Thank you for visiting!
Often seeking physical therapy for the pelvic floor can be daunting and misunderstood. With a little understanding about what it actually entails and how it will be so helpful to you as an individual, I believe you will welcome this process. Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions prior to making an appointment. Many women prefer to have a conversation prior to treatment.
Here is a little information about myself. I look forward to hearing from you!
I received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College and spent the following years expanding my skills with joint manipulation, soft-tissue massage and myofascial release as well as focusing on how impaired biomechanics effect injury. It is my belief that pain can be addressed and optimal function achieved through a combination of attention to joint mechanics and a restoration of proper muscle firing patterns. This is true for any joint/region in the body which is why I specialize in pelvic floor dysfunction but also treat any orthopedic condition with the same approach. It is common to treat multiple conditions at once. I treat every person as a whole and believe that each body tells a story, one that begins early in life where certain patterns develop and continue through the many stages in life creating abnormal mechanics and resulting in injury.
My method of treatment incorporates a strong orthopedic background with the assessment of pelvic floor musculature, bladder and bowel habits. I incorporate education to help enhance patient understanding of each system that contributes to their symptoms. The pelvic floor can respond just like any other muscle in the body. Certain traumas, surgery, hormonal changes, pregnancy and childbirth are common events which instigate a pelvic floor dysfunction. Symptoms such as abdominal/pelvic pain, nerve injury, urinary/fecal incontinence can result due to a muscular weakness or muscle inhibition. Patients often feel at ease after an initial conversation and I would be happy to discuss your specific situation in further detail.