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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

What’s the pelvic floor, and why do we care?

Updated: Feb 6

Pelvic floor dysfunction is both incredibly common and poorly treated by our medical system. It’s misunderstood and underdiagnosed. Many patients struggle with symptoms for years before truly understanding what’s going on and how to find relief.

We created this podcast to share practical, positive information about the pelvic floor with all of you!

Everyone with a pelvic health issue deserved accurate information and a chance to get on the road to healing.

Finding Pelvic Sanity Podcast: What's the Pelvic Floor, and Why Do We Care?

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The pelvic floor is critical because it’s responsible for three of the most important bodily functions - peeing, pooping and sex.

Our body is hard-wired to care about this area, making pelvic floor dysfunction even more challenging to treat. When the pelvic floor isn’t working well, we get the following types of pelvic floor symptoms:

-Pelvic pain, including diagnoses like interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, piriformis syndrome, chronic prostatitis and more.

-Postpartum pelvic issues like incontinence, painful intercourse, diastasis recti, low back pain and prolapse.

-Sexual pain and dysfunction in both men and women.

-Pregnancy issues like pubic symphisis pain, SI joint and low back pain, and pelvic floor muscles that aren’t ready for delivery.

-Urinary symptoms like incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, recurring UTIs and more.

-Bowel health problems like constipation, pain or straining with bowel movements, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence or smearing and incomplete emptying.

-Prolapse and symptoms like pelvic pressure and heaviness.

Finding Pelvic Sanity Podcast: What's the Pelvic Floor, and Why Do We Care?

"For most people with pelvic health issues, the pelvic floor is a huge factor and often driving the underlying ‘why’ of what’s going on". -Nicole Cozean, Pelvic Sanity

While these issues are common they are NOT normal and not something you just have to live with. We hope each episode brings you just a little bit of pelvic sanity.

If you’re dealing with pelvic health issues, make sure you join our free FB support group (Finding Pelvic Sanity), follow us for more information on Instagram (@pelvicsanity) and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for wherever you get your podcasts!


How Can We Help at PelvicSanity?

At PelvicSanity, it's our mission to support patients with pelvic pain and pelvic floor symptoms, regardless of where you live. We can help with:

- In-person treatment for those in Southern California at the PelvicSanity clinic

- Immersive Out of Town Program for those able to travel to Orange County, CA.

- Remote Consultations to get you expert 1:1 help, advice and an action plan

- The IC Solution (book) and IC Roadmap online course for those with interstitial cystitis (or who suspect they may have it).

- A Facebook support group for patients called Finding Pelvic Sanity.


Nicole Cozean

Dr. Nicole Cozean is the founder of PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Orange County, CA. PelvicSanity treats patients from all over the world with remote consultations and the Immersive Out of Town Program. She also runs Pelvic PT Rising, training other pelvic PTs to better serve patients.

Named Physical Therapist of the Year, Dr. Nicole is author of the award-winning book The Interstitial Cystitis Solution and the first PT to serve on the ICA Board of Directors, Her passion is helping those with pelvic health issues - regardless of where they live - find lasting relief.

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