009: Let’s Talk Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessaries!

009: Let’s Talk Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessaries!

January 23, 2020

Where we have honest conversations with experts in all things health and happiness ranging from pregnancy through menopause… I’m Buffy Stinchfield and I’m on a mission to EMPOWER women to THRIVE instead of being the victim to the unique challenges we face.


As a pelvic health physical therapist and mom of 3, I’ve seen and experienced the struggles that we face as moms and know that we don’t have to do it alone! Join me as we tackle the questions and issues that are core to our experience as women and mothers.

Let’s Be Empowered Together!

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition related to the downward migration of organs that sit inside the pelvis that can affect just under 50% of all women at some point in their lifetime.

Buffy discusses the unique and individual nature of this condition with Megan (a pelvic physical therapist) as well as a complementary and conservative tool called a pessary that can be used to provide women with symptom relief and help with getting back to an active full life.

Increasing awareness of pessaries is an important step in improving women’s healthcare as a conservative and often very helpful complement to pelvic physical therapy. ESPECIALLY for younger women.

Dr. Megan Kranenburg, PT, DPT, WCS

Megan Kranenburg holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Portland, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University, and is the only nationally board-certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physical Therapy serving the greater Kitsap region. She is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as an engineering officer stateside, overseas and in the combat theater. Her military and engineering background have proven to be fantastic building blocks for the kind of problem-solving inherent to the field of Physical Therapy.

In her spare time, she can be found reading, bingeing British shows on TV, trying to stay active, and keeping up with two kids. She’s been married to Dan since August 2000, and together they own and manage Crane’s Castle Brewing in East Bremerton.

In addition to her Physical Therapy practice, Megan is an active Doula and is doing her part to improve perinatal care by teaching monthly “Labor Skills” workshops for expecting couples. She is also passionate about grass-roots efforts to improve public awareness of pelvic health conditions (and how treatable they are!) by guest speaking as often as she can with various groups, from public health nurses to MOPS International.

Website Link: Chrysalis Physical Therapy

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