Mar 13, 2020
In this episode, we touch on a sensitive topic for women. Full transparency - it might make some of you uncomfortable, particularly men who might be listening, but it is a topic that we must discuss more often.
Kate Roddy is a Toronto-based sport and pelvic physiotherapist who created the Kegel Release Curve. With 15 years of physiotherapy experience, Kate noticed many patients walk through the door with muscular tension caused by stress and anxiety. What most women don’t realize is that they hold their stress in their pelvic floor, and this can lead to a whole bunch of problems. In many cases, the solution is remarkably simple: stretch and relax the muscles so that they work properly. That’s why Kate created the KR curve, a perineal massage tool that makes perineal massage easy for women so that they can resolve and prevent their pelvic floor conditions.
We’re going to get real with this topic. You’ll learn about:
The fact that one in three women will suffer from some level of incontinence, but that this is preventable
That it’s not too late to work on this at any age
That if you have a good idea, the best thing to do is to keep acting on it until it stops you versus you stopping yourself.
How developing your product can be easier than you think if you just keep the momentum going.
About Kate Roddy:
Kate has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. Additionally she completed Level I-III for her pelvic physiotherapy certification and a Real-Time Ultrasound Assessment and Treatment of Lumbopelvic Disorders internship.
Outside of her physiotherapy practice, Kate is a busy mom of two. After having vaginal births with 11.5 and 8lbs babies, she realized her own core and pelvic floor had suffered. She understood it was common to have pelvic floor issues post-partum but it was not normal. Her extensive knowledge, training and first hand experience uniquely suits her to understand the frustration and pain of pelvic floor dysfunction and trying to return to athletic endeavours. She is passionate about working with her clients to help restore pelvic function and train them to a level that allows confidence to return to sport without “accident”. Her tailored programs produce effective and efficient recovery.
Mentioned on the show:
FB and Twitter: @krcurve
Kate IG: kateroddy_6ixphysio.
Kate’s physio website: KateRoddyPhysio.com