Dr. Susie Gronski

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Because life is better without pain in your pants

The In Your Pants podcast is an honest, open, and transparent conversation about those ‘oh so embarrassing’ and difficult topics that we only discuss behind closed doors. It's a show dedicated to debunking myths around pain, pelvic health, and sexuality. 

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Motion is Lotion With Dr. Breann Fox

Not many of you know this but I’ve had my fair share of health issues. The worst was the swallowing issues. Six years ago, I had horrible swallowing terrors. There were times I would swallow and feel like I was choking. It scared the shit out of me. Check out this post to read my story.

 
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But I’m not here to take the spotlight away from my guest, Dr. Breann Fox, because she’s got one helluva story to tell you.

Dr. Breann is a fellow pelvic health therapist and a visceral manipulation practitioner. As a former 4 year D-1 collegiate soccer and 2 years in semi-professional soccer she had her fair share of injuries requiring physical therapy (PT), time away from the game, as well as, surgical intervention. Her experience with physical therapy is ultimately what drove her to enter the field.

Enduring several significant pelvic traumas in her early 20's, prior to PT school, Dr. Breann constantly dealt with pelvic and SIJ pain, dyspareunia, and the occasional urinary symptoms. All of which she was told she would have to live with.

During her didactic portion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at A.T. Still University, she was introduced to the "women's health" and "pelvic floor" aspects of the curriculum. Pursuing further advanced training during her third year of PT school with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, she not only was able to eliminate her own ailments but she realized she had found her calling. This is an area of the field that has so much stigma and so few therapists specializing in it. Dr. Breann's initial post-graduation focus was on orthopedics and pelvic health, however, after enduring a long and very traumatic C-section birth in 2014 with her son, she soon realized that the tools she utilized in the clinic had a missing link.

This is when she found Visceral and Neural Manipulation through the Barral Institute. Her continued coursework has not only changed her life personally but also professionally. As Dr. Breann says, "the gentle, integrated, and cohesive manual therapy techniques of Herman and Wallace and Barral Institute are beautiful and life-changing."

In today’s episode...

We discuss the importance of recognizing how physical and emotional trauma can manifest in a variety of protective mechanisms.  Dr. Breann reminds us that “motion is lotion, everything needs to move.“

With pelvic floor dysfunction, the issues are not always coming from the tissues and understanding the primary drivers are key for recovery. Mental and physical flexibility is necessary to move through traumatic experiences in life. Sometimes it’s mustering the courage to travel the road less traveled. It’s not always an easy one, but well worth it.

Some primary drivers to consider:

  • Emotions
  • Diet
  • Nervous system
  • Motor
  • Endocrine
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Stress
  • Lack of movement

Dr. Breann discusses the overflowing cup concept and gives you advice on how to prevent spillage in your life. When navigating out of pain, it’s essential to look at the whole you and your environment.

 
  Photo by  Tyler Nix  on  Unsplash

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

 

Your environment changes your biology.  

We also break through pregnancy and post-partum misconceptions that might be preventing you from living your life. You’re ‘bioplastic’ and restoring your health is possible at any age and any stage.

This episode is jam packed with priceless information, so don’t hesitate and press play now.

To connect with Dr. Breann Fox, check out her website and be sure to follow her on Facebook

 
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