Dr. Megan Kressbach
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” From a very young age, my answer was consistently “a doctor that takes babies out”. My career track may have taken a different route, but my love of women’s health has held true for all of these years.
Like a lot of PTs, I was first introduced to physical therapy as a patient when I was having neck and shoulder pain due to competitive swimming. I not only felt better, I learned so much about the body and how it can heal. I knew this was the path for me and went on to receive my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in 2017.
During my clinical rotations and in my first years as an orthopedic physical therapist, I knew women’s health concerns, especially during pregnancy and postpartum, were not being met in traditional settings. I would meet women whose pain, abdominal separation or incontinence were brushed off as “normal” with no guidance on how to get through everyday activities without pain and leaking or return to exercise safely besides “don’t do a sit-up and just do your kegels!”
I may not be delivering babies, but I still help them come out easier by helping women learn to connect with their bodies in a way that can reduce pain, increase pelvic mobility and prepare the body for an empowered birth and postpartum recovery.
I believe in taking a holistic approach when treating my patients, incorporating all aspects of their overall health, wellbeing, and goals. I work together with my patients to achieve optimal results so they can get back to doing the things they love, faster.
My husband and I are thrilled to be back home in Maine, where my desire to treat women and put down roots in the community have finally become a reality.
Outside of the clinic, you will find me working on DIY projects around my home, in my garden tending to vegetables and flowers a plenty, or just enjoying the great outdoors, be it hiking or swimming. I can’t wait to meet you!
Megan’s Credentials + Certifications
Sacred Heart University Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2017
Dry Needling Certified
Advanced Training from Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Advanced Training in Julie Wiebe Piston Science: Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor
what my clients have to say
“My beautiful baby girl is a blessing but she hasn’t been kind to my body. When I fell pregnant I knew that pregnancy would take a toll on my body, as it does for every woman. Megan was another blessing that came into my life. She helped me with my back & pelvic pain in the mid to late part of pregnancy, helped me work on breathing techniques to help me prepare for labor and then once baby girl was here, I continued with her guidance to help regain postpartum strength. Without her, I’d still be a mess, I’m sure of it! Trust your bodies and know the pain doesn’t need to be so bad. Seeing Megan for the support I needed is the best thing I did for my new body!”
September 2021 – March 2022
“I came to Megan with lower back pain that radiated down the right side of my leg. My third child was 6 months old and I felt like a lot of my back issues were related to stretched and weak muscles that hadn’t recovered from three pregnancies. I searched for physical therapists who specialized in women’s health and specifically pelvic floor therapy. I happened to find Megan and I’m so grateful I did. She asked good questions, helped me to visualize and understand more of what my body had gone through with birth and taught me how to focus on strengthening the muscles that had been changed. The exercises and the treatments she gave to me have given me my life back. I’m able to walk without pain and even run again. I would definitely recommend Megan to any mom needing to retrain and heal their body after pregnancy! 10/10!”
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