Expert physical therapy on your schedule and in your home
Physical therapy is safe and effective for the treatment of a wide range of pelvic floor issues at any stage in life. Annemarie prides herself on providing modern, evidence-based, and collaborative care for a wide range of concerns, with the goal of empowering patients with the knowledge they need for long-term health. Whether you love long walks on the weekends, running, Crossfit, or yoga, physical therapy can help you return to what you love - not just without symptoms, but stronger and more confident in your body’s endless capabilities!
Virtual visits allow physical therapy to fit into your life. I’m excited to start this conversation with you!
What I Treat
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary leaking of urine during situations that generate pressure on the bladder, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, and lifting. Pelvic floor muscle training can help improve pelvic floor muscle power, endurance, and coordination to eliminate SUI.
Urge urinary incontinence (UUI) is the involuntary leaking of urine associated with strong urge, often associated with certain times of day, locations, or activities. Treatment for UUI may include pelvic floor muscle training focusing on strength and motor control, as well as “bladder training” to normalize your voiding schedule and give you back control.
Anal incontinence is the involuntary leaking of gas or stool. This can occur without injury, but is often associated with pregnancy or injury sustained during vaginal childbirth.
pain with sex (vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia)
Pain or difficulty with tampon use, speculum exams, and/or penetrative intercourse is common and treatable. The experience of vulvar or vaginal pain is individual and multifactorial, and treatment should be tailored to each person’s symptoms and medical history. Childbirth, a history of emotional or physical trauma, changing hormonal levels (such as with menopause or breastfeeding), recurrent yeast/bacterial infections, and many other issues can contribute.
urinary urgency & frequency
Urinary frequency and urgency can be triggered by long-standing habits, stress or anxiety, dietary considerations, or pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (including overly tensed or “overactive” muscles).
pelvic organ prolapse
POP is a descent of one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, or rectum) towards the vaginal opening. Symptoms most commonly include a sensation of “falling out” or “heaviness,” and issues with incomplete bowel or bladder emptying. POP is most commonly diagnosed following vaginal childbirth or after menopause, but can develop at any point in the lifespan.
navigating pregnancy & postpartum
Even if you don’t have specific symptoms that concern you, navigating a return to activity following vaginal or cesarean childbirth can be daunting. We can work together to identify goals, develop a plan, and answer any questions along the way!