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Reclaim the Power of Your Voice: The Voice & the Pelvic Floor Connection

The voice to pelvic floor connection is perhaps one of the most important, and under appreciated ways to jumpstart healing in pelvic health.

My Voice to Pelvic Floor Connection

The very first thing that I did and loved was music. I never thought that the two (PT and music) would overlap clinically until I started to focus on pelvic health. Once I started working in pelvic health and having my own kids I realized how much my voice was impacted. When I started to look at the literature and compare that against what I have seen as a clinician and personally as a singer and as a person with a pelvic floor, the link became undeniable. The most recent evolution is being able to add ultrasound imaging and having the patient voice something as simple as their name and see the cascade of things that happen as I am treating them for pelvic health issues. 

About the Voice and the Pelvic Floor Course

The first four hours are online, on-demand, and the last two hours are a live lab practicing what you’ve learned. BUT we’re also going to talk about that socio-cultural impact, and how we can create that shift toward empowerment of ourselves and of our patients – to reclaim the power of our own voice not just to improve pelvic health, but also to improve our overall well-being

The Voice and the Pelvic Floor is a very practical class. You don’t need to have a background in sound or music or be interested in treating people with voice issues. That’s totally not the case. You don’t have to treat any singers or performers or anything like that. The chief thrust of this course is to make better pelvic health clinicians out of whoever chooses to attend. In VOICE we discuss the base background in the foundations of the voice, the respiratory diaphragm, the pelvic floor, and the diaphragm and how those interact with each other. Then – what you can expect to see based on the literature in terms of how your voice influences your stress response, for example.

Unexpected Connections in the Voice to Pelvic Floor

There are some unexpected pieces in VOICE for people because we are not just talking about anatomy, physiology, and practical application for the clinic – although yes, that is very important. We are also talking about how the voice can impact people’s perception of their self-efficacy, of the power that they carry at work as a clinician. We also talk about gender roles and how people make assumptions about how you sound, and how that plays out in the literature all the way up to the supreme court of the United States – your voice matters. 

The Voice and the Pelvic Floor

Price:$175 .00          Experience Level: Beginner            Contact Hours: 6 hours

Voice to Pelvic Floor Course Description

The most critical part of your own success as a therapist depends on your voice, so this course will benefit you in two ways:

  • Teaching you how to find your voice and use it as a therapeutic modality – effectively, safely, and efficiently.
  • Teaching you how to use vocal interventions to impact not just pelvic, but overall health and well-being.

Additionally, accessing the voice must be trauma-sensitive and COVID-informed.

This course will provide the learner with an evidence-based trauma-informed approach that will help you better manage COVID-19 survivor cases who may present to you with pelvic floor dysfunction. It will also help the learner be more prepared to handle cases where a patient may have co-morbidities such as a history of PTSD or other mental health issues, sexual abuse, and/or birth trauma.

Getting in touch with the power of your own voice also has the potential to:

  • improve your effectiveness and confidence as a clinician,
  • improve your own self-care, and
  • nurture your public speaking abilities as a leader in your field.

Join Dr. Ginger Garner for an introduction to finding and harnessing the power of the voice for pelvic health.

The Voice and the Pelvic Floor – April 2
The Voice and the Pelvic Floor – September 17