We are experts and will be discussing all things about being a woman, with monthly thoughts through a pelvic PT perspcecitve AND a chiropractor. Each month we will have one guest on for an interview!
Starting off this month of May with a brand new episode of Coffee & Vulvas.
On this episode of Coffee & Vulvas, Dr. Kaylee dives into Endometriosis. There is no solidified cause, and there is no cure, of this disease and it can affect women at any age as well as (in rare cases) men.
-What endometriosis is
-Signs and Symptoms of clients who have endometriosis
-How it requires proper diagnosis to confirm if you do have endometriosis
-How it is properly treated
-Why people refer to a Pelvic PT and what they can do to help someone who has endometriosis
And much more!
Know that you are NOT your diagnosis.
It's important to know that there are resources out there for you. Seek out medical professionals who will educate, support, and advocate for you.
This week on Vaginas and Vertebrae, we are excited to share this episode with our incredible guest Mollie Birney. Mollie is a former therapist who worked with disordered eating and addiction turned clinical life coach.
On this episode Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Madalyn discuss with Mollie:
-Her background story that has lead her to transition from a being a therapist into coaching
-Story behind her business and clients she serves
-Her personal recovery and treatment from having bulimia as a former boxer and what drew her into working with eating disorders
-What compulsive exercise looks like
-Her postpartum journey and body acceptance
-Advice and tips with her background in therapy, coaching, and personal experiences.
And so much more!
Know that you are EMPOWERED.
Our bodies are beautiful, valuable and sacred.
It's time to break those stigmas of values that society has instructed women to be.
Is birth control anti-feminist?
On this week’s episode of Feminine Flow, Dr. Madalyn discusses the history of birth control pill and the disconnection between medical transparency, education and the freedom that women have to right to choose what’s best for their health. Before choosing to take the pill, it’s important that women educate themselves about their body, learn how our menstrual cycle works, and utilize resources do some research.
Choose what’s best for you.
You are empowered to make your own decisions.
Make sure to grab your coffee, we got a brand NEW episode!
We are excited to have you tune in and listen to another episode of Coffee and Vulvas.
On this week's episode you will meet and get to know the Pelvic PT Docs of Down There Docs, Dr. Kaylee Simmerman and Dr. Andrea Yarbrough. Both of them discuss who they are, their mission, who they individually treat, and the reason behind their passion to help their clients reclaim their power by eliminating shame and guilt around pelvic floor dysfunction, frequently ask questions, and so much more.
When it comes to choosing your health care provider, it's important consider that you take the time to see a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who you can connect with and make you feel empowered. It's your body and you deserve it.
Feel free to reach out and connect with them.ANCHOR EPISODE
Let's talk about energy!
As human beings we contain an enormous amount of energy. We are energetically connected to one another. And it is important that we create that space and protect it.
On this episode of Vaginas and Vertebrae, Dr. Madalyn and Dr. Kaylee share their own experiences with energy healing process through Reiki and Shaman. They discuss the holistic treatments, the process of their energy healing process, and the emotions & feelings that they had through those experiences. In addition they discuss the importance of recognizing the benefits, learning how to ground yourself, and healing your soul as it plays a factor into our daily life and work. And much more.
It is a remarkable journey to take if you are ready and open to try it.
It's important to find that human connection in our life that help build up our energy.
Did you know that period poverty is not only happening globally but also locally within our community? Yeah you heard that right!
This week on Vaginas and Vertebrae, we are excited to share this episode with our incredible guest Aanya.
Aanya is a 15 year old high school student who is taking initiative action to advocate for her passion to end period poverty by starting a non-profit called "Global Girls Initiative".
Tune is as Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Madalyn discuss with Aanya her story and the reason behind why she created a Global Girls Initiative, her mission, and workshops they offer for young girls. As well as her experience with running a non-profit, her personal period story, and much more!
Understand that period poverty IS REAL.
Know that you are not alone and if you need help feel free to reach out.
Help support her mission by donating to: PADS-Ending Period Poverty
PMS is not normal.
Your period doesn't have to suck and you don't have to feel like crap. Just because many women are experiencing symptoms does not mean they should be. What does that really mean?
On this episode of Feminine Flow, Dr. Madalyn discusses reasons behind why PMS is not normal, factors that play a role in hormonal imbalance, understanding the messages that our body is telling us, and much more!
Support your feminine energy, your hormones, and menstrual cycle so that your body can do its job. Know that YOU are in control.ANCHOR EPISODE
Here's another new monthly mini series for Coffee and Vulvas!
On this episode, Dr. Kaylee sheds some light on pelvic organ prolapse. She defines what pelvic organ prolapse is, the different kinds of prolapse that she commonly sees with her patients, and addresses the false misconceptions. She also talks about the different stages of pelvic organ prolapse, treatment options (prevention and management), how a Pelvic Physical Therapist can help assess and address the symptoms you are experiencing, and much more.
Know that you are NOT your diagnosis.
It's time to shift and have these conversations.
Reach out to a Pelvic PT or medical provider.
We are really excited to have you tune in and listen to another episode of Vaginas and Vertebrae with our amazing guest, Dr. Rosana Lastra!
Dr. Rosana is 24/7 mobile pediatrician at Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. She is passionate in educating and providing families with direct access to primary pediatric care at the convenience of your own home.
On this episode, Dr. Madalyn & Dr. Kaylee discusses with Dr. Rosana:
-Her story of what lead her to become a pediatrician
-The services she offers to her patients being mobile versus being in a clinic office
-The challenges she sees in her field of work
-Why it's important choose a pediatrician who you feel comfortable with & can have those difficult conversations when it comes to your child's health
-Advice on how parents can advocate for better health care for their children & tips for keeping their kids happy and healthy
And so much more!!ANCHOR EPISODE
There is this power of feminine energy that is within us.
However, there is an imbalance of energies between feminine and masculine.
Though we have both, we get out of touch with our feminine side especially driven by the masculine world.
On this mini series episode of Feminine Flow, Dr. Madalyn talks about stepping into our feminine energy. In which she discusses what it is, the different characteristics between feminine energy and masculine energy, the importance of--slowing down, reconnecting to our body, intuitions, & emotions, and suggests ways in which you can start connecting with your energy.
It's time to reclaim and embrace the power of your feminine energy.ANCHOR EPISODE
We've discussed this many times, that there are so many myths and stigmas in society when it comes to talking about sex, pleasure, and our sexuality. And it should NOT be the case! Our sexual well-being should be empowering, accessible, and inclusive for all.
Our special guest, Isabella, is an Occupational Therapist and cofounder of a business with her partner called XES Products. Their mission is to decrease stigmas and increase education on sexual health, pleasure, disability, and health conditions. And to provide accessible sex products and resources for everyone.
On this episode of Vaginas and Vertebrae, Dr. Madalyn discusses with Isabella of her story and the reason behind why she created XES Products with her partner, the purpose and mission of their business in having accessible sexual health and wellness products for everyone, they break down myths and stigmas around sex and pleasure, advice on buying sex toys, the importance of opening up conversations between sexual partners and between health care providers and patients when it comes to sex, and much more!
It's time to start having these conversations and begin to engage with your sexuality.
When we entered 2020 with all the hope a new year brings, no one could have predicted the reality that was to come--unplanned expectations and a year full of challenges.
BUT most of all a whole new perspective, takeaways, highlights, and learnings as we enter a new year.
On this episode of Vaginas and Vertebrae, Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Madalyn reflect back on the past year and talk about 10 lessons they have learned from 2020.
-How this year gave us the opportunity to go through deep healing, growth and connection with ourselves
-How the year had challenged us in a way to show up
-Becoming more mindful
-And shifting our perspectives of being grateful for what we have and much more!
Let us know what you have learned from 2020. Sending you lots of hope and love in the new year!
When women get their period/menstrual cycle, they start feeling these emotions and changes and don't quite understand why they may be feeling this way.
PMS and PMDD are REAL signs that your body is telling you that there is an imbalance and that your body needs support during these changes. However, it is something that many women are either afraid to talk about or don't know that it is.
On this week's mini series of Feminine Flow, Dr. Madalyn shares with you what PMS and PMDD are, what are some signs and symptoms between the two and how they differ, ways to support your body during this process, the importance of connecting with your body, & more!
Understand that you are NOT alone.
You are NOT broken.
It's time to start having these discussions & feel free to reach out!
Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night?
Know that you are not the only one. Many people experience this and leaving them to feel restless the following day.
On this mini series episode of Coffee and Vulvas, Dr. Kaylee talks about insomnia. She shares her personal experiences and journey with sleep and insomnia, she goes in depth about sleeplessness, the effects of insomnia, the importance of understanding what triggers it, as well as what things has helped her sleep better--what worked and didn't work. And much more!
Give yourself grace...
You are NOT your diagnosis.
Insomnia is NOT your identity.
It shouldn't limit you.
Let's talk about sleep!
Sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. It's vital but often gets neglected and leaves us restless in that case.
Getting a good night sleep is necessary for our optimal health and well-being. And has been linked to great benefits!
On this week's episode, Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Madalyn discuss all things sleep!
-Their own personal experience with sleep
-Brief discussion of the 5 stages of the sleep cycle
-Hours of sleep needed
-The negative and positive effects
-Advice & tips that has helped them both
And much more!
Listen and share this episode if you or someone you know is struggling with sleep.
For this month of November, we are excited to share this NEW episode with our special guest, Jaime Filer. She is an online personal trainer and is passionate in helping coach others to achieve their fitness goal and build their confidence. Jamie has helped many women who have mental health barriers that are preventing them from achieving their fitness goals such as anxiety, emotional eating, and eating disorders.
On this episode of Vaginas and Vertebrae Dr. Kaylee, Dr. Madalyn, and Jaime discuss:
-How her personal experiences and her struggles with eating lead her to be so passionate in fitness and training
-Shifting the perception of what fitness is
-Anxiety with fitness
-Advice on what to do when you have a panic attack during exercise
& much more!
There are so many options when it comes to feminine products nowadays. Having both your period and knowing which period products to use, can be overwhelming ...
On this episode of Feminine Flow, Dr. Madalyn gives a quick rundown and educates on product options you have when you are on your period, scenarios of when you can use them, what they are and how you can use them, as well has her personal period experiences with products she used then and now, and the pros and cons of menstrual cups and period panties.
Knowing these options shouldn't be limited. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Dr. Madayln and Dr. Kaylee.
Sex should be pleasurable.
Orgasms are our power.
On this week's episode of Coffee & Vulvas, Dr. Kaylee describes the different forms of pain with sex, she also talks about her past trauma experiences that lead to her dyspareunia, the importance of seeking a pelvic PT, communicating with your partner, and connecting with your body and pelvic floor. And so much more!
Our sexuality is a vital part of being human. It should be pain free, shame free, & enjoyable.
YOU can have pain free sex.
YOU deserve to have pleasurable sex!
In society, women are conditioned to be placed to fit in a box of how women are suppose to be, to feel, to act, and look a certain way. This brings upon the struggles that women face. We tend to not feel or express our emotions the way we want to and we tend to hide our struggles which builds up this shame and disconnect.
On this episode of Vaginas and Vertebrae, Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Madalyn break down the stigmas that women face in society by opening up and sharing their own experiences, they discuss how important it is to give ourself permission to feel validation through our emotions, to understand our feelings, to create an open space, and to allow ourselves to express and communicate with yourself and others.
YOU are empowered to show up for yourself.
Another new week, another new episode of Feminine Flow!
On this episode Dr. Madalyn talks about how we can shift the way we, as women, think about our own body and femininity through education, self-love, and self-acceptance. She shares her experiences as a young cross country athlete and the limited information she received as a young girl on women's body education. And how important it is to start helping out other women teach young girls how to become aware, understand, and connect to their own body.
Let's start by opening these conversations up to other young girls.
So that we can all become empowered of our own body!ANCHOR EPISODE
Here's another new monthly mini series for Coffee and Vulvas!
On this episode, Dr. Kaylee talks about her personal trauma experiences, pelvic pain, and her fear of pap smears. She also, gives some tips to consider for your next pap smear visit, how to relax and connect with your pelvic floor, the importance of having annual pap smears, and much more.
You are in control of your body.ANCHOR EPISODE
We are really excited to have you guys tune in and listen to another episode with our amazing guest, Dr. Paige!
Dr. Paige Hubert is a Physical Therapist in women's health. She is passionate about helping moms and soon to be expecting moms navigate through their birth journey. She is the owner of Recharged Performance Therapy in Florida-- where she provides in-home and virtual care to all women.
On this episode Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Paige discuss:
advice & all things birth guide related!ANCHOR EPISODE
Check it out, we got a new episode of Feminine Flow with Dr. Madalyn!
Being a woman can be exhausting especially when you have your period. Yeah…PERIOD.
Periods are also known as the Menstrual Cycle. It is a natural and vital part of any woman’s life.That’s why it is important to know what is exactly happening to our body.
On this episode, Dr. Madalyn breaks down the 4 phases of the Menstrual Cycle. She shares a little bit of her story about feeling disconnected to her body, how important it is to understand the changes that are occurring in our bodies, and why it is important for us to start keeping track of our cycles.
Dang, this episode was not comfortable.
But I've learned in my life that being a leader shouldn't be comfortable. We should strive to better ourselves, learn the things we do not know, so we can be and do better. I will be the first to admit that I was blind to the issues of racism in our country. I will also admit, initially, I was unsure how to handle the situaiton.
However, I did recognize my own privelage, the systemic racism, and the things I was blatantly not processing. I recognized the deep need to the inner work, the history educaiton, and seeking out how to do better.
That is why I decided to create this episode. It is the details of my thoughts, my open apology, and a perspective that hopefully will continue to help me become part of the solution, not the problem.
Ladies...if you are preparing for birth or pregnancy, you don't want to miss out on this week's episode!!
Birth is a transformative experience! And it is important to discuss the options you have when it comes to your birth preparation. Preparation for birth and pregnancy can feel empowering. There are countless things that you can do to create your envisioned birth process, however...there is a huge gap in childbirth education.
On this episode, Dr. Madalyn and Dr. Kaylee discuss: questions that are not asked often enough when things don't go as expected, how important it is to have health care providers in your corner who actually want to educate, care, and allow you to understand the choices you have, and know that you have the opportunity to seek help from health care providers and where to find those resources.
Look no further, we got exciting news to share! Dr. Kaylee & Dr. Andrea from Down There Doc's have a NEW birth course: FEMMEmpowered Birth! Their course has it all! From learning about your pelvic floor, considerations with exercise during pregnancy, breath mechanics, pushing techniques, to pelvic floor dysfunction education and postpartum recovery. Everything is tailored for all you expecting mamas! So tune in!
Zul is a Midwife at UMA Midwifery serving families in St.Petersburg, Clearwater and the greater Tampa Bay area-- where she offers prenatal care, home birth, postpartum, doula services and placenta encapsulation. Zul's mission is to help families and expecting mamas create and support their birth experience that they desire.
On today’s episode Dr. Madalyn, Dr. Kaylee, and Zul discuss and answer questions including:
We are coming in with another brand new monthly series of Feminine Flow with Dr. Madalyn.
On Feminine Flow, Dr. Madalyn discusses an overview of what to expect on her mini series, her mission, goal, and why it is important to her, she describes infradian rhythm and how it relates and influences the the female biochemistry, and much more. She is here to educate, support, and empower women on their journey.
Thank you for tuning in!
WE ARE BACK!! Stronger than ever!
Season 2 of Vaginas and Vertebrae...woot!
Dr. Kaylee and Dr. Madalyn are SUPER excited to be back. They have a ton of new content coming your way this new season. With more stories from their personal experiences and journeys, sharing their expertise and knowledge in their practices, bringing in more guest experts, empowering womanhood through all transitions of life, breaking down stigmas, and so much more!
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Mobile Physical Therapy
Telehealth and Wellness Coaching