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 a 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.
I was unfamiliar with the techniques and a little uncomfortable about it at the start, but Allison explained everything, took things slow, and made me feel a lot more at ease with everything. Having an old dog learn some new tricks takes time, but I have been able to incorporate the breathing and stretching exercises into my daily routine. I sleep much better now (still not a solid eight hours, but I blame that more on the wonderful menopausal hot flashes that now follow me everywhere), I don’t have the urgency issues I used to have with urination, and (call me crazy, others have) it seems to me that since I’ve been far more diligent about the breathing techniques my now twenty-two year old “baby bump” seems to have shrunk. My primary care physician balked at the treatment, saying it couldn’t be what was making a difference. So I will end with this, even if another doctor doesn’t give this form of therapy the respect it’s due, try it anyway. It made a huge difference for me.
I started seeing Allison after being told I had a bladder prolapse. My physician asked if I wanted to have surgery never mentioning PT was an option. Thankfully, I found out about Allison from my acupuncturist. She was immediately encouraging and I felt very confidant with her approach and treatment plan. After 3 visits, although I know it is not going away, I know what to do about it, ( including no heavy lifting.)
Very professional, friendly and helpful. Allison is amazing at teaching the correct exercises and making sure you know exactly what to do to get back on track. Highly recommend.