The Pelvic Health Class
You've heard about a pelvic floor and that it is an important part of women's health but that's about it- you aren't alone. Allow Dr. Alexis Elias-Spohn, DPT and Dr. Norah Whitten, DPT to guide you through how to care for your body during pregnancy and after.
Our class will include content on:
Exercise during pregnancy
Preparing for childbirth
Rehab during the first 6 weeks postpartum
Returning to exercise postpartum
Common pregnancy related pelvic conditions
When you may need additional support
A 2 week guided pregnancy workout with videos
Childbirth prep exercises
Guided workout videos for each stage of postpartum rehab and fitness
Sexercises to help you return to adult fun
Postpartum modifications for common exercises as you return to fitness postpartum
In addition to all of the videos and resources this class includes, each month our team of Nurtured Nest experts creates special paid content for our learners sent straight to your email box.
This class opens enrollment in late November 2021. Join the waitlist and be the first to have access.
Meet Our Expert Educators
Dr. Alexis Elias-Spohn, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Owner of Empower Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy located at Cary Integrative Health in Cary, North Carolina. She attended Kent State University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology, and then graduated with her Master's of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University before continuing on to Chatham University for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Elias-Spohn started her career in 2007 working in orthopedics in Ohio, with a variety of patient clientele. She relocated to the Triangle in 2018 with her husband and two children. It was then that she began to focus her career on pelvic floor rehabilitation because she found it fascinating and underutilized. After struggling with her own pelvic pain post birth, she found Pelvic PT beneficial, and knew she needed to know more. It was the spark that ignited her passion for pelvic floor health and the importance of listening to women and combating the misinformation given to them surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and their bladder, bowel, and sexual function.
When she isn't at work, she enjoys spending time with her family in nature, running, yoga, and sparkling conversations with friends.
Dr. Norah Whitten is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Owner of Functional Phyzio and Performance Therapy in Durham, NC. Dr. Whitten has always loved being active and grew up as a competitive gymnast and diver. She attended the University of Illinois where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and then attend Duke University for her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.
Since graduating from Duke University, Dr. Whitten has been working with active adults, specifically those who enjoy functional fitness and weightlifting. In addition, Dr. Whitten treats a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions and especially loves helping moms overcome these challenges in order to allow them to do the activities they love and feel strong. Dr. Whitten also works with moms during their pregnancy and postpartum journeys in order to help them stay active, pain free and navigate the changes that come with this period. Her treatments focus on incorporating hands on treatment with functional exercise.
Outside of work you can find Dr. Whitten in athleisure wear, usually at the gym or doing something outside with her husband and son!