Caitlin Day is a Physiotherapist with post-graduate training in pelvic floor and women’s and men’s health. For more than eight years, Caitlin has been practising physiotherapy in Australia and New Zealand’s public and private health systems. She has helped hundreds of women recover from pelvic floor dysfunction conditions, conditions not talked about a lot, but with serious consequences. Over this time she has successfully tailored therapies and treatment programmes for women dealing with dysfunction of the pelvis – bladder and bowel incontinence, prolapse, sexual pain, constipation, pelvic pain and general exercise prescription.
Now based in Auckland, New Zealand, she works in private and public physio practise – focusing on pelvic floor dysfunction, and how it can affect the rest of the body, and vice versa. Caitlin works mainly with women with injuries relating to pregnancy and the post-natal period, such as separation of the abdominal muscles and back, pelvic, neck and wrist pain. In the last few years she has gathered a growing following with her entertaining blog which uses frank conversation to promote awareness of pelvic floor health – tackling the topics that many are too embarrassed to discuss.
Caitlin is also a certified pilates, yoga and spin instructor and has experience as an aqua aerobics instructor for pregnant women. Her other interests are sexual pain rehabilitation, post-prostatectomy continence rehabilitation, post gynaecological surgery rehabilitation, helping women returning to sport after childbirth, chronic pain management such as endometriosis and helping men and women with bowel problems such as fecal incontinence or constipation.
Outside of work, Caitlin is enjoying being a mother to her baby Penelope. She also enjoys cooking and eating her way around New Zealand’s fantastic food scene. To balance this out, she is well versed in the benefits of tailoring exercise according to a woman’s stage of life. Right now for Caitlin, that is yoga, pilates and running with her dog up or around Auckland’s 53 volcanoes