Healing at Home Physical Therapy LLC is a pelvic health and wellness concierge service providing specialized 1:1 care for pregnant and post-partum people in the comfort of their own homes.
(*Telehealth consults/coaching also available)
Reduce pelvic pain, prevent dysfunction...and delight in the journey.
How can I help?
YOU NEED RELIEF AND SUPPORT FROM A PROVIDER YOU CAN TRUST. ASAP.
I specialize in Pelvic Health. That means that in addition to a clinical doctorate, I've spent years of additional training to become a Certified Pelvic Rehab Specialist. If it's an issue between the "nipples and knees"... it's very likely that I can help!
Some common complaints in pregnancy and post-partum:
pelvic pain (including hip and back pain, "sciatica," tailbone, pain with sex, abdominal pain, rib pain, pain with defecation, generalized pelvic pain)
pubic symphysis dysfunction
pelvic organ prolapse ("why does it feel heavy down there? like something is falling out?")
confusion about exercise (starting, stopping, or post-partum fitness/return to sport)
incontinence with or without urgency/frequency (bladder and bowel)
sexual dysfunction (including pain and reduced orgasm)
urinary and bowel dysfunction (urgency/frequency, pain, difficulty emptying, chronic constipation)
Post-partum recovery ("Is this normal?") following cesarean, traumatic labor/injury during labor and delivery
Neck and shoulder pain ("how is this little baby so darn heavy?")
"I've always been an athlete. My body feels like a disaster! How will I ever get back to my sport?!"
OK...YOU WANT THE GOOD NEWS? WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE COMPLAINTS! YES, I'M SERIOUS!
YOU'RE PREGNANT. NOW WHAT? EXERCISE? CHILL? HIGH-RISK? PRE-EXISTING PAIN? YOU WANT TO PREVENT THOSE SCARY THINGS YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT?
Pregnancy doesn't have to be scary and painful. When things like back pain, hip pain, "sciatica," and incontinence rear their ugly heads...there's something you can do about it! Did you know that the right exercise plan during pregnancy can reduce things like delivery pain, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and even post-partum depression? Are you afraid to exercise because you are considered "geriatric" or "high-risk"? Did your last pregnancy leave you feeling broken? I've got you.
YOU'VE JUST HAD A BABY. YOU'RE FREAKING OUT. YOU'VE GOT PAIN, WEIRD THINGS ARE HAPPENING. "WHAT DO I DO NOW?!"
This one hits close to home for me. After my high-risk pregnancy and cesarean delivery (pesky placenta previa), I felt all kinds of messed up and feared coming home with this beautiful new baby who needed to eat every 1-2 hours, my surgical pain, blood loss, all kinds of new pains, and just wondering if I was going to be ok. I mean, I wasn't going to see another provider for how long? Six weeks? You've got enough on your plate as a new parent...if you have questions or concerns, just reach out to your providers. Even if it seems like the smallest thing. I would be honored to come check on you and help give you peace of mind (and some pain relief to boot).
IT'S BEEN MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS SINCE YOU'VE HAD YOUR KID. BUT YOU'RE STILL STRUGGLING...WITH PAIN, SEXUAL PROBLEMS, INCONTINENCE...YOU'RE DONE SUFFERING.
I promise it's not too late! But geez I hope you call sooner if you can...after all, I can come to your house! I've seen moms/parents who haven't dealt with things they've been suffering with until their kids go off to college! PLEASE DO NOT WAIT THIS LONG! LIFE IS TOO SHORT. Even if you're 87 and you're convinced that stubborn urinary incontinence is because you had 4 kids and there's nothing to be done now...NOOOO! That is not true! We can do something. PLEASE don't choose to suffer any longer.
YOU'RE AN ATHLETE AND YOU WANT TO GET BACK TO YOUR SPORT POST-PARTUM. LET'S DO THAT.
My advice is: don't wait until you're post-partum to make sure your fitness goals are staying (mostly) on track. And certainly do not assume that any of your fitness goals need to take a backseat just because you had a kid (or you're pregnant). Sure, there is a healing process and a changed body that you'll need to reacquaint yourself with, but get the right tools and support, and you can kill it again! I promise!
YOU'RE EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED. YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR ANOTHER APPOINTMENT.
So don't. Stay in your sweats, make a cup of tea, and I'll be over as soon as I can.
YOU'RE AN LGBTQ+ PERSON WHO NEEDS AFFIRMING CARE (YA KNOW... TREATED LIKE A REAL PERSON BY SOMEONE WHO GETS IT).
I've got you. Trust me, I've heard it all from medical providers...from assumptions about my sexual health to the repetitive "what is your husband's name?" My goal is to provide the absolute BEST care to my patients, which means that you must feel safe and seen...whoever you are, however you identify, whatever your history. When I say "comprehensive care," that is exactly what I mean. Affirming. Trauma-informed. Sex-positive. Compassion forward. Period.
*This is me around 6-7 months pregnant, maintaining a pretty high-intensity workout. I loved feeling strong while pregnant and know that staying fit allowed for a faster post-partum recovery.
Dad Joke Teller. Goofy mom. Dinner Party Ice Breaker Expert ("No...NOT Public Health...PELVIC Health! Yes...down there.")
My mission is to serve those who have otherwise felt disregarded, misunderstood, or just feel apprehensive about seeking out medical care of any kind for fear of encountering indifference, discrimination, or worse: complete neglect. No one deserves to suffer in silence with debilitating problems--ESPECIALLY MOMS AND NEW PARENTS!
My approach is to empower you to take back your life, your body, your joy. I will help you manage your health alongside other providers, and/or assist in finding those clinicians who would help to ensure the most comprehensive care plan possible. I don't work on an island by myself. The more brains, the better! First and foremost, I will always listen. Then, I will explain. Then I will listen more. I provide copious amounts of education. The "most heard" feedback I receive from my patients and clients is: "no one has ever explained any of this to me before. Now I get it."
After 8 years of higher education (BS from Penn State, DPT from NYU) and 12 more years of clinical practice, post-doc continuing education, and board certification as a Pelvic Health Specialist...I remain obsessive about learning the newest, the best, and the most specialized and effective treatments and approaches to care because that is the bare minimum my patients deserve.
Always affirming. Trauma-informed. Compassion-forward.