Seriously! So who best to teach you how to do so? Check out this episode as I sit down with Dr. Mansi Patel of Whole Health Physical Therapy to discuss this and more. Mansi Patel, PT, DPT is passionate about helping people live their life to the fullest without pain, limitation and always relying on medications. Thro ..read more
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Ep: 24 Lessons from the summer
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
I am back with new episodes this season. And this season, we will be focusing on health and wellness. We are still in the middle of a pandemic and we all, more than ever, need to learn tools and techniques to manage everyday and chronic stress. Outside of learning that most people don't wash their hands often enough, we've also learned the importance of maintaining emotional and mental health. In this episode, I discuss the 6 lessons I learned while practicing the ultimate rest and self care. This season,  you'll get  more episodes like this as well as hear from other health and well ..read more
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Ep 10: Functional Medicine in PT with Dr. Danielle Bailey
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
In this episode, I'm sitting down with Dr. Danielle Bailey, another pelvic floor PT and mama to chat about constipation in pregnancy as well as functional medicine's place in physical therapy.  Dr. Danielle Bailey, an Illinois native, has 10 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist, of which the last 6 years have been in the Dallas-Fort-Worth area.  In 2010, she received her doctorate of physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis.  Within the last four years, she has developed an interest for women’s health, and now provides therapy services for individ ..read more
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Ep 8: Let's talk about your vagina with Dr. Heather Irobunda
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
In this episode, I had the honor of chatting with Dr. Heather Irobunda, an OB/GYN Physician for NYC Health and Hospitals. We are not shy about talking about the vagina, what it really is and what to do is she stinks or itches. We even touch on health disparities and discuss qualities of a good doctor.  Dr. Heather, a true New Yorker, is an OB/GYN Physician who takes care of reproductive health needs for people with vaginas and/or uterus and/or ovaries. She always wanted to do something that helped people know more about themselves and eventually narrowed things down to medicine after coll ..read more
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Ep 12: Pilates for every body with Dr. Theresa Pride
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Theresa Pride to talk about the love of her life, Pilates. As a trained physical therapist, Pilates instructor, former dancer and wellness coach, we talk about how blending all of the above is able to help every and all bodies.  Dr. Theresa Pride is the owner of Pride Physique, a virtual pilates studio based in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Theresa has nearly two decades of experience with injury, Pilates, and teaching others about their bodies and movement.  With a history of injury, a former professional dance career, and education as a Doctor of Physical Thera ..read more
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Ep 18: A true introduction to uterus ownership with Dr. Ijeoma Okeigwe
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
I think we can all agree that education has done us a disservice in teaching us about your bodies, specifically when it comes to knowing about periods, hormones, and fertility. For many of us, our parents have also unintentionally failed to teach us what we should know. But in this episode, Dr Ijeoma Okeigwe, a fertility doctor (Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist) addresses menstrual cycle vs. periods, what's normal vs abnormal, hormonal balancing, and more. After this  episode, you'll have a general idea of the basics, and I truly mean the basics. Tune in to get star ..read more
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Ep 16: What is pelvic floor therapy anyway?
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
After a much needed break, I am back with another episode to answer some questions. I'm talking about what is pelvic floor PT, how one becomes one, and how it's different than other forms of pelvic floor recovery. I even share my personal experience with pelvic floor PT.  Let me know what you think of this and other episodes. Help a sista out and leave a review so I can keep bringing you amazing goodies. And while you're at it, share this podcast with at least 2 people who can benefit (anyone with a pelvis :-). Follow me in IG @lotuspelvicpt for more tips and information or shoot me an em ..read more
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Ep 7: What babies do to your pelvic floor with Ibbie Afolabi
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
Is this episode, I'm discussing all things pregnancy and postpartum and the trauma that your pelvic floor can endure. If you're pregnant, ever had a baby, or thinking of having a baby, give this episode a listen. You'll learn how to prepare your pelvic floor for birth and how to recognize when you need PT before and after baby is born, even years down the line. Ibukun Afolabi (Ibbie) has a wealth of knowledge as a mama and clinical PT to share with other mamas in this episode. Between the 2 of us, we have 7 children and years of experience to shape our clinical practice and treatment of women ..read more
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Ep 6: You're full of sh*t with Dr. Shalay Foster
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Shalay Foster about all things poop. We can't address pelvic floor issues without touching on this subject.  Dr. Shalay Foster, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, works at the Center for Pelvic Wellness at Princeton Medical Center (PMC), a highly specialized physical therapy practice, offering progressive treatments for men, women, and children aged 7 and older affected by pelvic floor disorders.  Dr. Shalay is skilled in the treatment of pelvic pain, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. She works with all genders throughout the lifespan who are i ..read more
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Ep 3: Yoga for pelvic recovery with Jasmine Evelyn
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by Kenael Segal, PT, DPT
2y ago
In this episode, I'm speaking with Jasmine Evelyn, pelvic health physiotherapist and yoga teacher at Mindful Movement in the beautiful Barbados. Today, we discuss a couple pelvic floor conditions, pelvic organ prolapse and pain with sex. We also discuss stigma around pelvic floor PT in Barbados and in the US as well as self care.  Jasmine's love of movement led her to a career in physiotherapy and later to complete her 200hr yoga teacher training. This combination of yoga and physiotherapy gives Jasmine a unique insight into movement. She aims to share mindfulness through the practice of ..read more
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