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Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs

Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs

By Jocelyn Connolly
Podcast for women seeking answers to questions they are embarrassed, scared, or excited to ask about their pelvic and musculoskeletal health/performance.
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Episode 6: Labor, Delivery, and New Beginnings- Interview with Dr. Jessica Reale

Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs

Ep. 19 Real Talk About Issues In The Bedroom
Intimacy Concerns Are More Common Than You Think... Are you and your partner feeling disconnected? Do you have a hard time talking about your needs/desires? Does your sex life leave you wanting more? In this episode, Dr. Jocelyn Connolly, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist and Dr. Lauren Walker, Registered Clinical Psychologist talk about sex, sexuality, and issues many people have in the bedroom (or elsewhere?)...  Dr. Lauren loves working with couples and individuals who are interested in enhancing their intimate relationships and sexual lives. She is a therapist, researcher, author and entrepreneur. She translate science about sexuality into real life, and to help people grow in the areas of sexuality, intimacy, relationships and self-care. She is passionate about reducing stigma associated with sexuality, mental health and health. After earning her PhD, she completed a specialized clinical fellowship in sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment where she received mentorship from nationally recognized experts in sexual medicine. ​She recently received Calgary's Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 award. This prestigious award distinguishes recipients as rising stars; high achievers who are impacting their field and the broader community, and who are moving the city of Calgary forward. She has developed several innovative sexual health programs for cancer patients, and she also direct the Oncology Sexual Health Lab at the University of Calgary. She have over 30 scientific publications on the topic of cancer and sexuality and am  co-author of a book for prostate cancer patients - Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones. Follow Dr. Lauren on IG: @drlaurenwalker Follow Dr. Jocelyn on IG: @the.vaginadoc Learn more about Dr. Lauren: Books mentioned in podcast: Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire by Dr. Lori Brotto Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
October 18, 2020
Ep. 18: What To Expect When You Are Expecting
This week's episode is a RELAUNCH from season one. We decided to relaunch this episode because it is PACKED with simple, actionable steps pregnancy women or women who plan to become pregnant can do to prepare for labor and delivery.  Dr. Jenny LaCross cohosts this episode with Dr. Jocelyn. You can follow Jenny on IG @pelvicboxer. You can follow Jocelyn @the.vaginadoc. You can follow Marla @meburchfield. And of course, you can follow the podcast @pelvicdocspodcast Here's what you are going to learn this episode:  ✅the must-haves to pack in your delivery bag  ✅the variety of birth experiences, assisted labor procedures, pain management for moms  ✅and more!
August 2, 2020
Ep 17: "Doctor Can You Hear Me?" Race & Telehealth
Benefits to listening to today’s episode Learn about other options of receiving help if you can’t easily see someone in person Learn about some of the benefits of seeing someone virtually Tips on how to get the most out of your visits to the doctor. Making sure you are heard, regardless of the color of your skin. Dr. J Michelle Martin is the owner and founder of JMM Health Solutions in Atlanta, GA. She is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, and she helps women ROCK their births, IMPROVE post-partum healing, ENHANCE their sex life and RETURN to fitness. Check out some of J's awesome programs by visiting: Follow J on instagram @thepelvicperspective You can also check her out on these platforms: Facebook page: Facebook group (healthcare pros): Pelvic Health Telehealth Providers: This group is a resource for all those providing pelvic health services virtually or those who would like to do so. Podcast: Fueling Her: A Woman's Guide to Wellness...A podcast about health, wellness and empowering all the amazing women out there. Whether it is business, self care, entrepreneurship or fitness, women take on so many rolls in today's society and we aim to continue to ‘fuel her’.” For the latest and greatest about the podcast, including extras and previews, follow us on instagram @pelvidocspodcast.
July 26, 2020
Ep. 16: Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Surgery, & Exercise
Everything you need to know about pelvic organ prolapse - With Dr. Sarah St. Louis! Relaunch of an oldie but goodie with Dr. Sarah St. Louis And my cohost Dr. Jenny LaCross 🔥🔥🔥 You will learn: ✅What is prolapse ✅How is it treated without surgery ✅When surgery is warranted ✅Different types of prolapse surgeries ✅How to safely return to exercise ⁣ Sarah St. Louis, MD, FACOG is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. She is published multiple peer reviewed medical papers. She specializes in the latest surgical approaches in female pelvic reconstructive vaginal surgery, and urogynecology. She is the lead physician at Associates in Urogynecology, which is a private office specializing in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, also known as Urogynecology. Dr. Jenny is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist who practices near Stillwater Oklahoma. She is a board certified Women's Health Specialist. She is one of the super heroes behind the scenes figuring out how to best help women with hip conditions - as she works on her PhD. ⁣ Learn more about Dr. St. Louis by visiting You can also follow her on IG @associatesinurogynecology Learn more about all the great work Dr. Jenny is doing by following @pelvicboxer on IG. & Of course, follow Dr. Jocelyn by following @the.vaginadoc & by joining her free private education community: Pelvic Health Education For Female Athletes & Active Women on Facebook! ⁣If you like what you hear please rate, review, and subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast listening platform! ⁣
July 19, 2020
Ep. 15: Sex Talk & The Pelvic Floor
Two gals taking off our healthcare professional coats and just having a candid conversation about sex, pleasure, and pelvic floor problems.  Follow Lindsay on IG: @lindsaydurandfitness Follow the pod on IG: @pelvicdocspodcast Follow Jocelyn on IG:  @the.vaginadoc Help us grow so we can continue to provide the latest and greatest info by rating, reviewing, and subscribing to 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝗪𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐜 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐬 on your favorite listening platform! ⁣⠀
July 12, 2020
Ep. 14: Healing Pain Through Myofascial Release
In this episode, I chat with Amy Vander Linden about the benefits of myofascial release therapy for treating pain and improving performance. Amy Vander Linden has been a physical therapist for more than 18 years and specializes in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release. Amy has found this to be the most effective way of eliminating painful restrictions and restoring mobility. MFR addresses all types of ailments by relieving restrictions that can be causing 2000 pounds of pressure on pain sensitive structures. She has over 350 hours of specialized training by John Barnes in the JFB Myofascial Release Approach including women’s health. Her passion is to help women THRIVE throughout pregnancy and afterwards, whether they had a baby 6 weeks ago or 16 years ago (postpartum is forever). She assists them towards wholeness by empowering them to know their bodies, understanding healing processes and offering therapeutic touch, gaining confidence in their ability to do the things they love and providing education so they and baby can have an optimal start! Follow Amy on IG @momentoftruthpt Check out her Youtube channel where you can learn more about how you can heal yourself through myofascial release. Also check out her podcast Bellies, Babies, & Birth where she has conversations with guests on all things birth related. They talk pelvises, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, sex, exercise and nutrition, not to mention self-care, that ever elusive space mamas need to regain their confidence, find a new groove and feel like themselves again. If you like what you hear please rate, review, & subscribe to the pod on your favorite podcast platform. Plus, follow us @pelvicdocspodcast and @the.vaginadoc!
July 5, 2020
Episode 13: The Doctor Every Mom With A Teen Girl Should Know About
Today Dr. Hina Talib and I get real on issues that plague too many teen girls. We talk about  - what the difference is when going to see a physician who specializes in adolescent GYN versus a general gynecologist - what the heck #fertility means and why #fertilitycounseling is important early on - what Dr. Talib exam process is with her she builds trust with her patients...& how she takes a holistic approach to getting the root of many issues that teens experience   Follow Dr. Talib on IG @teenhealthdoc Follow us @pelvicdocspodcast and @the.vaginadoc
May 24, 2020
Episode 12: Real Talk On Diastasis Recti With Lisa Ryan, Part II
Part II of Lisa's journey recovering from #diastasisrecti and #diastasisrectirepair surgery. In this episode we cover her recovery after surgery, her journey getting back to #crossfit (again), and her thoughts on marketing around diastasic recti.  Be sure to listen to part I first if you haven't!
May 21, 2020
Episode 11: Real Talk On Diastasis Recti With Lisa Ryan Part I
In this episode, Lisa shares her story on #diastasisrecti. We talk about the mental and physical recovery process after baby 1, baby 2... her decision to have surgery, finding a surgeon, and recovering physically and mentally after the surgery. There was too much fire to include it all in 1 episode. Part 1 is her journey up to when she has surgery. Part 2 will be getting the surgery, recovering, and then us talking about how to find the right surgeon for you.  A little bit about my friend Lisa... Lisa has been doing CrossFit since 2004 and a former regional level competitor (2010 - 2013). She a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and also a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Specialist. After having her second son, she decided to change careers from a high school English teacher of 12 years to a pregnancy and postpartum athleticism trainer. She never thought she would change careers; however, this has become her heart project that she cannot ignore. She am on a mission to help moms avoid the misinformation, confusion, panic, pain, and fear that she experienced during her return to fitness. Even though advertisements on social media show a  “one size fits all” answer for postpartum fitness, each situation is drastically different. After having her own #abdominoplasty #tummy tuck procedure she has found that it even more rare for women to have specific guidance on return to fitness after “clearance” from the surgeon. Each woman needs a unique plan depending on surgery procedure and movement goals; but, there is a way to recover with intention and progressive strategy.  Helping women recover from these surgeries has become another passion of hers, along with normalizing the length of the process. By really listening to each woman’s story, She provide an individualized approach to both empower them and help them heal their mind and body.  Lisa offers group classes, personal training, consultations, and remote coaching services. You can find her and her social media through my website: If you like what you hear - rate, review & subscribe. Get awesome previews and extras by following us on IG @pelvicdocspodcast @the.vaginadoc @lisa.marie.ryan & be sure to check out part II dropping in a few days.  
May 17, 2020
Episode 10: Clitoracy & Advocacy in Medicine With Jessica Pin
Jessica Pin shares her story on how an "innocent"  #labiaplasty resulted in a clitoral hood reduction and reduced clitoris sensation. We also talk about: ...the importance of changing medical textbooks to include clitoris neuroanatomy & how women need to be aware of marketing schemes that can lead to unnecessary surgeries ...what to look for in a surgeon should a woman need a surgery ...culture in medicine around the vulva and clitoris in general ...her journey achieving orgasm with reduced clitoris sensation Follow Jessica on IG @jessice_ann_pin  Follow Jocelyn @the.vaginadoc Follow us @pelvicdocspodcast.
May 11, 2020
Episode 9: Sexual Orientation & Pelvic Health with Courtney Connolly
Pelvic Health is complicated. Imagine having a problem, going to someone for help, and leaving feeling judged that you didn’t want to go back or seek future help. In this episode, Courtney gets real about... …her journey coming out as a lesbian woman, …her experience & education around sex/pleasure, …a few of her experiences interacting with healthcare providers as a lesbian woman ... her first orgasm experience …her experience with talking about sex/pleasure with her friends We also talk about where our perspectives around sex/sexuality came from, our opinions about labels, and how both of us have evolved over the years. *Note* we got really real, too real for the podcast (lol). So maybe one day the full, unedited version will be published for the raving fans. To find a pelvic health provider including physical therapists, physiotherapists, sex therapist, etc… go to You can follow/reach out to Courtney on IG @prose_and_con. Follow the pod on IG @pelvicdocspodcast. Follow Joce @the.vaginadoc. If this spoke to you in anyway, please let us know by sending us a message. Also, help us out by rating, reviewing, and subscribing to the show on iTunes or Spotify!
May 3, 2020
Ep 8: Sexuality, Self Pleasure, & Sexual Growth With Kendall Merritt
Kendall & I talk all thinks sexuality, sex, energy, & pleasure. Here are all the goods that we talked about in the episode. Follow Kendall on IG @soulsaturations or check her website out  #1: 100 FREE Coaching Calls - 1 on 1, 6o minutes, safe confidential coaching container - link to sign up here! ( - I am offering some discounted mini energy packages as a follow up for those who want to continue their work, (3, 60 minute sessions for $288!!) #2: Online course: Honoring Feminine Pleasure is at a "social distancing” discount for only $44 - over 20 video modules with reflection journal prompts for immediate application and integration - link to access here! ( #3: On Tuesday, April 28th at 5pm pst Kendall & Matt are hosting a free zoom call - offering live coaching and feedback for people’s specific topics of interest, curiosity, questions, etc. - link to register here!  ( Other links! PleazeMe: Explore all the aspects of your sexuality, desires, and do so with anonymity! ( - Woo More Play Lube - literally the most delicious lube, it takes like a cupcake, is all natural and did I mention its delicious? - Onna Lifestyle - Pleasure toys, gemstone pleasure is my all time favorite and this company is the best quality. Code: SoulSaturations for 10% off Freebies: How Soul Centered is your life? ( Self Pleasure Guide ( Facebook Groups: Soul Saturations - Honoring our sexual essence ( Honoring Conscious Singles - ( Here are a couple of photos attached for you to use!
April 26, 2020
Episode 7: Finding Help, Explaining Telehealth, & Navigating Pelvic Pain With Dr. Alexis Anderson
In this episode, Jocelyn & Alexis get real about A LOT.  We dive right into Alexis's story of how she jumped into Pelvic Health soon after graduating physical therapy school, how she connected with her patients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction because of her own experience with #endometriosis, #urgeincontinence. We talk about how she got into helping women, men, and everything in between both in person and via #telehealth. She is the Telehealth queen... doing it well before COVID-19 hit. Towards the end of the episode we talk about pleasure, the importance of communication, and about a new program she is collaborating on this May.  Here is our favorite way that you can find a provider/pelvic health professional: Learn more about Alexis by following her on IG or going to her website Follow US on IG @pelvicdocspodcast Follow Jocelyn @the.vaginadoc *The sound was a little spotty at times... we did our best. #alwayslearning. Apologies! & please if you like this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe!!  --- Dr. Alexis Anderson, DPT is an Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist in San Francisco, CA.  In her practice, Body Be Good; she offers online sessions and in-person care or all persons with orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions. Dr. Anderson specializes in pelvic health; treating bladder, bowel and sexual issues. She treats conditions such as pelvic pain, pain with sex and arousal, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, recovery from cancer and post surgical rehabilitation. She loves connecting with others, hearing their story and being a part of their healing journey. She is honored to be allowed to be present during this often delicate journey to hold space for others while they develop a new relationship with their body and mind. Her approach is one that seeks to normalize what is considered taboo, create comfort and warmth in what seems difficult and isolating and hopefully to have fun along the way. She enjoys collaborating with other health care and wellness providers in a multidisciplinary team that treats the person as a whole.
April 21, 2020
Preparing For Your First Pelvic Physical Therapy Visit
Ever wander what it's like to see a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist? Joc and Jenny talk about what to expect on your first visit. 
April 19, 2020
Vaginal Weights, Wands, & Dilators With Dr. Amanda Olson
What the heck do you do when your vagina is too tight and you are forced to shelter in place in the middle of a pandemic? Have no fear ladies...we have a solution. Pelvic Health Specialist and Owner/founder of Amanda Olson has got the products for you. We talk the full spectrum of medical grade vaginal trainers: vaginal weights, vaginal dilators, vaginal wands with vibration.  Dr. Amanda Olson, PT, DPT, PRPC is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in treatment of pelvic floor disorders including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pregnancy related issues. She is a certified advanced pelvic floor practitioner (CAPP-PF) by the American Physical Therapy Association and the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute (PRPC) & teaches on pelvic health content nationally. You can learn more about her on her website here: You can also find her on instagram @intimaterose. Go to to check out all of her amazing products & receive $5 off your purchase. 
April 12, 2020
Episode 4: Cannabis and Pelvic Pain- Interview with Dr. Ben Barenberg MD, FPMRS
In today's episode, Joc and Jenny sit down with urogynecologist, Dr. Ben Barenberg, to discuss uses of cannabis in treating and managing pelvic pain conditions. Want to learn more from Dr. B?  Follow him on Instagram: doctorb_okc Follow him on Facebook: Optimal Health Associates Website:
March 8, 2020
Compassionate Curiosity & Pelvic Pain
In this episode, Joc and Jenny sit down with Dr. Susie Gronski to discuss persistent pelvic pain across all genders, including what it is and how it is treated. She offers concrete examples of intervention strategies as well as suggestions of things for individuals with pelvic pain to consider when seeking a health care provider. Hope you enjoy Dr. Susie G as much as we did!  Dr. Susie Gronksi DPT, PRPC, WCS is a physiotherapist for your privates. She trains men and women on how to be their own expert in treating whatever's going on ‘down there.’ Check out her website at where you can learn more about her clinical practice, blog, and podcast "In Your Pants". Want to learn about persistent pelvic pain? Check out her book: Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block. 
February 23, 2020
Getting The Runs When You Run?: Interview with Susan Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
In today's episode, Joc and Jenny sit down with Susan Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT to discuss a topic that is very common: fecal urgency with running. Whether you are a marathoner, tri-athlete, or recreational runner, you have probably experienced this at some point in your running career. Why does it happen and what can you do about? Susan dives into this in today's episode.  Interested in connecting with Susan? Find her at - her online courses are listed on the website as well as her live courses - check back in for updates Email: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Linked In: Co-Host of the 5 star Podcast:  Tough To Treat - A Physio's guide to treating the complex patient Co-Host of the Vlog:  The Genius Project  www.thegeniusptproject - reframing the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Cofounder and Inaugural Board of Directors of the Foundation:  Global Womens Health Initiative:
January 26, 2020
Your thoughts need personal training too: Interview with Sarah Brown, the Personal Thought Coach
Kicking off season 2 of Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs, Joc and Jenny sit down with Sarah Brown to discuss what it is like to live and thrive with chronic health issues. Sarah talks us through her journey, how she came to be the personal thought coach, and guides us through some of the powerful techniques she utilizes with her clients and for herself. This episode, unlike many of our episodes, focuses less on the physical and more on the mental and emotion components of health. It is the first of many stellar episodes to come this season! 
January 12, 2020
Episode 14: Season 1 Finale with Madge the Vag
In our exciting season 1 finale, Joc and Jenny sit down with Madge the Vag to discuss how she utilizes humor to break down barriers  and open the conversation about important topics in Women's Health.  Julie Kottakis, the woman behind Madge, let's us in on the inner workings of her show development, what it is like being the mother of a young daughter, and how she moved from law into performing. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did! 
December 29, 2019
Episode 13: Global Women's Health Issues with Dr. Theresa Spitznagle and Lindsay Durand, SPT
In today's Episode Joc and Jenny sit down Dr. Theresa Spitznagle and Lindsay Durand to discuss global women's health issues and how we can help promote basic human rights for women around the world. With the holiday season in full swing, please consider donating to the Global Women's Health Initiative (GWHI) at to help support a worthy mission! 
December 22, 2019
Episode 12: Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair, Recovery, and Return to Exercise with Dr. Sarah St. Louis MD, FACOG
In today's episode, Joc and Jenny sit down with nationally renowned Urogynecologist, Dr. Sarah St. Louis, to discuss pelvic organ prolapse, conservative management, surgical management, post-operative recovery, and return to exercise. 
December 1, 2019
Episode 11: Labor and Delivery Insights from Nurse Marla
In today's episode, we sit down with Marla Burchfield RN, BSN, a labor and delivery nurse extraordinaire, who gives us insight into what happens once you arrive at the hospital for the big day. Marla drops knowledge bombs all throughout the episode, sharing all of her expertise with us. If you are planning on having a baby, this episode is a must listen. 
November 24, 2019
Episode 10: Movember, Kettlebells, and How to Grab Life by the Balls
In today's episode, we are joined by the talented Doc Mills. Here he tells us about his journey to becoming a male pelvic health physical therapist in the Crossfit space, the importance of men's health, and how you can help save lives by checking your balls or reminding the men in your life to check theirs. 
November 17, 2019
Episode 9: Cross fit, Gymnastics, Power Lifting, and how the Fittest Woman in America Tackled Them All
In today's episode Joc and Jenny sit down with the infamous Kari Pearce, a professional Cross Fit athlete and fittest woman in the United States. We discuss how Kari transitioned from a D1 collegiate gymnast at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) to a professional Cross Fit athlete. Kari gives us a look into what it is like to train and succeed at the highest physical level.  
November 3, 2019
Episode 8: Treat Your Vagina As Good As Your Haircut- Interview with Laurel Proulx
In this episode, Joc and Jenny talk with Laurel Proulx, who you might know as the voice behind fem.unfolding on Instagram, about her personal and professional journey navigating the military health system, both in the U.S. and abroad. We dive into the the differences between insurance-based and cash-pay health care, specifically as it relates to physical therapy. If you have a chronic health condition or know someone who does,  this episode is a must listen. 
October 27, 2019
Episode 7: They told you what at your 6 week post-partum check up?
After the 6 week check up following child birth, women are often given the general advise to get back to things gradually. This advise is vague and confusing for many women. In today's interview, Jocelyn chats with Abbey Way about Abbey's first labor and delivery experience, her challenges with postpartum healing, and getting back to exercise. 
October 20, 2019
Episode 6: Labor, Delivery, and New Beginnings- Interview with Dr. Jessica Reale
In this episode, Jenny dives into conversation with Dr. Jessica Reale, board certified specialist in women's health physical therapy, about her experience with pregnancy and post-partum...all while starting her own private practice. We cover topics ranging from the benefits of a doula to what to look for in a pelvic health physical therapist. 
October 13, 2019
Episode 4 BONUS footage: More talk with our girl Kayla Hoffmeier
Did you like episode 4? Keep listening as we continue the conversation with Kayla! 
October 2, 2019
Episode 4: Mindset, Fitness, and Post-Partum Recovery with Athletic Trainer and Beach Body Coach Kayla Hoffmeier
In this episode, we talk with Kayla Hoffmeier ATC, about her journey into the world of fitness coaching and how that impacted both her pregnancy and post-partum recovery. As a woman who coaches other women, she offers unique insight into fitness and motherhood. If you enjoy today's episode, stay tuned for a BONUS clip with Kayla to drop later this week. 
September 29, 2019
Episode 3: Hip Pain & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Part II
This is our first explicit episode so if kids are around, grab those head phones! Today, Joc and Jenny answer all your questions from Instagram regarding hip pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. Topics range from speeds of peeing to sex positioning. Hope y'all enjoy! 
September 22, 2019
Episode 2: Hip Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Part 1
Today Joc & Jenny dive into the world of hip pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. As you will see when you get into the episode, this is a HUGE topic so this is just part 1 of a 2-3 part series. 
September 8, 2019
#1: Real Talk with the Pelvic Docs- Welcome Episode
In this episode, your hosts, Joc and Jenny, talk about how they met, why they started this podcast, and where they hope you will connect with them. They are both pelvic health physical therapists expanding into the realm of concierge PT and research.  
September 2, 2019