After I had my first women's health physiology class in college, I knew where my career was meant to go. I began my journey developing a speciality in pelvic health in my 2nd year of PT school with a goal to fill a huge gap in the health & wellness market.
While earning my Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at Washington University in St. Louis, I did everything I could to learn about pelvic health. I took my first job as a licensed physical therapist in August 2017, where I treated mainly orthopedic conditions as we grew a pelvic health program. My greatest challenge working with patients here was that they had NO IDEA what pelvic floor physical therapy was and how it could help them. Some were "not okay" with the idea of pelvic floor rehab because of not understanding what we actually do. I would spend so much time simply on the education component, which was great and all, but it left little time for other things!
I worked in my first job for a few years until it was time for me to venture off on my own so that I could focus on the education component. I care about this deeply. Healthcare provider or not, women should know about their vulva, vagina, and deep core beyond baby-making. Did you know that it takes a women an average 8 years to get help for issues like urinary leakage? At a minimum, basic pelvic health IQ helps women communicate efficiently to a medical provider.
I currently work out of two clinics in the Phoenix, Arizona metro where I treat clients one on one. I also coach women on how to take control of their own pelvic health & fitness through online coaching and programs.