Physical Therapy: I am now working with a focus on Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. My focus is on incontinence (leaking urine with activity or urgency), pelvic pain (women and men), low back pain and pregnancy or post-partum issues. If you have non-pelvic health related issues you would like to see me for, an appointment can be requested.
An initial assessment is about 60 minutes and includes going through your intake forms, a thorough history, a movement screen, evaluation and treatment and education. If you are seeing me for a pelvic floor related problem and not sure what a physical therapy exam of the pelvic floor looks like, this video is a wonderful explanation. We will work together to come up with a plan of care and discuss your goals for treatment. Follow up appointments are usually around 60 minutes. We will work together utilizing movement/exercise prescription, gentle manual therapy, learning body awareness principles, discussing habits, lots of education, goal-setting, stress management self-care, as well as other tools. ( breathing techniques, core integration, etc).
What to bring and wear? Please bring or wear shorts or clothes/pants you can easily move in (pants that roll up above the knee.) A notebook to jot down notes and questions is also a good idea.
Group Classes: I periodically offer group movement classes or workshops. The cornerstone of my classes is exploratory exercises, functional movement, yoga poses, reflexive core and body awareness work, although I bring in a variety of other resources. Please visit my "About" pages to learn more about these classes and the Group Class Schedule to see what is currently being offered.