On the first Healthy Wealthy and Smart LIVE on Facebook, I am joined by Julie Wiebe to discuss the pelvic floor and sports performance. Julie Wiebe, PT has over 20 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip pros to do the same. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live and online educational programs. Find out more and connect with Julie at www.juliewiebept.com or via social media twitter/FB/IG JulieWiebePT.
In this episode, we discuss:
-The anatomy of the pelvic floor and its vital role in biological functions
-How to broach the topic of pelvic floor health with your patients
-Julie’s go-to biomechanical screening tests for performance and pelvic health
-Enhancing breathing patterns for pain management and sports performance
-And so much more!
Incontinence following pregnancy has unfortunately been normalized in our society and it’s up to clinicians to educate women about pelvic health and advocate for greater access. Julie stresses, “We have better solutions now for athletes than we’ve had in the past.”
One of the most important functional tasks that Julie addresses with all of her patients and clients is the act of breathing as Julie believes, “Breathing is your gateway into all these systems.”
Julie utilizes recruitment of core muscles and breathing techniques in her treatment interventions to promote movement fluidity. She stresses, “It has to be a team, it’s all working together and it needs to move in a responsive way.”
For more information on Julie:
Julie Wiebe, PT has over twenty years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Following her passion to revolutionize the way women recover from pregnancy and return to high levels of fitness, she has pioneered an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness.
Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations. Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education courses and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, professional organizations, state and national professional conferences.
Julie maintains a cash-based clinical practice in Los Angeles and shares her approach to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness with pros and women worldwide through online courses and mentoring.
A published author, she advocates for awareness of pelvic health in fitness on her blog and through social media (Twitter/FB/IG-JulieWiebePT) www.juliewiebept.com
When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her first passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David.
Resources discussed on this show:
Online Courses: Grab 20% off Adult Pro Course bundles with code Healthy20 (Piston Science Bundle A and B), Sports Med Bundles A and B, and Piston Science Module One. For individuals-Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness.
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