079: Pelvic floor health and tips with Brittney Ellers, PT, DPT

(+300k download giveaway below!)

Hi friends! I’m SO excited about today’s podcast episode because it’s packed full of info and tips for ya’ll. I’ve been a fan of MoveU and Brittney Ellers on Instagram for quite a while, so I was thrilled when she said she’d come on the show and chat about pelvic floor health.

She drops so many knowledge bombs in this episode and I hope you’ll check it out!

Brittney Ellers

Here’s a little bit about Brittney if you’re not familiar with her:

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Registered Yoga Teacher, Brittney serves her community by educating on people’s pelvic and menstrual health. She is passionate about helping people transform into powerful beings who are able to harness their hormones and body awareness to their advantage. She takes it one step further and guides patients during the prenatal and postpartum period of their lives, through prenatal yoga and pelvic floor physical therapy. She treats holistically in North County San Diego, using a blend of her skills in her practice, Being Better. Follow her on Instagram here (you’ll learn so much!).

Use this link to check out her Pelvic Floor course and the code MOVE10 for 10% off!

Here’s what we talk about in today’s episode: 

What inspired her to become a Physical Therapist

Pelvic floor 101 – why is it important and what are some of the common issues she sees

Tips for protecting your pelvic floor and pelvic floor health

Why strengthening isn’t always the best idea

Recommended books for women wanting to learn more about their cycle

and so.much.more!

Resources from this episode:

Check out Floliving for menstrual health resources and the books In the Flo, Beyond the Pill, The 5th Vital Sign, The Period Repair Manual, and WomanCode.

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Thank you so much for listening and for all of your support with the podcast! I recently hit a huge milestone – 300k downloads! It means the world to me that you’ve listened to this fun little project for the past few years, so I thought I’d do a little giveaway!

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a rating or review if you enjoyed this episode. After you leave your rating, leave a comment below to let me know! I’ll pick a random winner on Friday to receive a few of my favorite things: a pair of APL sneakers, whatever product they want from my Beautycounter grab bag, and unlimited access to Fit Team.

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  1. Olviya on May 19, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I’m 30 weeks along and this podcast was helpful! Congrats on 300k!

  2. Emily H on May 19, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I’m TTC and trying to learn as much as I can now. Great discussion. I rated.

  3. Kathy on May 19, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I’m 38.5 weeks with my second and it’s always my unsolicited advice to new moms to go get checked out by a Pelvic Floor PT after birth or if they are still experiencing issues! I was very weak after my first and had lots of internal tension and weak and tight hip flexors. I’m now seeing one before and will see her after too! I’ve also been seeing a chiro and that has made a great difference! Ps I rated!

  4. MORGAN on May 20, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I am 31 weeks and this was great information – thank you! Congrats on your download milestone!

  5. Jen on May 20, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I left a review! The content you provide is so valuable. Thanks!

  6. Kelly on May 20, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    I’m currently pregnant so this was super informative- but loved that it covered why everyone needs PT. I left a 5 star review!

  7. Leah H. on May 21, 2021 at 6:41 am

    I left a review! I love your podcast and look forward to each episode!

  8. Shannon Rhoads on May 21, 2021 at 7:44 am

    I left a review of the episode! Thank you as always for the great and thoughtful content.

  9. Suzanne on May 21, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Rated! I love moveU too! Very important topic, thank you!

  10. Tracie on May 21, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Rated! Currently 6 weeks postpartum, so this was a great listen!

  11. Eileen on May 21, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Not at all close to having kids but this will be great to re-listen to one day! Left a rating!

  12. Christina on May 21, 2021 at 8:58 am

    I left a rating – love the podcast! I don’t have kids yet but this episode was helpful because I didn’t really consider prevention of pelvic floor issues! thanks!

  13. Natalie on May 21, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Left a 5 star review on the podcast. Loved the pelvic floor episode! Saw a PT myself for some stress incontinence after 4 pregnancies. So helpful!

  14. Angela Magdaleno on May 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Great episode! Congrats on the milestone!!

  15. Katie on May 21, 2021 at 10:22 am

    This was an amazing episode, and I rated! On a personal note, I had never heard about pelvic floor PT until I was experiencing insane pain and my doctor and OB couldn’t figure out why, and my doctor recommended trying it (this was years before I got pregnant). Learning to relax my pelvic floor like you discuss in the episode made a huge difference after just a couple of sessions. Ladies-you don’t have to live in pain! My PT told me in other countries it is extremely common for women to go to a pelvic floor specialist after pregnancy, so thank you for helping spread the word in the US!

  16. Vera on May 21, 2021 at 10:31 am

    i am years post partum but it is something I still struggle with to this day. I wish I would have been more aware of pelvic PT 12 years ago….

  17. sarah a. on May 21, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    If I could yell my praises for pelvic floor PT from the mountain tops I would! I have done it after each of my deliveries (3 kids!) and to say that it is life changing in an understatement. I tell every pregnant woman I know that she should go to pelvic floor PT after they get cleared by the doc!

    I love the podcast, and rated you! Congrats on 300k+ followers!

  18. Dyanna on May 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Loved the podcast! Congratulations on the followers!

    • Dyanna on May 21, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      Left a rating!

  19. Liz on May 21, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Congrats on 300k downloads! It’s been fun listening to you and your guests, and so many of your episodes have lots of new (to me) insight. Keep up the great work and I’m excited for your continued growth!

  20. Megan on May 21, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    This was a great episode- thank you for bringing more awareness to pelvic floor health! I appreciate all the resources that were provided as well!

  21. Jessica on May 21, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Left a rating !
    Great episode, as a postpartum mom still working on a DR this was super interesting!

  22. Jen on May 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    I left a review & rating
    I’m always so happy when pelvic floor PT comes up as a topic! SO wish it was standard to have new mamas see one.

  23. Sara S on May 22, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Left a review and rating! LOVE bringing more light to pelvic floor issues! I wish more women were aware!

  24. Alexandra on May 23, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Left a review and 5 star rating! Congrats on 300k!!

  25. Ellie on May 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Congrats! I’ve given a 5 star rating and already left a review a while ago love this podcast, I listen whilst I’m out walking and it’s like listening to a friend well done on 300k!

  26. Mandi on May 25, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Left a rating!! I’ve been enjoying your podcasts!

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