• Private Evaluation and Treatment

    In-home and Telehealth Options Available

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    How can a pelvic floor therapist help me?

    Our pelvic floor muscles are just like any other muscle group in our bodies, and sometimes they can get out of balance. Pregnancy and the process of labor ask a tremendous amount of the body and the pelvic floor, and sometimes issues do not resolve on their own, impacting our daily activities.

     

    Pelvic floor therapy can help relieve common, but treatable issues that arise during pregnancy and postpartum such as:

    • Urinary or bowel incontinence (leaking or peeing when you sneeze or laugh)
    • Stress incontinence (leaking during exercise or other physical activity)
    • Urinary frequency
    • Pain or discomfort with sex
    • Scar tissue management (from episiotomy, tearing, or cesarean birth)
    • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
    • Managing pelvic organ prolapse symptoms
    • Pubic symphysis, pelvic, low back, tailbone, or sacroiliac (SI) joint pain during activities
    • Poor body mechanics during pregnancy and when caring for a newborn such as with feeding, baby wearing, or completing household tasks
    • Learning how to confidently and safely return to exercise or sports

     

    As an occupational therapist, I take into consideration more than what's going on with your body. In therapy sessions we can also address:

     

    • Adjusting to the new habits and routines of having a newborn
    • The mind-body connection and mental health
    • Energy conservation
    • Embedding new habits into activities of daily living (ADLS)
    • Developing a meditation or yoga practice
    • Self-care
    • Information on infant development and bonding activities with baby
    **Please note that I am currently licensed to practice in Massachusetts only. If you are located outside of Massachusetts, I'm happy to discuss options for online wellness coaching.
     
    I work with people of all backgrounds, family structures, and gender identities. Everyone deserves to have compassionate care.

  • What does a session look like?

     

    After your initial evaluation, therapy sessions are 60 minutes and include a combination of manual therapy, education on topics such as bowel, bladder, and sexual health, exercise, and learning how to embed new skills into everyday routines. Manual therapy can include both external and internal work. If you have questions about internal manual work, do not hesitate to reach out! Although it can be extremely beneficial to provide a full picture and treat the deep pelvic floor musculature, internal manual work is not a requirement for treatment and many people can find improvement of their symptoms with external treatment.

     

    After each session, you will receive a detailed email reviewing what we covered and any exercises or strategies to work on before our next session.