Pelvic Health (Men, Women, and Children)
Giving You Your Life Back
Jen has taken over 100 hours of specialty coursework in treating the following: leakage of urine or feces, pelvic or abdominal pain, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), painful intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy and post-partum, and constipation and bowel dyssynergia.
Our patients receive a 60 minute evaluation where you two will discuss your medical history and symptoms as well as a comprehensive physical assessment. Jen will then discuss the findings of the evaluation and what the plan will be. This often includes homework as well as in-person sessions with hands-on treatment, stretches, strengthening exercises, and any modalities deemed necessary and helpful.
Jen has continuing education course work in manual therapy, functional dry needling, and abdominal/pelvic visceral mobilization just to name a few.
What is the eval like?
You will need to fill out the online intake forms. Your questions will include your current symptoms and history with sexual health, bladder and bowel health, surgical and medical history, as well as injuries and pregnancy/deliveries. Jen is a licensed physical therapist who has specialized training in pelvic health conditions. You will be taken to a private treatment room. You may bring someone with you if you wish. She will do a review of your medical history and current symptoms, functional/movement examination, an internal pelvic floor examination (unless contraindicated) performed vaginally or rectally to see how pelvic floor muscles are functioning (pelvic floor muscles are inside your pelvis), have a conversation about your goals for physical therapy, answer any questions you have, and develop a treatment plan that is evidence-based, holistic, and individualized to address your goals.
*NOTE: We understand the sensitive nature of this evaluation and the topics discussed. Jen will discuss your comfort level at your evaluation. YOU are in charge of what happens to YOUR body during YOUR evaluation/treatments.
How long are appointments?
The first visit is an evaluation and will take 1 hour. Follow ups are 45 minutes.
What do I wear?
Wear something that you can move in. Remember that part of the evaluation is assessing both the outside and inside of your pelvic floor, so you will remove your pants and underwear. If you are uncomfortable with this, that is 100% ok, please be sure to communicate that with Jen.
What if I’m on my period?
It does not change what happens in the evaluation. If you are comfortable with the evaluation, please come. Jen wants to assess what your muscles and symptoms are like during all phases of your menstrual cycle. We have a restroom nearby if you need to remove a tampon or menstrual cup/disc beforehand.
What do I bring with me?
You insurance card, a picture ID, medication list, and form of payment (for copay or self pay).
What if I don't have someone to watch my kids?
We understand parent life. We have toys in the treatment room, or you are free to bring toys/entertainment for your kiddos. If you are a nursing mama, feel free to nurse during your session. We will make every accommodation possible to set your visit up for success.
What if my child is coming for pelvic floor treatment?
Ideally, a parent or guardian accompanies the child. NO internal work is completed on children. Jen will still do a review of your medical history and current symptoms, functional/movement examination, perform a visual assessment of the pelvic floor (pants and underwear off) to see how pelvic floor muscles are functioning (pelvic floor muscles are inside your pelvis), have a conversation about your goals for physical therapy, answer any questions you have, and develop a treatment plan that is evidence-based, holistic, and individualized to address your goals.