Are you a family medicine practitioner, gynecologist, urogynecologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, oncologist, dietician or one of a host of other specialists looking for high quality pelvic health rehabilitation for your patients? Maybe you're not sure what pelvic floor rehab can do for your patients and you want to learn more.
I would love to meet you and find out how we can work together to get your patients feeling their best.
Movement Specialists and Bodyworkers
We know the musculoskeletal system, but when that patient/client keeps coming back with the same old hip or back pain despite rock solid techniques, it's enough to make us question our competency. That is, until you know how to screen for pelvic floor dysfunction that might be underlying that pain and the real reason your patient isn't getting better under your expert care.
If you want to know more about the many ways that untreated pelvic floor dysfunction can undermine your work, how to screen for it, and effective cues to start bringing your patients' awareness to that often underappreciated group of muscles, I'm here to help. Email me, and let's set something up.
Physical therapy is a collaborative effort between patient and therapist, which is especially true when it comes to the most vulnerable areas of the body and life. In order to be effective, I need my patients to tell me all those TMI details that we're taught to keep to ourselves. In return, I listen to their concerns with compassion, and focus on what is most important to them.
My treatment style is empirically driven with a healthy dash of 'there's not great data for this, but it's not going to hurt you and just seems to work, so let's try it out.' I focus on movement, be that improving neuromotor control, strengthening under utilized muscles, modifying activities to avoid pain, or incorporating pelvic floor timing into a gym routine. Patient education plays a large role as well. If the patient doesn't understand why we're doing a particular exercise, they're not likely to follow through. There's also all that stuff that wasn't covered in health class that I go over. Finally, I employ a bit of manual therapy, though I prefer to teach patients to do their own when at all possible. After all, I'm not going home with them, nor are they going to keep coming to see me forever.
I'm constantly taking classes, mentoring with peers and reading the latest literature to be the best PT I can be.