By Riva Preil
Even if you snoozed, you DIDNâ€™T lose your chance! If you missed yesterdayâ€™s live episode of The Pelvic Messenger, May the Floors Force Be With You with Diane Lee, you can STILL listen to it and enjoy her knowledge and wisdom. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to interview such a renowned clinician and educator, and I am pleased to share my reflections on the experience with you.
Diane opened the conversation with a description of her professional journey and telling us about her role models. She then described the Integrated Systems Model and explained the difference between form closure, force closure, and motor control.
Diane also elaborated upon various postpartum issues that mothers may face, and she shared helpful hints with listeners regarding how to address those problems. (I donâ€™t want to spoiler alert yâ€™all and ruin the excitement for you, but I WILL give you a hint: Baby Belly Belt. Listen to the show, link below, for more details!)
Diane proceeded to discuss some of her most rewarding experiences as a physical therapist, and she whet our appetite for her upcoming International Pelvic Pain Society presentation (October 22-26 in Chicago, Illinois). She also described her upcoming exciting trip to South Africa, where she will work with other PTs to educate health care providers and treat underprivileged women. One of my favorite parts was when Diane extended a PERSONAL INVITATION to me to join her on her medical mission!
It was an honor and privilege to (virtually) meet one of MY role models, and I encourage you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Comments and feedback are warmly welcome- this was my first show (!) and I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂
P.S. The interview starts 1 minute and 13 seconds into the show, so donâ€™t be alarmed if you donâ€™t hear anything for the first minute or so. ENJOY!