Over a person's life, changes in libido are to be expected but this is especially true when one becomes a parent. This course will discuss how physiological changes postpartum can impact libido and how impairments to the pelvic floor can contribute to sexual dysfunction. We will also talk about how to explore intimacy with yourself and your partner.
Dr. Rachel Gelman is a clinician, writer and educator. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University where she completed her clinical internship in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has a special interest in sexual health and has received a certificate in sexuality counseling from the University of Michigan and is a member of several sexual medicine associations including the International Society of Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. She is the owner and founder of Pelvic Wellness & Physical Therapy in San Francisco which specializes in treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain, bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction. She is an adjunct instructor at Samuel Merritt University where she teaches the pelvic health curriculum in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.