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Pelvic Floor Health – Episode 121

In today´s episode, Dr. Jeffrey Gladden sits down with Dr. Jennifer McCauley from Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness in Southlake, TX. The focus of this episode is to hit on the topics of the pelvic floor, pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, and Dr. McCauley’s unique and holistic approach to physical therapy.

Listen to this episode to learn about making a hundred the new thirty, living beyond 120, and Living Young for a Lifetime!

Show Notes:

Dr. McCauley’s approach to physical therapy (4:36);

The idea that movement is medicine (5:51);

The relation of the time of the injury and the importance of training the brain on how to perceive pain (5:24);

How the body compensates in response to pain and the anticipatory pain function in the brain (6:51); 

Dr. McCauley’s approach to reprogramming the brain’s response, including mindfulness and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) (8:50);

The power of mindfulness in healing the body and dealing with pain (10:09);

Pelvic pain and the various conditions associated with it for men and women (14:07);

Oxidative stress and damage and strategies used to control inflammation (15:47);

The relationship between the core and its relationship to the pelvic floor (17:52);

Dr. McCauley’s integrated approach to physical therapy (21:21);

Neurokinetic therapy, how it works, and Dr. McCauley’s approach with it (23:17);

The various methods Dr. McCauley uses for her patients to work on stabilization at home (24:07);

The pelvic floor and its relationship to pain and sexual dysfunction (28:54);

The typical rehabilitation time frame for Dr. McCauley’s patients (32:10);

Dry needling and how it is different from acupuncture (39:47);

Pilates-based therapy and how Dr. McCauley integrates that into her practice (47:00);

To learn more about Dr. Jennifer McCauley’s practice:


Inspire Physical Therapy is offering a 10% discount on a 5-pack pelvic floor package! Call 817-912-1420 to schedule your appointment and mention this podcast!


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