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B-Time with Beth Bierbower

Nov 15, 2022

Just when you think we have identified all the conditions that warrant significant attention by employers and health plans, along comes another issue that requires a solution. Pelvic Health fits into this category. I had never heard the term until recently and now it seems that pelvic health is a real issue.


The fact is that pelvic issues have long plagued women and the symptoms were something that we just didn’t talk about. I may make some of you uncomfortable when I say that pelvic health includes issues such as incontinence, overactive bladder and organ prolapse. Women have been told over the years that these changes in their body are commonly associated with the aging process or are the result of childbirth. What women often are not told is that there is a solution to many of these issues and it’s called pelvic therapy.


Today we are going to talk about pelvic health and why is it important to women of all ages and why you will see more patients and members seeking treatment for these services. It is my hope that at the end of this episode pelvic health will be on your radar and as a healthcare leader, you will be prepared to address the need.


Joining me is Marta Cardeano, the General Manager of Bloom, which is a division of the Digital MSK Company, Sword Health. Marta will help us understand how widespread the problem of pelvic health is and what solutions have historically been in the marketplace and what new solutions are emerging. Marta has the distinction of being the first guest to join us from the beautiful country of Portugal.


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