Candice Langford is a physiotherapist based in the Cayman Islands, focused solely on pelvic health. She grew up on the east coast of South Africa, completed two Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Cape Town, continued to grow in the field of pelvic health and was eventually invited to Grand Cayman to practice her special interest of pelvic and sexual health physiotherapy.
With a background in science she gained; a unique perspective to physiotherapy, approach to complex patients and eagerness to study further. Candice grasped every opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed game changers in the pelvic health industry, where she grew her passion for treating complex pain cases as a pelvic and sexual health physiotherapist. With an intention to hold a safe space for her patients and to maintain trauma informed care, a course in trauma counselling complimented her existing knowledge base. Currently, Candice is enrolled in a medical neuroscience qualification so as to stay up to date with pain neuroscience and the complexities of the human brain.
From a creative and community approach, Candice feels passionate about sharing, educating and empowering, she therefore created an online platform called Nurture (website: nurturepelvicheath.com IG: @Nurtureyourvagina and Podcast: Nurture Pod), which has grown as she encourages curiosity and normalising the narrative around “taboo’ topics to increase access to appropriate care. Here you will hear her talking about all the P’s, and chanting her slogan; “Pee, Poo, Pleasure, Pain, Periods, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Peri & Post – Menopause, Prolapse and of course the Pelvic Floor”.
Candice’s is a proud member of the My Sexual Health Team, run by the president of World Association of Sexual Health (WAS), Dr Elna Rudolph. She has presented to this team on the topic of CBD & Sexual health and created an online course outlining her approach to complex sexual pain management for vaginismus patients, titled “Pain to Pleasure”.
Public speaking, hosting events and community collaboration, in a variety of industries have all played an important role in Candice desire to empower through education and breakdown barriers to comprehensive care.
Candice’s educational background is broad yet relevant to the multifaceted lives that we live, she intends on continuing to expand her knowledge base bio-psycho-socially to continue to best serve her patients and community.
In physio practice, Candice assess and treat symptoms and concerns relating to pelvic & sexual health for patients of all ages, spanning through various life stages from puberty, pregnancy, postpartum and through to post-menopause.
“I commit myself to offering a collaborative approach to care with my patients as we work together to reach your unique goals”. – Candice Langford
What is pelvic health physio
A niche field of physiotherapy encompassing evaluation, treatment and education for individuals with concerns relating to the pelvic region, through the various life stages.
Do i need a pelvic Physio?
Your pelvic region is deeply integrated into your daily activities and undoubtedly to your holistic health and quality of life. Pelvic function is essential through all life phases, from; potty training to menstrual periods, child bearing years and through the menopausal transition.
Much like any other muscle, the pelvic floor muscles may present as weak, tight, over-stretched or painful for many reasons and at any life stage leading to dysfunction. These muscles are often thought to be the sole focus of physio but ‘everything is connected’ and we often need to assess and treat surrounding tissues, joints and nerves.
Your current symptoms may stem from: pregnancy, child birth, surgery, injury, chronic constipation, lifting activities, high impact exercise, lifestyle factors, ageing, surgery, chronic conditions, hormone therapies… These factors are all assessed and considered during your appointment.
What is the pelvic floor
The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles found at the base of your trunk, this muscular group, along with surrounding tissues contributes to function. The system needs to be able to activate to maintain continence & control pressure but also relax to allow for urination, bowel movements and penetration.
The pelvic floor function is integrated into and reliant on surrounding structures in order to achieve full function, and vice versa. We will therefore also consider surrounding; joints, nerves, vessels, organs & connective tissues in order to help you achieve your unique goals.