I was referred to Amy last year by my OB/GYN after discovering that I had a prolapse. I had never heard of this type of PT working on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and was warned that it was different. I wanted to ward off surgery, so I was game to try it.
It was a little weird, but I quickly learned that Amy was sensitive to the nature of this type of therapy and also saw other factors that contributed to my prolapse.
I had been to PT before and never felt like I had made any progress or that the PT got me and my problems. 2.5 years ago, I had surgery for a herniated disc in my low back. Due to overall weakness and compensating for my pain, I basically caused a prolapse of my bowel, bladder and uterus. Over 8 weeks, Amy helped reduce things I was doing to make my prolapse worse and strengthen my pelvic floor. She also recognized my need to strengthen my core. I returned for another 8 weeks of therapy to work on my core and low back problems. She gave me 3 sets of exercises and stretches to use depending on how I feel on a given day to help with pain and straightening my core.
The test for a great PT, in my opinion, is one who looks at the whole patient, is able to help you push through the tough times and plateaus, and gives the tools for continued improvement on your own after therapy ends. Amy has all of those skills and then some.