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.
I 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.
It 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?
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
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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