So what got you into pelvic floor PT? This is a question that I get asked fairly often by clients as they get to know me. Honestly, I never envisioned myself as a pelvic floor PT and in fact, earlier in my career it was an area of PT that I had written off for myself without knowing much about it. But it’s funny how life works and how suddenly the thing I was sure I would never do became one of the things I am most passionate about.
A combination of life events, witnessing first-hand the vast gaps in women’s pelvic healthcare, and ignorant marketing commercials all fed into this little flame of passion within me that I can only describe as a call. A definite calling that even though I didn’t know much about pelvic floor PT, and no matter how much easier it would be to stay in my comfort zone, I needed to do everything I could to learn more and to let women know that they are not alone, they should not feel ashamed, and there IS help.
This is the wrapper from a Dove chocolate that I snagged when I was taking my first Herman and Wallace continuing education course to be trained to perform internal pelvic floor muscle evaluations and treat women with pelvic floor conditions. I knew I was in the exact right place at the exact right time when I opened up this wrapper and saw “It’s your call”.
Since having the opportunity to work with women with pelvic floor conditions, I have witnessed so many amazing life transformations. It is so rewarding to be able to empower a woman with knowledge about her body and to be able to see her take that and run with it. To be able to sometimes be one of the first people to say, you are NOT crazy and you are not the only one with this issue, and there are actually so many things we can do besides “just learning to live with it”.
So yeah, that’s what got me into pelvic floor PT and that’s what keeps me loving to do it.
Dr. Julie Berube is a pelvic floor physical therapist who is on a mission to revolutionize the standard of healthcare for women in Central New York and the Syracuse area.
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