allison poole

Allison Poole

PT, MPT, WHC, owner

People often ask me how I got into this line of work. I’ve always had an interest in women’s health, but it wasn’t until I had my son, that I gained a whole new appreciation for a mother ’s body.

ladies having coffeeI had things happen to me during and after pregnancy that I thought would never happen to me. I felt so disconnected from my body, I experienced postpartum anxiety and rage that went undiagnosed and I couldn’t go for a walk without feeling the constant urge to pee.

It wasn’t until I started my new job in a pelvic health center, that I really grasped the severity of my issues. As I was learning about the pelvic floor, I was learning that what I was experiencing wasn’t normal. I was working 12 hour days at a high-stress job while trying to learn all I could about the pelvic floor. I told myself I didn’t have time to address my issues.


Then one Saturday, on our way home from the store, I pulled into the driveway and I had to pee so bad. My son was fussing in the back seat, but I knew I didn’t have time to get him out of the car and make it in the house. I ran into the house, leaving my son in the car, and barely unbuttoned my pants before I started to pee.

friendsIt was in that moment I said enough is enough. I have to take care of myself. How could I be an effective PT (and mom), if I couldn’t even take care of myself? I had to admit that I couldn’t do it all myself, I needed help. Luckily, I was surrounded by amazing PTs and with their expertise and my own self-study, I began to put myself and my body first.

Seemingly at the same time, I was feeling better, (and bonus! my son was sleeping through the night), I entered my late thirties. My stress and mood swings were out of control. I had absolutely no interest in sex and felt like I was either drinking coffee to wake myself up or a glass of wine (or two) to wind down.

I did some research, and I learned things like food and lifestyle had a tremendous effect on hormones. I wondered if I was feeling this way, with all that I know, were other women feeling this way too?

why doesn’t anyone talk about this stuff?
“Why didn’t anyone tell me this would happen? Is this normal? Am I normal? I am scared to do the wrong thing. I’m overwhelmed. I don’t know where to start.”
 As I started to talk about this more, women would say “Why doesn’t anyone talk about this stuff? Why didn’t anyone tell me this would happen?  Is this normal? Am I normal?  I am scared to do the wrong thing. I’m overwhelmed. I don’t know where to start.” It was clear women needed more information about the changes our bodies go through from motherhood to menopause.

I provide women with superior, convenient and efficient care they deserve. I have walked this journey and can understand things as personal as leaking, painful sex and hormone imbalance. My approach addresses your wellbeing as a whole; physical, mental and lifestyle to truly empower you to heal.


Lets get a conversation started

We’ll get clear on where you are, where you want to go and how we can work together to get you feeling like yourself again.

Allison’s Credentials & Certifications

  • University of New England Masters in Physical Therapy 2004
  • Advanced Training from Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
  • IWHI Certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach
  • 3rd Age Woman, Optimal Healing After Hysterectomy Burrell Education Graduate
  • Graston Technique® Trained
  • 15 Years of Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Chronic Pain Management
  • Ergonomic Workstation Evaluation
burrell education graduate optimal health after hysterectomy
herman wallace certificate
women's health coach graduate badge
global pelvic health alliance membership
burrell education graduate online certification

what my clients have to say

“Allison was such a pleasure to work with! She made me feel comfortable and answered any questions I had. She took the time to truly listen to what I was experiencing and taught me about habitual changes and things I could do on my own at home to help my symptoms. I am most grateful for the knowledge she provided about how the pelvic floor works. If you’re experiencing pelvic floor symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to Allison!”


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