Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is a specialty that allows more specific treatment for many different diagnoses, specifically related to the human anatomy.
It may come as a surprise to many that physical therapy can be helpful to treat common medical diagnoses, such as incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse, pregnancy and post-partum injuries/pain, and breast cancer.
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy involves the same concepts as all other physical therapy, but with more focus on biofeedback, internal examinations and treatments, trigger point massage, and abdominal/pelvic floor strengthening, depending on the diagnosis.
People who experience the following can benefit from this program:
- Incontinence (Stress or Urge-Urinary)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
- Pelvic Pain
- Pre and Post - Childbearing Conditions
- Episiotomy Scars
- Post-Abdominal Surgery
- Coccyx Pain
- Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
- Dyspareunia (pain with penetration) and sexual dysfunction.
Women's Health Specialist
Megan Wylie was awarded a Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2013. Megan continued her professional education after Penn State and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2016. While at Drexel, Megan completed a specialty rotation in Women's Health where she treated various types of pelvic pain, incontinence, SI joint pain, pregnancy/post-partum, and other pelvic dysfunctions. Through Megan's graduate rotations, she developed a deep interest in Women's Health and has completed advanced training to treat specific urogynecological and pelvic floor diagnoses. She plans to complete her Professional Association's approved board certification in the area of women's health in the upcoming years. In addition to Women's Health, Megan is working toward her Certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Outside of work, Megan enjoys playing tennis, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Kavitha Paranjothi, PT, DPT, PRPC
Women's Health Specialist
Kavitha Paranjothi is one of the leading pelvic floor physical therapist with extensive training and practice in orthopedics, and women’s and men’s pelvic floor dysfunction. Kavitha has worked in various clinical settings providing the highest quality of care for different pelvic floor dysfunctions. Some of the diagnoses she works with includes pelvic pain, rehab after gynecological, pelvic and reproductive surgeries, prolapse and bladder and bowel dysfunction. Kavitha has received training to treat men, women and children pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor rehab has become her passion. What sets her apart as a clinician is her holistic approach to patient care, including posture and breathing mechanisms that can tremendously affect pelvic floor symptoms. As part of this holistic approach, Kavitha takes the time to understand the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients to improve their overall function and achieve goals. Kavitha is fondly referred to as having the “healing touch“ by her patients. Outside of her career, she loves spending time doing outdoor activities with her children. She is very creative and painting and dancing are some of the things she enjoys most.