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Offline Katie76

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Pelvic Floor Therapy
« on: December 05, 2019, 03:51:02 pm »
Do you have experience with Pelvic Floor Therapy?

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Offline Linde

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Re: Pelvic Floor Therapy
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 06:54:39 pm »
I had not seen much on this topic except an old post about a year ago.

I have recently begun pelvic floor therapy.
My doctor said PFT (Pelvic Floor Therapy) prior to and after GCS helps in recovery. She also said PFT is a procedure  she hopes will be included in the WPATH Standards of Care.

On to my story....

My first appointment was yesterday.  I was not prepared for what was involved, however I did let the therapist know that with my transition, I am willing to "go through the hoops, pay the ticket," or whatever it takes to recover from the surgery.  My therapist (a female) was very understanding. I am her first transgender patient.  What a teachable moment for both of us.  Since my GCS is coming soon (early Janurary 2020), my therapist recommended I see her twice a week, to learn how exercise, strengthen, and manipulate muscles below.  Having hindsight, I wish I had started PFT sooner.  Does anyone have experience with PFT, is there anything I may need to be aware of?

My love to you all,
I think they mean Kegel exercises?  I do them if I think about it, and have achieved quite a bit control over my bladder emptying over time.

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Re: Pelvic Floor Therapy
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 03:23:43 am »
The concept that pelvic floor therapy can benefit for post-op tradeswoman seems to be spreading.  It is not just to treat incontinence issues, but post-op complications like mine.  Here in Israel a physical therapist who specials in pelvic floor therapy for postpartum woman recently began to connect with the trans community.  I made an appointment with her, she examined me and was familiar with my type of problem.  She explained a massage technique for my swollen labia minora and recommended purchasing a support garment that helps women with similar issues.  While I still need a revision, she really helped me ease my pain and discomfort.
I first told a psychiatrist that I wanted to be a girl in 1967 after a psychotic breakdown
Began therapy again with gender specialist 50 years later in September 2017
Began HRT November 2017
Name change with Israel Ministry of Interior March 2018
FFS September 2018
GCS December 2018
Gender change with Israel Ministry of Interior January 2019
BA July 2020
GCS Revision March 2021