Naya and Alexis were so excited to be joined by Jamille and Jessica of Sullivan Physical Therapy in the studio! We talked about painful sex after pregnancy, diastasis recti, and why we shouldn't have to pee ourselves with every sneeze.
Jessica and Jamille both specialize in pelvic floor health and also co-host a podcast about pelvic floor physical therapy called PT Below The Waist. They are passionate about spreading knowledge about pelvic health and normalizing the way we talk about our bowel, bladder and sexual health. You can subscribe to their podcast on iTunes, follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook.
Thank you to Sullivan Physical Therapy for sponsoring today's episode! Sullivan Physical Therapy is a private practice clinic in Austin, Texas that specializes in women's and men's health. They address impairments of the low back, pelvis and pelvic floor including conditions such as:
- Cesarean, Episiotomy and Scar Pain
- Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Low back, Sciatica and Tailbone Pain
- Painful Sex and Menstruation
- Pre/Post Natal Pain and Weakness, Diastasis Recti
- Prolapse and more!
Sullivan PT’s physical therapists have advanced training in women's and men's health. Each appointment is one-on-one with a physical therapist allowing them to offer individualized treatment plans for each patient designed around the diagnosis and patient's goals. If you are interested in more information please visit their website at www.sullivanphysicaltherapy.com.
Jessica Chastka, PT, DPT
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, while playing softball. She received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in August 2015 and currently has about 6,500 hours experience treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Jessica became interested in women’s and men’s health after participating in mission trips and clinical rotations where she treated patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. She became inspired to help people who didn't think anything could be done for their problems or felt that they were alone in what they were experiencing. While she loves to treat any and all pelvic floor dysfunction, she especially enjoys getting postpartum women back to exercise and treating chronic pain conditions.
Jamille Niewiara, PT, DPT
Jamille Niewiara received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. During her last clinical rotation, Jamille had a 3 month internship at Sullivan Physical Therapy. She gained interest and knowledge working in women’s and men’s health conditions and continued working at Sullivan Physical Therapy after graduation. She has over 5000 hours experience in treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Jamille is passionate about treating patients with pelvic floor conditions and providing them with the tools and support they need to improve their overall well being. She strives to make her patients feel comfortable and assure patients they are in the right place to address their symptoms.
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