Beyond Kegels: A Lifetime of Pelvic Health - Rancho La Puerta
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Beyond Kegels: A Lifetime of Pelvic Health

Week of December 2, 2023

OVERVIEW- This series of presentations empowers you to understand your pelvic floor muscles and the associated core control, bowel, bladder and sexual functions. It includes up to date information and exercise practice.

Beyond Kegels: How Fit is Your Pelvic Floor? Let’s Explore!
Learn how the pelvic floor (Kegel) muscles control urine leakage, urges and frequency as well as bowel control and sexual appreciation. Topics covered include functions and anatomy of the muscles of the pelvic floor and its relationship to pelvic health and core control. You will leave being available to help identify any areas of potential issues.

Beyond Kegels: How do I Kegel? Let me count the ways!
Are you up to date on current pelvic floor (Kegel) exercise techniques? This presentation teaches proper pelvic floor activation and release. It will cover the importance of breathing and positioning to pelvic health and pelvic floor exercises. You will learn to self-assess your pelvic floor muscles and where to start or progress with an exercise program.

Beyond Kegels: Simple Self-Care for Bowel and Bladder Control and Exercise
Have you, a family member or friend been offered medication or surgery for bladder/bowel problems? Time to debunk bladder and bowel myths and learn simple self-care techniques to maintain and improve your bladder and bowel control. Additionally, in this presentation you will learn how to use your pelvic floor with your daily exercise and movement routines.

Beyond Kegels: Sexuality and the Pelvic Floor
This stimulating presentation reviews the pelvic floor as it relates to sexual functions and dysfunctions through the lifespan. Learn specific exercises, breathing and release techniques to optimize your pelvic sexual health. You will learn new ways to use the pelvic floor.


Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in pelvic muscle dysfunction and orthopedic manual therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy both nationally and internationally since 1992. Dawn is also Board-Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD).

Dawn has actively been treating patients since 1982 at Physical Therapy Specialists in Centennial, Colorado.

In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health for providing extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for men, women and children.