Perinatal Pelvic Floor Therapy

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Perinatal Pelvic Floor Therapy with Carlin Reaume and Kyrsten Spurrier

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The number of OT’s providing perinatal care is on the rise. 

Which is exciting…and necessary. 

There remain so many gaps in the care of new and expecting moms, among which is treating incontinence.  

As we’ll see in our featured journal article,  a staggering percentage of women experience incontinence postnatally, despite the known effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training as a treatment. The article specifically explores the cost effectiveness of different models of pelvic floor therapy. 

The main takeaway?

It is more efficient to offer services to prevent incontinence during pregnancy than to provide treatment services to manage incontinence postnatally—and that group-based treatment can be a cost-effective way to do it.

After we break down the article, we’re excited to explore all of this further with pelvic floor occupational therapist, Kyrsten Spurrier, owner of the Perinatal Pelvis. This episode will be hosted by Carlin Reaume of Supported Mama.

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Primary Journal Article Explored

When you log in, be sure to check out the OT Potential Club’s written breakdown of the following research article. Then, share your questions and thoughts with fellow practitioners.

Supporting Pelvic Floor Therapy Research

Supplemental Pelvic Floor Therapy Materials 

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to identify three clinically effective models of care to address urinary incontinence.
  • You will be able to recognize the most cost-effective model of service provision for pelvic floor muscle training.


Intro (5 minutes)

Breakdown and analysis of journal article (5 minutes)

Discussion on practical implications for OTs (50 minutes)

This course on Perinatal Pelvic Floor Therapy is AOTA approved!

This course is an independent/self-study course delivered via podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play & more. Explore your listening options on the OT Potential Podcast page.

If you need accommodations to take this course, please contact us and we will address your needs on an individual basis.

If this course were to be canceled, please see our cancellation policy on our terms page.

In order to receive a certificate for this course, you must first listen to the podcast in its entirety. Then, you will need to take the test (found at the top of this page) and earn 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Target Audience/Educational Level

Our target audience is occupational therapy practitioners who are looking to learn about OT & Perinatal Pelvic Health.  The educational level is introductory.

Financial and Non-financial Disclosures

It is the policy of OT Potential to disclose any financial and non-financial interest the provider or instructor may have in a product or service mentioned during an activity. This is to ensure that the audience is made aware of any bias of the speaker.
We here at OT Potential have no financial stake in this topic.  Our guest, Kyrsten Spurrier, also has no financial disclosures.


Kyrsten Spurrier

I believe every mom should feel empowered, supported and strong in their bodies.  Pelvic health therapy was introduced to me after birth trauma of my first son.  I felt isolated, embarrassed and weak in my body and even after going to pelvic floor therapy I felt that there was a great need to be better and to think more holistically.  

In 2021, I opened The Perinatal Pelvis where I strive to look at the physical, emotional and mental aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction as well as provide treatment that can integrate into a clients life.  My goal is to change the care and culture of maternal health in my community so that mother’s truly understand that they deserve better care. 

Carlin Reaume

Dr. Carlin Reaume is a pelvic floor therapist in Sacramento, California.

Carlin has more than 15 years of experience as a therapist and educator. Utilizing her clinical expertise in Lifestyle Redesign®, she has focused her career on expanding occupational therapy’s role in non-traditional and emerging practice areas including workplace wellness, college student health, and maternal health.

She holds specialty certifications in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International and Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise (PCES) through Core Exercise Solutions. Dr. Reaume is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), a certified postpartum doula through Cornerstone Birthwork Training, and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy RX Certificate Program.

Carlin launched Supported Mama: Pelvic Floor Therapy in 2020 as a way to provide holistic support for women on the journey before, during, and after pregnancy.

Dr. Reaume graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with both her Master of Arts and Doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy. She also completed her Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University. She has presented her work both nationally and internationally, as well as held leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the Occupational Therapy Association of California. Dr. Reaume currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California.

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