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An Introduction to Pelvic Health

An Introduction to Pelvic Health

An Introduction to Pelvic Health


Pelvic physio has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, from low-back and pelvic pain to urinary and fecal incontinence to challenges associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Join us in learning about this important (and often ignored!) area of the body through discussion and gentle exercises. All genders welcome!

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The instructors
Linnea Thacker
Physiotherapy Resident, MScPT, DMA

Linnea is a physiotherapy resident who enjoys supporting people on their journey towards greater health and wellbeing. Prior to completing a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto (2020), Linnea obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts (2018) with a dissertation on ways of incorporating health promotion into music education, and now teaches a health promotion course for undergraduate music students. Linnea has also instructed yoga for the past decade, and regularly incorporates mindful movement practices, along with health promotion education, into her physiotherapy work with clients.

Linnea has long been interested in women’s health, particularly surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period. She is passionate about pelvic health, and has completed post-graduate training in pelvic health for all genders, addressing a wide range of challenges, including incontinence and pelvic pain conditions. Linnea’s treatment philosophy involves taking a compassionate approach to empowering her clients, in order to help them return to doing what they love.

Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Welcome to an Introduction to Pelvic Health
  • Welcome!
  • Outline
  • An Introduction to Pelvic Health
  • What Is The Pelvic Floor & What Does It Do?
  • What Do The Pelvic Floor Muscles Do?
  • Low Back Pain And The Pelvic Floor
  • What Happens When The Pelvic Floor Muscles Are Not Working Optimally?
  • The Squatty Potty
  • Why might the muscles of the pelvic floor not be working optimally?
  • Kegels & Breathing Exercises
  • What Is Pelvic Floor Physio?
  • Feedback
  • Conclusion and Q&A
  • Conclusion
  • Q&A
  • Feedback