Since the pelvis is the seat of a woman’s power and whole body health, I sought out Allison for a postpartum evaluation. What I got was really practical, current guidance and exercises to strengthen my body–after baby, yes, but everything I learned would’ve benefited me before. Many of us go into pregnancy with a body that has accommodated a modern, sedentary lifestyle. After the physical feat of pregnancy, I wanted to start from the bottom up–literally–to feel strong again. I hope you’ll call Allison and discover this for yourself!
Allison’s deep knowledge and experience was apparent from our first interaction. Her passion for women’s health is palpable and extremely encouraging. Within minutes of my first session I knew I was receiving excellent care and on a path to achieving my goals. Allison’s approach is empowering and also very realistic for the lifestyle that I, and so many other women lead. All of my “homework” was presented in ways that I found manageable and ultimately inspired me to develop a self-care practice that I have continued beyond my PT appointments
I truly thought I was not capable of learning how to properly do a kegel. Allison not only taught me how to do a kegel but she did it with grace and patience. Allison was amazing!!!!
In July 2017, I went to ER twice for severe abdominal pain- later on found out the pain was due to large fibroids and that I would have to have surgery ASAP! In August 2017, I had a hysterectomy and they removed everything but my ovaries. After 8 weeks recovery, I went back to work but was still in constant pain around lower abdomen and in pelvic area. The pain was minimal, but I knew it wasn’t normal and wanted to protect my pelvic floor for the future. After 8 months, I was recommended to PT with Allison Poole. This experience was such a blessing! Allison listened to my situation and was very understanding. She is very informative of the pelvic floor and knew exactly what to do. I immediately saw results with the techniques she gave me to do. I looked forward to going to see her every time because she was very patient and encouraging! Also I was super impressed with how much knowledge she had regarding strengthening and improving your pelvic floor. After 5 months, it felt so good to be pain free everyday! It was definitely the best experience I could do for myself to get complete healing from my hysterectomy and to protect my pelvic floor from any future issues. I would highly recommend Allison, she is worth every dollar you will spend! THANK YOU Allison!!
I was experiencing pelvic issues that my PCP (who had been practicing mainly in women’s health for many, many years) knew nothing about, so I did a bit of research and found Allison through an online search engine. We spoke on the phone first to see if her expertise would help me and it sure did!!! Allison first made me feel comfortable and then educated me on how the pelvic floor functions. Once she assessed me, she gave me plenty of hope and confidence and many simple tools to use immediately. On subsequent visits, she provided more insights and tools and more inspiration. I would highly, highly recommend Allison to anyone who is experiencing pelvic issues. I trust Allison, enjoyed her company and felt completely supported by her knowledge and experience as she guided me in my healing journey! –S.S.
Allison is caring, knowledgeable and is able to integrate many aspects of women’s health. She suggested I start breathing more effectively and it is already helping!
Allison is a knowledgeable and caring provider. I saw her after the birth of my second child for help with diastasis recti and pelvic floor issues. As others have mentioned, she not only expertly treated me but did so with my often-crying newborn in tow! Allison built a solid foundation of trust by patiently listening to my saga of complaints and was deeply committed to my care. When she determined that I needed additional specialist help for one of my issues, she conducted extensive research and ultimately referred me to specialist who is excellent. I highly recommend her.
I am extremely pleased with the results I got from working with Allison to strengthen my pelvic floor. From the first phone call I made to set up an appointment, Allison made me feel at ease talking about my issues with leakage and stress incontinence. Allison explained everything she was going to do before my exam so I was prepared and well informed. I learned so much about my body and gained a lot of self confidence. I didn’t realize how much my bladder was ruling my life until it wasn’t anymore. Allison helped me recover from an issue that I had been living with for 10 years! I reached all my goals including being able to play with my children and run a 5k without leaking and now have begun training for a 10k. To anyone hesitant to spend the time or money on yourself and your health I’d say it was worth every minute and every penny and my only regret is not getting help sooner. My experience with Allison was truly life changing.
Allison was wonderful, very knowledgeable and professional yet friendly and relaxing to work with. I highly recommend Allison for Women’s Health!
Allison provided a safe & supportive discussion about diastasis recti and how to incorporate daily healing practices into our lives. Thank you for the wonderful information and for being so welcoming! Not all PT’s are created equal- for all things perinatal she’s my choice.