Dr. Christine L. Klein is a bodily therapist specializing in women’s health based mostly at Health First’s Viera Pro Health and Fitness Center.

Q: Why did you go into this profession?

A: I personally skilled pelvic girdle ache with my second being pregnant and was capable of search remedy by means of my co-workers. Realizing what number of totally different circumstances have an effect on the pelvic floor and the way effective bodily therapy is revitalized my ardour for this career.

Q: What providers do you present?

A: The first step in remedy is dialogue and schooling relating to the circumstances my sufferers are experiencing. A number of behavior modifications could make a world of distinction in terms of pelvic floor circumstances. From there, a whole-body strategy is utilized: a postural evaluation; muscle and tender tissue evaluation; (a evaluate of) way of life habits, food plan and vitamin; workouts which might be straightforward to carry out at residence; guide methods as wanted; and constructive and motivating encouragement. Learning the best way to use your muscle tissue successfully is vital.

Q: What makes this space of drugs fulfilling for you?

A: Physical therapy isn’t the very first thing that pops into your thoughts when excited about receiving remedy for a pelvic floor situation. I really like with the ability to educate individuals about the advantages and constructive outcomes that may be obtained by way of bodily therapy. Helping enhance sufferers’ high quality of life — with the ability to carry their child and train with out ache or urinary leakage, stopping pelvic organ prolapse, avoiding the necessity to urinate each hour, not being afraid to go away the home because of embarrassment — this stuff maintain me fulfilled, figuring out that I’m capable of assist enhance somebody’s life. Regardless of whether or not or not a affected person might require surgical procedure, it’s nonetheless useful to obtain bodily therapy previous to or after surgical procedure, once more to discover ways to correctly use their muscular tissues.

Q: When did you understand this was the suitable medical profession path for you?

A: I noticed this was the suitable path for me in the course of the first course I took for pelvic floor dysfunction specialty. The instructors have been passionate and inspiring, and I used to be excited to place my new schooling to make use of. I take pleasure in taking courses to proceed my lifelong studying, specializing on this area.

Q: What’s the newest development in your subject that may profit sufferers?

A: Aside from the newest developments, I really feel that simply realizing bodily therapy is obtainable for remedy of pelvic floor circumstances is an enormous first step. Regardless of the situation, studying the right way to correctly use your muscle mass with respiration methods and coordination is extraordinarily useful.

Q: What is your greatest recommendation for present and potential sufferers?

A: Do not wait to hunt remedy, and don’t be embarrassed to debate your situation together with your healthcare supplier. Urinary leakage could also be widespread, however it isn’t regular. I want to encourage all postpartum mothers to hunt referral to a pelvic floor bodily therapist, particularly when cleared by their OB-GYN to return to train.

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Know Your Health Pro: Christine L. Klein, Physical Therapist (PT), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Where you’re based mostly: Health First Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation, Health First’s Viera Pro Health & Fitness

Education: I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2006 with my Master’s in Physical Therapy and earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2009.

Professional background: I’ve been a bodily therapist working in an outpatient orthopedic setting since 2006, and I’ve been specializing in pelvic floor bodily therapy since 2015. Pelvic floor bodily therapy includes treating women and males with circumstances resembling: bladder and bowel dysfunction; urinary and fecal incontinence; painful intercourse; being pregnant associated issues; pelvic ache; osteoporosis; post-prostatectomy; constipation; and pelvic organ prolapse.

Address: 8705 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940

Contact: (321) 434-9122; fax: (321) 434-9125; Christine.Klein@health-first.org

On the Web: health-first.org

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