I have struggled for several years on how to balance my writing interests and my life. As a single Mom, healthcare provider, group fitness professional and friend to many, bound by HIPAA privacy (much of my knowledge is learned during my practice), time constraints, and the ups and downs of my personal life, I thought I would never be able to get where I am today. Dramatic changes have recently pushed me forward to focus more on myself, and that is what this blog is about; my personal joy in helping others, especially women.
The information I share is from my own personal experiences and knowledge, and from my women's health mentor that has over 30 years of experience in the field. Some knowledge I share has been gained from my practice, based on outcomes from several patient successes and how I have seen evidence based practice applied. Never will my information be from a single patient or case (HIPAA, HIPAA, HIPAA).
I am not a medical practitioner. I do, however, have a vast amount of knowledge in pharmacy, psychology, urology and internal medicine. This knowledge has been gained though the 11 years of course work in exercise physiology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, continuing education, pre-med classes, 20+ years experience in the fitness industry, and 5 years of close relations with specialized physicians in women's health, obstetrics, urology and gynecology.
This blog more than likely will contain sexual information, but nothing that is gross, crude or unruly. This is what defines women’s health; the difference in sexual anatomy from men. I have more experience in heterosexuality, but that is due to the fact I primarily treat pregnant women in heterosexual relationships. I have limited experience, but have been successful in treating all of my patients, and that is due to fact all “women” basically have the same anatomy; it’s just that non heterosexual and other identifiers use different tools to express their sexuality.
This blog is also a gathering of thoughts for my dissertation that will be in the field of either sports or health psychology. My career pursuit was halted due to the fact I enjoy treating people and being a clinical practitioner. The ground work has been laid for research and my PhD, but have not absolutely decided yet if I want to “publish or perish”. I have also looked at several professional and paid avenues for blogging, but again, want to enjoy the knowledge and research I share and have the freedom to write what fascinates me.
That is what it's all about. My next blog will be defining what is involved in women’s health in physical therapy. I am always happy to receive any and all comments, questions, criticism, concerns or critiques. My ambition for blogging is due to the need to focus my own personal growth, and any feedback is greatly appreciated.