WHY PELVIC HEALTH?
Our pelvic floors support our most basic human functions and make up a crucial component of our "core." When our pelvic floor is not functioning optimally, it creates problems for our bladder, bowel, and sexual health and can be a large contributor to hip and low back pain. Because of its many functions, pelvic health plays an important role in our physical and mental well-being.
Specialty care matters. At Restore, pelvic health is the focus. All physical therapists can assess musculoskeletal issues, but not all physical therapists are trained to assess the pelvic floor internally when necessary, nor do all physical therapists have specialized knowledge in pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment. Restore offers dedicated pelvic health services to all genders and all ages.
Pelvic health has been largely misunderstood and underutilized. Surgery and medications have been the go-to treatments for pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and bladder/bowel issues like incontinence and constipation. More recently, research supports that these conditions are often musculoskeletal in nature and can be treated effectively with quality pelvic health physical therapy.
THE RESTORE APPROACH
Urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, and hesitancy
Constipation, difficulty with bowel movements, fecal incontinence
Painful sex and diminished orgasm
Pelvic organ prolapse
Decreased core strength and postural impairment
Diastasis rectus abdominus
Pelvic, low back, sciatic, and SI joint pain
C-section and episiotomy scar tissue
Pre- and post-partum
Pre- and post-prostatectomy
One-on-One Appointments – Your entire session is spent with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. No techs or aides. Just personalized, expert, one-on-one care.
Specialized Care - If you believe you are experiencing some type of pelvic floor dysfunction, it’s important to be evaluated by someone trained specifically in this area. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, Jessica can assess – both externally and internally – the quality and tone of your pelvic floor muscles (whether they are over- or under-active) and your ability to manage and coordinate pressure.
Whole-Person Methodology - Because so many factors play a role in pelvic floor dysfunction, it’s important to treat the whole person. Jessica assesses your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, how you breathe, how you move, and any external factors that could influence your overall wellness. Jessica has a strong background in manual therapy, which means she takes a true hands-on approach. She's trained in joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue work, and myofascial release.
* This list is not exhaustive. And it's important to remember: just because some of these issues are common, that does not mean they’re normal or should be ignored.
ABOUT DR. JESSICA MUNK
Hello and welcome! Thank you for considering Restore Pelvic Health Physical Therapy! I think it’s important for you to know a little about me to help you decide whether I’m the right fit for you and your needs.
I started treating pelvic floor dysfunction unexpectedly, but after beginning pelvic health training and treating my first pelvic floor patient, I quickly developed a true passion for it. This population has been underserved for too long, and there’s still too much of a gap in understanding about how physical therapists can treat pelvic floor dysfunction. The results of pelvic floor therapy can truly be life changing.
Jessica is AMAZING! She’s not kidding when she says she treats the whole person. I was referred to Jessica by my OB/GYN for stress incontinence, and I was pretty skeptical thinking I was just going to be given a handout with different ways to do Kegel exercises. Not so! Jessica spent a great deal of time with me during the initial eval, thoroughly assessing not only my referred condition, but also examining other areas that may be affecting it. Jessica got to know ME, and she helped me to know myself better in the process! She was able to help me with additional issues such as posture and flexibility. Not only is Jessica a great physical therapist, but she is a wonderful person. You will definitely enjoy her professional expertise as well as her fun personality. I am so grateful that I was referred to Jessica. The therapy I received has continued to be a life-long change for me, and I highly. Recommend her to anyone who has a real desire to improve their overall wellness.”