Postpartum Health and Wellness

Fitness, Wellness, and Prevention During the Motherhood Transition.

Join us to help cultivate awareness on health and wellness during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Many women experience symptoms of back pain, pelvic pain, urinary leakage, painful intercourse, as well as decreased abdominal and pelvic support during and after pregnancy. Symptoms go dismissed or ignored as a mother prepares for or is currently caring for her family. Join Lauren Goforth & Kristen DiGioia, Doctors of Physical Therapy, for a review of pelvic floor physiology, prevention strategies for pregnancy related symptoms, proper postpartum healing, as well as strategies to improve movement and body function.

Postpartum Health and Wellness
Dr. Lauren Goforth, Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies

Lauren Goforth is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Pelvic/Women’s Health. Her training is through the American Physical Therapy Association, Women’s Health Section and she is a musculoskeletal specialist trained in pelvic floor muscle assessment and treatment of women’s/pelvic health. She is the clinic director at Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies.


Kristen DiGioia is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Pelvic/Women’s Health. She is a Lakeland native whose passion for the Pelvic Health population has led her to pursue the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC). She is also trained in dance and yoga and often incorporates elements of each discipline in her PT practice.

OPPT has a location in Lakeland at 4525 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 25 and recently opened a new location in Winter Haven at 5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Suite 260. You can contact them by calling 863-812-4065 (Lakeland), 863-877-0605 (Winter Haven), or emailing

This educational event will be held on Wednesday April 28th at 5:30pm. To register, find the event on our calendar, click on the "Register" button, and complete the required fields.