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About Dr.Liudmila Lahonda, DPT, PT, OCS

Education

Mila believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment and patient education. She has earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2017 and has been working for almost five years in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. She has taken multiple continuing education courses on corrective movement patterns, gait analysis, manual therapy techniques, and pelvic floor courses. She has been lucky to work with, be mentored, and be inspired by accomplished Physical Therapists.

Mila became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2020 which she feels gives her more confidence in providing quality care for her patients. She is a lifelong learner in order to provide the best care to her patients. This adds her to only 6% of all Physical therapists in the U.S. to possess such certification.

Mila is from Belarus originally and studied finance and banking. She came to the U.S. in 2004 with the love and desire to become a Physical Therapist starting back in 2008 when she took her first class in Anatomy and Physiology while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.  Even though she continued to have interests in nutrition, her fascination with how the body works, its anatomy, movement patterns, and the body’s potential for healing moved her to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.

Recently, she opened herself up to the world of Pilates, where the body felt differently by finding limitations in movements and weaknesses. Mila’s extensive training, multiple continued education courses, and experience allows her to look at the patient as a whole. 

“I believe in a comprehensive approach in my treatments, I look at a person as a whole as everything is connected in a body. “

Mila’s current area of interest is fascia, fascial slings, and their deep connection in the body.

In her leisure time, she like to spend time outdoors, go hiking, read, and spend time with her son, family, and friends. Discovering and trying new recipes is also another hobby!

“I believe in a comprehensive approach to treatment and patient education. The way the human body is able to heal, adapt, and perform keeps fascinating me.  I have been lucky to work with, be mentored, and be inspired by great Physical Therapists through my first years of being a PT. I am a lifelong learner in order to provide the best care for my patients. My patients’ success is my success and that is what pushes me forward in learning and evolving in my profession. Outside the clinic I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and just enjoying simple things in life.”

Career

She has been working for almost five years in an outpatient orthopedic clinic.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Types, Causes, Common Symptoms, and Treatment

Written by Liudmila Lahonda, DPT, PT, OCS

Prolapse Introduction

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the descent of the pelvic organs below their anatomical position.

Causes

Multifactorial with the most common risk factors

  • Pregnancy and vaginal delivery
  • Increasing age
  • Constipation
  • Increased BMI
  • Chronic coughing
  • Repeated heavy lifting

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Most Common Symptoms

  • Pelvic and abdominal heaviness, which is worse with standing 
  • Vaginal bulging 
  • Sexual discomfort
  • Incomplete bladder or bowel emptying

Pelvic organ prolapse may be asymptomatic as well.

Conservative Treatment

  1. Physical Therapy with a focus on: 
  • Education on Intra-abdominal pressure and the role of Pelvic Floor Muscles as a support system
  • Education on proper breathing and avoiding bearing down
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle strengthening and overall core muscles strengthening 
  • Education on postural alignment

2. Use of Pessaries

3. Surgery

Stages of Prolapse

There are 4 stages of Prolapse: 0 – IV 

 

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If you are concerned about your pelvic health, please schedule an appointment with Inspira Physical Therapy, located in Brooklyn, NY. Specialized, comprehensive, and compassionate care with a holistic approach. No prescription is required to start your care. 

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