Yes this blog post is all about me. But really it's more about how I can help you.
1. What led me to become a Physical Therapist?
I began my fitness journey with my own health journey. In my early twenties, I found myself suddenly very overweight and sedentary while working at a desk in an insurance job. My whole life changed when I rapidly gained weight and declined in overall health. My doctors were alerting me of pre-diabetes and prehypertension at such a young age.
After working as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) coach for nearly a decade total, I knew I could do more. Many of my clients had orthopedic and neurological issues that were outside of my scope of practice. With my background in fitness and classes, and my love for healing people by working together, I knew physical therapy was the right path for me!
2. What led me to specialize in Pelvic Health?
Before I even began my fitness journey, I had always wanted to become an OBGYN. It was the perfect mix of my two passions: helping people through movement and pelvic health!
Over the years of working with fitness clients, I saw a growing need for pelvic health. Many of them mentioned their “less visible” symptoms of incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. That's when I took a deep dive into the study and practice of pelvic health.
Fortunately this topic has become less taboo, and more widely discussed. But it wasn't always this way. It was common for society to consider many of these conditions “normal” just because they were common.
3. What diagnoses do I love treating most?
I love to help folks post-partum, with vaginismus, interstitial cystitis, urinary urgency or frequency, incontinence while lifting, people during pregnancy and in labor preparations, and so forth!
I believe that no matter what your symptoms consist of, you deserve to feel your best in your body. This means that you can view and treat your body like the safe space that it is, being able to thank it for all it does for you, and in turn, allow a beautiful mind-body connection.
In pelvic health, there are many diagnoses that make it difficult for the person to experience this loving connection with their bodies, such as sexual dysfunction or chronic pain. For this reason, I know that you need the right approach to your care, one that encompasses you as a person, and not just a diagnosis. This requires the sensitive mind and touch of a PT who can provide trauma-informed care.
4. What do I do when not in the clinic?
Outside of PT, I LOVE to read, work on my own writings of fantasy fiction novels, watch Marvel movies with my husband, play with my two german shepherds and my cow-colored kitty, sketch/paint, power lift, and learn more and more about the human body!
5. How do you get in touch with me? I am available for appointments in our Princeton, New Jersey location. To get started contact Activcore Princeton.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are based on the opinion of the author, unless otherwise noted, and should not be taken as personal medical advice. The information provided is intended to help readers make their own informed health and wellness decisions.