What we’re covering in this episode:

  • Symptoms and signs that you may need to visit a pelvic floor specialist
  • Why it’s not normal to pee your pants when trying to work out after childbirth
  • The proper way to do kegels
  • Why all women should have a pelvic floor examination after childbirth
  • How Dr. Dawn finds time for self-care

Resources Mentioned: 

Golden Eggs Fertility – my 6-week fertility-boosting program for women + couples

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About Dr. Andalon: 

Dr. Dawn Andalon is a physical therapist, educator, author, and Co-Founder of LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance with her husband and PT, Dr. Oscar Andalon. She is known as a leading spine and postpartum women’s health specialist in the San Diego area.

Prior to living in Carlsbad, CA, she worked at Nike WHQ in Portland, OR as a physical therapist and consultant. She has always enjoyed fitness and working with the active population as she was a former dancer and gymnast. Dawn has completed certification through Polestar Pilates which she has implemented with elite and Olympic athletes, surfers, golf pros, and the weekend warrior to enhance their chosen sport and for rehab with spinal injuries. She is highly trained in Pelvic floor rehab, holds a manual therapy certification from University of St. Augustine, and has special training with the female athlete population. She enjoys treating spine, hip, and pelvic issues. Dawn also has a passion for postnatal care, serving as an educator to bridge the gap between labor/delivery and return to exercise. She loves living by the beach with her husband and 2 young daughters.

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