One Question Interview: Kim Vopni
If you could tell your patients 5 things, what would they be?
1. Go to a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
See a pelvic floor physiotherapist and make it part of your annual health check-up.
Birth is like a marathon and just like you would prepare to run, you need to prepare to birth.
3. Learn the pelvis early
Take time to learn the anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor prior to birth.
4. Active + Upright in labour
Stay active and as upright as possible during labour and stay off your back for birth if you can.
5. Hire a doula.
Kim Vopni BA(Psych), Restorative Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer
Kim Vopni, is a Personal Trainer, an author, a passionate promoter of pelvic floor physiotherapy and mother of 2 boys. She also trained as a doula which had her known as The Fitness Doula for many years but as her work broadened to helping women at all life's stages she is now known as The Vagina Coach.
She also trained in a variety of diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) techniques and recognized the strong correlation it has to pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2009 she created the Prepare To Push™ program which is now available in several cities across Canada as a workshop and was also published as a book in 2015.
After educating herself on proactive pelvic floor wellness during her pregnancies she became the Canadian distributor for the EPI-NO which heightened her passion for increasing the awareness on this ‘taboo’ subject. Her main mission is to see pelvic floor physiotherapy covered by the government and considered standard care for all women.