Sara Reardon PT, DPT, WCS is a board-certified women’s health specialist and doctor of physical therapy graduating from Washington University in St Louis. Sara specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, painful sex, and pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Sara is on a mission is to revolutionize the way we approach women’s health with a radical honesty and willingness to openly discuss often-taboo topics. She is the owner of NOLA Pelvic Health, a private practice providing pelvic health physical therapy in New Orleans, La. and founder of The Vagina Whisperer, an online resource for pelvic health education that provides telehealth sessions to support, empower and educate women worldwide.
Sara and Kathryn cover so much in this interview from how to pee and poo postpartum to breathing, yoga practice, the nervous system and what to expect after giving birth. Sara gives some great ideas on how to return to exercise, what muscles could be considered part of the core and what she has learned after birthing two babies herself. Sara talks about her TED talk, what inspired her to speak publicly about the postpartum experience and how we can better support people who have given birth. We have covered the core in other interviews, but haven’t gone deep into postpartum care in a long time.