21 episodes

We are a collective of women from various backgrounds who support each other and the community around us that have one thing in common… Therapy Solutions! This podcast will be addressing how the body, mind, and spirit work together to create our current state of being while offering a refreshing approach in how to create harmony within each system. Our treatment philosophy is to empower people through education by combining modern, evidence based practice with our innate, primal wisdom in order to promote body literacy and compassion in your personal healing journey.

Rehab Within Reach Podcast Dr. Sara Nelson, PT, DPT, Dr. Chrissy Rankin, PT, DPT, Dr. Shona Craig, PT, DPT

    • Health & Fitness

We are a collective of women from various backgrounds who support each other and the community around us that have one thing in common… Therapy Solutions! This podcast will be addressing how the body, mind, and spirit work together to create our current state of being while offering a refreshing approach in how to create harmony within each system. Our treatment philosophy is to empower people through education by combining modern, evidence based practice with our innate, primal wisdom in order to promote body literacy and compassion in your personal healing journey.

    Interview with Katie McGee 🌈

    Interview with Katie McGee 🌈

    Happy Episode 21 and happy Pride Month! Sara, Shona, and Chrissy interviewed Katie McGee, owner of B3 Physical Therapy in Seattle. Thank you Katie for talking with us and sharing your story! Below are the topics that were discussed







    ❤️Tell us about your practice







    -Katie McGee, pelvic floor physical therapist with they/them pronouns







    -Focuses on the needs within the LGBTQIA+ population especially concerning trans and non-binary people going through pregnancy







    ❤️What did you name your practice and why did you choose it?







    -B3 Physical Therapy







    -The 3 B’s stand for belly’s, bottoms, and backs







    ❤️What are the unique needs of the population you have focused on?







    -Trauma-informed care







    -Body dysphoria







    -Creating safety by understanding their experiences







    -Intake forms are gender inclusive and optional







    -Informed consent is very important







    ❤️How is PT a vital service for your chosen population?







    -Confirming people’s preferences and experiences







    -Gateway to other services







    -Peri-natal mental health class







    ❤️What have you learned from working with this population?







    -Cultural humility







    -Ways to give gender affirming care







    -Lack of surgeons/medical care and follow up available







    ❤️Upcoming trends in your line of practice?/Where do you see pelvic heath PT going?







    -Children within the LGBTQIA+ population







    -Access to hormones in trans population and early signs of aging







    -Surgery sooner in life







    ❤️What’s the one thing you would want the public to know about pelvic heath in general?







    -There is specialized care for trans people







    -Access to care can be nationwide







    Let us know what you think about the podcast by either replying to this post or giving us a review on the platform that you listen on! We greatly appreciate any support❤️.







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    • 59 min
    Script of Your Life Part 1

    Script of Your Life Part 1

    Happy Episode 20! Sara, Shona, and Chrissy candidly talk about writing the script of our lives. The conversation goes into many different directions and some are pretty heavy hitting topics. Topics include:







    ✅The inspiration behind this topic, Conchita Wurst!







    ✅What Chrissy is seeing in the competitive sports world (**CORRECTION, the drop out rate for girls in sports is less than what Chrissy stated, here are the stats from The Women’s Sports Foundation https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/do-you-know-the-factors-influencing-girls-participation-in-sports/ and https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/girls-quitting-sports-reasons)







    ✅Shona’s experiences with sports psychology and dance







    ✅Finding ways to limit combining self-worth and productivity







    ✅Sara’s template for the script of her life







    ✅Horrendous experiences of our past continue to dictate our culture today







    ✅Katie McGee at B3 Physical Therapy (https://b3ptco.com)







    ✅Oppressed people seem to be the ones fighting for equity and equality







    ✅Inter-weavings of religion and gender norms







    ✅How the “codes we are living by” currently and fear are creating dis-ease in our lives







    ✅Our feelings surrounding the current laws being created to decrease access to health care for pregnant people







    ✅Lets write a script for our life with kindness, respect, and compassion







    Let us know what you think about the podcast by either replying to this post or giving us a review on the platform that you listen on! We greatly appreciate any support❤️.







    We are now on Android Podcast, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, and Spotify so you can subscribe to us on many of the platforms that you are already listening on!

    • 52 min
    The Medical Paradigm

    The Medical Paradigm

    Happy Episode 19! Sara and Chrissy candidly talk about the medical paradigm where opposing forces can make critical thinking based decisions more difficult. They also discussed being open about our biases as medical providers to our patients and clients so we can give the best treatment options. Topics include:







    ⭐️The article that Sara read which inspired this conversation







    ⭐️What is up with Tamoxifen and part of the FDA’s process in determining when a medication is approved







    ⭐️The Spell of the Scentuous: Perception and Language in a More Than Human World by David Abrams







    ⭐️How emotionally charged words can reduce critical thinking







    ⭐️What is lipedema and how treatment options can be difficult to weed through







    ⭐️Healthy at Every Size by Dr. Linda Bacon, PhD







    ⭐️How our biases and experiences as medical providers create our preference for treatment







    ⭐️Shadow side of Aryuveda







    ⭐️Giving light touch to our body is more effective than deep tissue in most cases







    ⭐️How does our medical paradigm affect pelvic organ prolapse treatments







    ⭐️Biases concerning self-care and change







    ⭐️Has medicine become lazy?







    ⭐️Chrissy’s struggle with validation that is a work in progress







    ⭐️Insurance companies are dictating medical care which limits access to all







    ⭐️Systematic problems affect access as well







    ⭐️Good medical care starts with honest conversations and knowing your boundaries







    ⭐️These concepts go beyond the medical world







    ⭐️Promotion of body confidence







    Let us know what you think about the podcast by either replying to this post or giving us a review on the platform that you listen on! We greatly appreciate any support❤️.







    We are now on Android Podcast, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, and Spotify so you can subscribe to us on many of the platforms that you are already listening on!

    • 50 min
    What is Mental Fortitude? Part 2

    What is Mental Fortitude? Part 2

    Happy Episode 18! Sara, Shona, and Chrissy come together again to dive deeper into mental fortitude and talk about their own experiences where having mental toughness was the only thing that was keeping them going. Gordie’s babble is still left in the recording for happy baby coos 😍.







    🧠The first few minutes are just our normal banter before recording haha (along with some Aryuverdic suggestions for Shona)







    🧠When was the first time your body didn’t do what was expected?







    🧠Have you had coaches or teachers who always encouraged pushing through pain without regard to the future?







    🧠We need to get better at addressing small “inconveniences” before they become worse







    🧠Learning how to grieve when our body is not where we want it to be or when we have a change in our life







    🧠Re-evaluating our circumstances to insure what we are asking of our body is appropriate… and can we learn to love our body when it is “failing” us







    🧠What is the color, shape, texture of your pain? Let’s use our five senses.







    🧠Pain and tissue damage are connected during the acute injury phase, however, pain and tissue damage usually isn’t connected in a chronic capacity







    🧠Learning how to take care of our body when our normal is no longer our normal







    🧠Trying to find the balance between rest, eating, and movement… it can take a lot of effort







    🧠Simple changes add up to meaningful change







    🧠Chrissy is vulnerable with her recent struggles







    🧠Rest is an act of rebellion







    🧠Cycles of hard work then crashing







    🧠Ways to simplify your life and finding gratitude in our daily tasks







    🧠Change gives us a chance to re-evaluate our life







    Let us know what you think about the podcast by either replying to this post or giving us a review on the platform that you listen on! We greatly appreciate any support❤️.







    We are now on Android Podcast, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, and Spotify so you can subscribe to us on many of the platforms that you are already listening on!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    What is Mental Fortitude? Part 1

    What is Mental Fortitude? Part 1

    Happy Episode 17! This is a tough one but so so necessary. Drs. Sara, Chrissy, and Shona take a deep dive into defining what is mental fortitude and how we can begin the process to achieve change. Due to the seriousness of this topic, cute baby noises were left in the audio to remind ourselves of happy times 😌.







    What is mental fortitude?







    Change is hard… like really hard







    Shadow side of mental fortitude







    Is our lifestyle sustainable?







    Coming to terms with the gruesome reality of war… and not just in Ukraine







    Our nervous system is being changed with constant stimulation







    How giving birth is a way to train our mental fortitude (Shona gives her personal experiences and they are intense)







    Trying to stay present with controlled exposure helps build mental fortitude







    Chrissy’s experiences with weight lifting and learning how to manage our lives during tough situations







    Here we go again talking about the resiliency of the nervous system 🤣







    How each of us have improved our mental fortitude







    Coming to terms with change that is scary







    Sara’s morning ritual that helps her start her day







    Summarizing our thoughts… and then some







    Staying present by using our breath, giving up control, and accepting change







    Gordy chimes in with his thoughts 😍







    The work to center ourselves will never end… we always have to keep working







    Let us know what you think about the podcast by either replying to this post or giving us a review on the platform that you listen on! We greatly appreciate any support❤️.







    We are now on Android Podcast, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, and Spotify so you can subscribe to us on many of the platforms that you are already listening on!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Casual Updates and Check Ins #2

    Casual Updates and Check Ins #2

    Happy Episode 16! Today, Sara and Chrissy are having another casual conversation surrounding three “ice breaker” questions that hit a little deeper. Topics include:







    😌Reflecting on the Open To Your Authentic Self (OYAS) Retreat







    😌Change is violent but it is not bad, it is inevitable and necessary







    😌Why calling the retreat OYAS instead of “Best Year Yet”







    😌How do you define friendship?







    😌Friendship with friends versus family







    😌What thoughts come to mind when you are relaxed? (This was a hard one for both of us 🤦‍♀️)







    😌Pets and heart connections







    😌Play time as adults







    😌What are my responsibilities for the day? (it’s not what you think 😉)







    😌Being calm versus numbing







    😌Treatment of women and emotions in the past







    😌What is important but not urgent on your to do list?







    😌Connection versus production







    Let us know what you think about the podcast by either replying to this post or giving us a review on the platform that you listen on! We greatly appreciate any support❤️.







    We are now on Android Podcast, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, and Spotify so you can subscribe to us on many of the platforms that you are already listening on!

    • 34 min

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