Healing Women's Physical Trauma with Dr. Meghan Helwig
Season 1, Ep. 9
Have you ever thought of how you physical trauma (low back pain, headaches, etc.) are linked to emotional trauma? Today we are talking about physical pain with Dr. Meghan Helwig, a sought out Doctor of Physical Therapy based in Southern California but seeing clients all over the nation. But in truth that does not give her justice – she more of a physical therapist, a coach, a philosopher, sister, and psychologist rolled into one. She approaches pain not just from the acute place of injury, but rather also looks at your environment - relationships, how you breath, your daily habits, etc. She looks to understand not only your pain, but where you body is in terms of mobility, stability and strength. This conversation of physical pain stemming from emotional or past physical trauma (e.g., giving birth, having surgery on your trunk area, etc.) is important. I love that Meghan also intertwines the importance of breathwork into her practice (did you know that you breath 20,000 times a day?!?!). In Meghan's eyes, breath is paramount to the healing journey, which is something that many PTs will not tell you or not ask you about. You can find Meghan in sunny California or on the other side of a zoom call. She does consults across the world and is someone who really acts as a detective to understand your health. You can find out more info at www.primalstrengthpt.com or see her amazing tips on instagram at @primalstrengthdocEnjoy the convo.You can find more about Dr. Sarah's research here --https://www.sarahehill.com/Make sure to buy her book as well!