024: Using Dilators for Pelvic Pain with Amanda Olsen

024: Using Dilators for Pelvic Pain with Amanda Olsen

August 20, 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!

Dilators have been recommended for women suffering with pelvic tightness and pain for many years.  But just the idea of using these to a person with pain sounds scary!

Buffy and Amanda talk through WHO these could help and HOW to properly use them AND the mindset we HAVE to have when using these. Hint: these shouldn’t be causing more pain! If you were told to purchase vaginal dilators by your healthcare provider and you are confused at how they would help, or are totally freaking out about the idea of them? Then THIS episode is just or you!

Plus this week, I have a BONUS video so you can watch my interview with Amanda and see demonstrations of the tools mentioned in this episode:

Amanda Olsen

Dr. Olson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University in 2005, and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. She is holds a Certification of Achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP-PF) through the APTA, and the Pelvic Floor Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and running coach, which she finds useful in curating treatment approaches. Dr. Olson has written several physical therapy continuing education courses, newspaper and magazine articles on women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and running. She is a core research member on the Clinical Practice Guideline committee to create guidelines for physical therapy management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

She is the president and chief clinical officer of Intimate Rose where she develops pelvic health products and education, and authored the book Restoring the Pelvic Floor For Women. She is passionate about empowering women and men with pelvic health issues including pelvic pain, incontinence, and pre and post-partum issues.


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