Events

VIRTUAL - Amber Chewning, PT - The Importance of Pelvic Floor Therapy

When: 08/18/2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


The Importance of Pelvic Floor Therapy

VIRTUAL Session begins at 5:30 PM 
Please register above in order to receive the link to join the program.

 


Session Description:  Please join us for an information session on the benefits of pelvic floor therapy.   If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then pelvic floor therapy may be for you:  pain during urination or when the bladder is full; urine leakage when coughing, sneezing or laughing; a strong urge to urinate without being able to empty your bladder; painful bowel movements and/or constipation; pain during or after sex or vaginal exams; the feeling that the pelvic organs are dropping (prolapse); lower abdominal pain; and chronic pain linked to endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome or fibromyalgia. 

Pelvic floor disorders affect one in three women.  The good news is that pelvic floor dysfunction can be treated successfully by a trained physical therapist.  


Instructor Bio: 
 

Amber Chewning, DPT, PT, CLT was born in Wilmington, NC, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her degree in Movement Science. She continued at Duke University to obtain her doctorate in Physical Therapy with a focus in Women's Health. She has served as a lead physical therapist at MD Anderson Cancer Center and participated in several research initiatives to standardize Best Practice for breast cancer survivors. She has advanced training in lymphedema, pelvic health, dry needling, and myofascial release.   Pelvic Floor Therapy includes the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles which are affected by a variety of diagnoses including the bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.   She now works at Novant Health Rehabilitation within the Weisiger Cancer Institute serving cancer survivors in the Charlotte area. 

 

Contact CBF for more details:
Email: lverner@carolinabreastfriends.org
Location Phone: 704-370-7773


NOTE: This session will be delivered online using Zoom.  You can participate using your computer, smartphone, or tablet.  There is no cost involved or software to load.   All you need is the meeting link and password, which we will provide via email confirmation when you register above (using the button at the top of this session description).   We suggest using the provided meeting link a few minutes prior to the start time of the session.    If you don't receive a confirmation email from us within an hour of registering, please check your SPAM folder or email : lverner@carolinabreastfriends.org

Pink House Disclaimer...

Programs at Carolina Breast Friends should not be used as a substitute for any treatment. Sessions are intended to provide community and general support for breast cancer survivors. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your doctor if you are in any way concerned about activities that are part of an offered program.

 
 

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