Pelvic Floor Therapy

I partner with pregnant and postpartum women to maintain wellness or return to fitness from injury. A thorough medical history and evaluation is perform to plan the best pelvic floor exercises for your specific injury.  I provide you the tools you need to maintain a healthy pregnancy and return to postpartum activities. It’s never too late to start your postpartum journey. I am here to help resolve your pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and ensure you are ready for the demands of your active lifestyle. 

Diagnosis I Treat:

  • Diastasis Rectus 
  • Urinary Incontinence 
  • Symphysis Pubis Pain 
  • Tailbone Pain 
  • Groin Pain 
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) 
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse 
  • C-Section Scar Tissue


3D Runner Pelvic Therapy Postpartum Return to Running Checklist 

This checklist will determine if pelvic floor therapy is needed prior to running.

Do you have these symptoms?

  I sometimes have low back pain or pelvic pain (buttocks, pubic bone, genitals, or bladder) which is greater then 3 on a 1-10 scale (10 is worse pain). 

 I sometimes have heaviness of the pelvic area like my pelvic organs are falling out.

❑ I sometimes experience urinary leakage in daily activities, or unable to fully empty bladder.

❑ I sometimes experience an inability to control bowels in daily activities, or unable to full empty bowels.

***If you answered yes to any of the questions above, contact me for a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation before to returning to running.

Are you able to…

      In standing, can you perform the following two pelvic contraction exercises without pain?

❑ 1) 10x fast reps (fully contract and relax pelvic floor muscles) in under 8 seconds.

❑ 2) 60 seconds hold of a gentle squeeze of the pelvic floor muscles at roughly 50% of full contraction.

❑ Can you perform side lying hip abduction 20 times each leg without pain (lifting your leg up while on your side)?

❑ Can you roll from your back to stomach 5 times each side without contracting your legs and without coning?

❑ Can you perform split jumps for 30 seconds without pain or symptoms listed above? 

*** If you answered no to any of the questions above, contact me for a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation before to returning to running.

What is Involved in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

During a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation, there is a through assessment of your posture, alignment, breathing mechanics and various clinical tests to identify the underlying cause of injury. During your first or seconds appointment, a comprehensive internal pelvic floor assessment will be performed. This allows me to identify the muscles and nerves contributing to your pelvic floor injury. I will be spending the entire duration of your appointment with you to perform hands on techniques, re-educate faulty movement patterns and monitor a progressive exercise program. Patients have significant improvement in symptoms in 3-5 sessions.