Pelvic Floor Basics – Introduction

Pelvic Floor Basics – Introduction

Watch this video to learn the basics about the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM) and who they effect. The PFM are often at the bottom of common issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, bedwetting, erectile dysfunction, and others!

The following content may have anatomical pelvic organ imaging and verbiage that may not be appropriate for young viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Produced and Directed by: Jeanice Mitchell, PT, MPT, BCB-PMD
Executive Producers: Integrity Rehab, PC and myPFM, Inc.
Written by: Jeanice Mitchell and Sheri Wall
Spanish Language Specialist: Melissa Meneses
Post Production and VFX: Graham Roberts and Rob Nicol
Production Platform: 90 Seconds Video
Graphic Design & Visual Arts: Gary Manly
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Consultants:
Jeanice Mitchell, PT, MPT, BCB-PMD
Charley Peterson, PT, DPT
Anne Smith, PT, MSPT
Research Coordinator: Charley Peterson
Creative Consultant: Sheri Wall
Narration by: Karina Prolinski
Translation Services: ASAP Translate
Banner Design: Joe Cuniff with i2i Group
Biofeedback Images: Maureen Murphy with Current Technology, Inc.
Audio Voice Engineer: John Pollock with Wavemaker Recording Studio
Audio Music Consultant: Tony Whitehead with Rare Media Well Done


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