The Pelvic Health Summit is an online summit created to bring you the latest information and top experts in pelvic health. Our goals for the Summit and support group are: To educate men and women about the importance of pelvic health. Provide multiple perspectives and specialists to weigh in on pelvic health.
Destinee Miller discusses the integration of physical therapy and yoga to help individuals navigate pelvic pain and incontinence and live a healthy, pain-free life.
As a Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist and Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Destinee’s mission is to ease that burden. With compassion and a creative approach, she enables people to move mindfully and with ease.
The 2019 Pelvic Health Summit is an online summit created to bring you the latest information and top experts in pelvic health.
Our goals for the summit are to: Educate men and women about the importance of pelvic health Provide more perspectives and specialists to consider pelvic health Provide a welcoming platform for people to engage, discuss and support each other.
Learn more about the summit, speakers, topics and join our supportive community group at: https://www.pelvichealthsummit.com/
Many moons ago I had the pleasure of being indoctrinated into the word pelvic health while working as a physical therapist at H&D Physical Therapy in NYC.
After living in New York as a musical theatre dancer, I transitioned back into the world of physical therapy. In 2007 I was happily working in orthopaedics at H&D Physical Therapy and working in dance medicine backstage on Broadway.
Stacey Futterman, former H&D colleague and now friend and co-teacher of Herman and Wallace, came to our office from another H&D location to teach a workshop on physical therapy for pelvic health. She explained how we as orthopaedic physiotherapists could screen people with pelvic health concerns
didn’t realize the extent of how many people suffered from pelvic floor problems. didn’t realize that incontinence was the leading cause of nursing home placement. learned that incontinence can affect up to 50% of women* and 3-11% of men. When it comes to pelvic pain, 11% of men and 25% of women experience pelvic pain.
Twelve years later, I am fortunate enough to work by the river in Boston in a physical therapy practice that I built to treat pelvic and orthopaedic health. I am finding good results and enjoying integrating yoga, breath work and mindfulness into my care plan
Which brings me to the subject of the Pelvic Health Summit, which will be held on the 20th-25th. May.
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande invited me to attend and it was a pleasure to meet her in person. He is one of the main architects of the summit
Hannah Matlock was another sponsor and co-host. She and I had the opportunity to connect about her journey and the work she is doing in the world to promote pelvic health awareness. As a woman with pelvic pain, she was interested in trying a few yoga poses with me and asking questions along the way. I liked that our interview felt more like a one-on-one session as she asked me why I let her try different poses. So funny
My former boss, Amy Stein of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, was interviewed right before me. We had no idea we were going to cross over! It was such a wonderful surprise. She introduced me to the International Pelvic Pain Society and invited me to teach yoga there for the first time in 2013. IPPS also sponsors this free summit
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